Housing

Housing

Building permits, July 26, 2015

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and estimated cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Cramer Homes Inc., single-family home at 5001 Sandcherry Drive, $284,000.

Holiday Inn Express coming to Rantoul

RANTOUL — Coming soon to west Rantoul: the area's third Holiday Inn Express.

Plans are to break ground on the 83-unit, $7.896 million project in September, with a goal of opening by spring, Rantoul Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh said.

"Their floor plan, I would consider it very upscale," Fiegenschuh said. "I would say it's a four-star hotel."

SIU demolishing 9 vacant buildings to save money

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University is demolishing nine vacant buildings on campus to save on maintenance costs.

Building permits, July 19, 2015

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Raves Homes, new single-family home at Abbey Fields, 4801 Valhalla Drive, $370,669.

John Roska: How to remove housemate

Q: How do I get my adult son out of my house? He doesn't help with the rent or any bills. The police wouldn't do anything when I called to have him removed. How do I legally get him out?

A: You can evict him. That may seem heartless, or unnecessarily complicated, but it's the legal way to remove a housemate who refuses to leave.

Clearview construction could start next year

CHAMPAIGN — New residential development is planned for the land near the High School of St. Thomas More, and could be underway later this year if plans are approved by the city.

John Roska: The law on tenants and deposits

Q: How can I make sure I get my deposit back when I move out? My landlord has a bad reputation for not returning deposits.

A: Don't owe any rent, don't cause any damages and clean thoroughly. And take pictures. That won't guarantee you'll get your deposit back, but it will greatly improve your chances.

Building permits, July 12, 2015

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Nova Group, alteration to retail space at Schnucks, 109 N. Mattis Ave., $1,300,000.

Hotel back on market

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URBANA — Five years after purchasing what is now known as the Urbana Landmark Hotel, developer Xiao Jin "XJ" Yuan is giving up and has placed the 92-year-old building on the market.