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100 years ago

Dec. 6, 1918: Signs of the peace are beginning to show. The library is looking for 500 donated books to ship off to hospitals where our wounded soldiers are recovering. And the War Department is losing no time in cancelling over $7.25 billion in defense contracts.

75 years ago

Dec. 6, 1943: Former Bloomingtonian Adlai E. Stevenson, now a special assistant to the secretary of the Navy, is preparing to lead a mission to Italy and Sicily. The mission will study problems of supplies and rehabilitation. The entourage is supposed to leave this week.

50 years ago

Dec. 6, 1968: District 87 and Unit 5 have been fighting over four tracts of residential land that produce property tax revenue. Now a hearing board has awarded all four to District 87. Unit 5 had been protesting the rival district’s annexation of the tracts.

25 years ago

Dec. 6, 1993: Judge Dearborn approved petitions to place the question of forming a village in the Crestwicke area on the ballot. Proponents say having municipal boundaries would give them more say in their own destiny. The proposed village limits include several subdivisions.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.