Housing

Housing

Champaign County home sales down 20 percent in January over 2018

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales in Champaign County dropped more than 20 percent in January compared with the same period in 2018, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

There were 117 homes sold in January, down from 153 a year ago.

The association blamed higher prices, cold weather and the partial government shutdown for the slowdown.

Home sales tumbled 1.2% in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market.

Building permits, Feb. 17, 2019

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Duzan Architecture + Design Inc., multifamily apartment conversions at 106 E. Daniel St., $175,000.

Boil order in Urbana lifted

URBANA — The boil water order that was in effect for about 25 customers in Urbana since Friday has been lifted.

Most of the affected households were in the Leal Park neighborhood, according to Illinois American Water.

Crews have been making emergency repairs on a main break since 8 a.m. Friday.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 14-21, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

SPURLOCK MUSEUM'S 17TH ANNUAL WINTER TALES CELEBRATION

What: Honoring the cultures of Indigenous Americans and the wisdom and practices they share with others. This year's events inclue a talk on powwows, an educator workshop, and a family concert of storytelling and traditional teachings.

When:4 p.m. Feb. 14; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Street closure for 'Hub on Campus' high-rise work delayed

CHAMPAIGN — Public works officials have postponed the first closure of Sixth Street between Green and John streets in Campustown for work on the new "Hub on Campus" high-rise as a result of complications with construction.

Building permits, Feb. 10, 2019

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Storage Solutions Inc., shelving system for storage of parts and materials at 102 S. Duncan Road, $134,189.

Urbana plan commission recommends height limit for Gather development

URBANA — A 65-foot height limit might be imposed upon a proposed development at Lincoln and University avenues in Urbana.

Green Street strip mall to be razed to make way for apartment building

CHAMPAIGN — Construction crews began preparing Thursday to tear down a Green Street strip mall on the western edge of Campustown to make way for a $30 million, six-story apartment building, according to a building permit sought by the new owners.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

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