As we wind down another contentious campaign season, it's worth remembering that Champaign and Urbana served as campaign stops for several candidates battling for the White House over the years. Here then are just a few images from Champaign-Urbana's political past.


President Theodore Roosevelt addresses the crowd from the bandstand in West Side Park, Champaign, April 8, 1912.


Crowds greet President Harry Truman in Urbana, October 12, 1948.


General Dwight D. Eisenhower campaigning during a whistle-stop tour at the Illinois Central Railroad Station, Champaign, October 2, 1952.


President Gerald Ford departing Willard Airport aboard Air Force One after a campaign stop, March 12, 1976.