100 years ago
June 8, 1917: There were raids on three bootlegging joints in Chenoa. All the beer was hauled to downtown Chenoa and poured into the sewer in front of hundreds of witnesses. Marshal Hill was the only policeman on the raid. Others included the mayor, a banker and a doctor.
75 years ago
June 8, 1942: A two-car accident west of Clinton killed six people and injured three others. In a separate tragedy, a boat overturned in a pond near Danville. A state senator and the Vermilion County probate court clerk drowned. The publisher of the Danville newspaper was rescued.
50 years ago
June 8, 1967: Normal Public Library, with seven years left on its lease, is out of room and seeks new space. Trustees are looking at long-range plans for a new building before the lease expires. The town is projected have 58,000 residents by 1990, and library growth is also expected.
25 years ago
June 8, 1992: Development of Hawthorne Hills, Ridge Crest and Eagle Crest subdivisions has city planners looking for the best ways to connect them with each other and the rest of the city. An extension of GE Road to Towanda-Barnes Road seems likely. It currently stops at Airport Road.