100 years ago
June 4, 1917: The county has set up regular polling places for men ages 21-30 to register for the draft. Men can go sign up where they would normally go and vote. And there was this warning: if you don’t register, you’ll be disloyal and a traitor and could go to prison for a year.
75 years ago
June 4, 1942: Bloomington-born type designer Frederic William Goudy is retiring, having just released “Goudy 30,” his last font style. He is the son of John Goudy, who taught in the Bloomington schools in the 1860s. (Computers today still offer various Goudy font styles.)
50 years ago
June 4, 1967: Gov. Ronald Reagan of California has been named to the board of trustees at Eureka College. Reagan is a 1932 graduate. He went on to become a movie star before entering politics. As a Eureka football player, he once scored a touchdown against ISNU in Normal.
25 years ago
June 4, 1992: An old bank will expand into Normal and adopt a new name. Bank of Carlock will be known as Heartland Bank and Trust, reflecting the name of the holding company that has owned it since 1983. The new office should be open in about a month.