Today is Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1919, farmer Elmer Frazier of rural Urbana sold a Holstein bull named Meadow Holm Bo Peep to a Japanese cattle breeder for $5,750.
In 1969, construction work began to erect the steel structure for the $9 million University of Illinois Intramural Physical Education Building north of Memorial Stadium.
In 2004, when Donna Dyke decided to mover her Danville antiques store, she thought she had found the perfect location. But the day before she planned to open, she learned that the new location was improperly zoned. "None of the real estate agents ever mentioned this to us," said Dyke, wose business — Casey's Antique's — was in limbo for the time being. "We hoped to open on June 15, and we had all the advertising in the paper. Now they keep telling me it doesn't look good."