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Today is Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1919, officials at the new Illini Hall, formerly the YMCA Building, said rooms would be ready for occupancy by Sept. 10.

In 1969, Chanute Air Force Base opened its new $500,000 dental services building. The facility would include 34 dental treatment rooms.

In 2004, the Tuscola City Council granted $75,000 to the Road Ranger convenience mart, reimbursing the 24-hour truck stop for construction costs of an entry road that would prevent unnecessary U-turns along U.S. 36.

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