Area History, June 26, 2019

Today is Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago: In 1919, funeral services were set for David Maxwell of Tolono, one of Champaign County's earliest pioneers. Mr. Maxwell had been born in Glasnow, Scotland, before immigrating to Champaign County. read more

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