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Area history, Jan. 2, 2022 | History

Today is Sunday, January 2nd, 2022. Here is the local news 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1922, about 30 Prohibition proponents met in the Champaign County County Courtroom and organized the Champaign County’s Dry Enforcement Legislative Committee. You would support all candidates for office who sympathize with the 18th Amendment.

In 1972 the cheered on Nebraska Cornhuskers confirmed their national championship by beating runner-up Alabama, 38-6, in the Orange Bowl, triggered by a 77-yard punt return by American Johnny Rodgers.

In 2007, Mahomet’s Chamber of Commerce had enough signatures to ask a question in the April 17th vote to allow liquor to be sold in the village. Chamber Bureau member Lee Jessup reported that volunteers had collected 1,200 signatures on petitions by the end of the week, but organizers were given additional names before the petitions were submitted to the district clerk’s office. Jessup said the chamber would need to collect at least 1,031 signatures, which was 25 percent of the registered voters in the village.

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