Today is Saturday, April 19, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1914: Urbana police raided the home of Fay Evans at the corner of Wright Street and University Avenue Sunday evening and arrested her on a charge of running a disorderly house. In the basement were found card tables, glasses, 17 quarts of Oscar Pepper whiskey and a half a barrel of beer. No one was at the home at the time of the raid except Evans and A.J. Burns.
In 1964: 15 men and women learned how to survive in a fallout shelter in the basement of Scott House on the University of Illinois campus early Saturday afternoon. They were scheduled to remain confined in the 750 square foot area until Sunday afternoon — 25 hours without coffee, television or even a glimpse of the outside. Special survival crackers and canned water was served. Cigarettes were limited to meal time to conserve the limited supply of oxygen.
In 1999: Jeffrey Barkstall spoke Sunday at the dedication of the Vernon L. Barkstall Elementary School in Champaign, named for the executive director of the Urban League of Champaign County for 28 years, who died in 1995.