Today is Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
In 1923, Al Dunlap, president of the Illinois State Association for Identification, predicted at a convention in Champaign that fingerprinting will become so common that the government will soon have the prints of every person in the country.
In 1973, the Urbana City Council passed a resolution in support of the United Farm Workers’ boycott of non-union lettuce, grapes and grape products. The resolution, proposed by Susan Bekenstein, directed the city not to buy such products, and not to allow any of them to be served at city functions.
In 2008, the Orange Krush handed over a $10,000 check to Cunningham Children’s Home, the first installment of a five-year, $50,000 pledge to its latest fund drive — chaired by former Illini men’s basketball coach Lou Henson and former star Kendall Gill — for a new education and special therapies complex, including a new gym.