Philo pursuing nuisance property in court

PHILO — An attorney pursuing litigation against a nuisance property is hopeful that the village will have ownership by the end of June.

In a March 7 letter to village President Craig Eckert, Champaign attorney Jim Green said he has filed a motion for default judgment on the village's behalf regarding a property in the 100 block of McKinley Circle. A hearing on the motion is set for 1 p.m. April 29 before Judge Chase Leonhard in the Champaign County Courthouse.

Green stated in the letter that he will ask the court to declare the property abandoned and hopes the court will issue a judicial deed for the property within 30 to 60 days.

Trustee Larry Franks, acting as village president in Eckert's absence, said he thought if the village acquires the property, the house on the property should be demolished and the lot sold.

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