Today is Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1923, with more than 30 million dozen eggs in storage, manipulators were engineering a corner on the egg market for the purpose of pushing the staple to $1 a dozen (about $18 in today’s dollars), according to Joseph Ruskewicz, chairman of the Chicago City Council high-cost committee. He sent out a general call for housewives to boycott eggs until prices dropped below the present price of 80 cents a dozen.
In 1973, citing his record in his first term as state treasurer, Alan Dixon announced he would seek re-election. Dixon said his office was set to earn $300 million in interest on state funds by the time his first term ended in January 1975.
In 2008, initially scheduled to open in August, then Oct. 31, the 18-story Burnham 310 development high-rise opened its first six floors. The city had recently approved a partial occupancy permit for those floors, said Garry Bowman, Champaign’s building safety supervisor.