Housing

Housing

Building permits, Nov. 16, 2014

Listed are recent 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, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

MSA Architect, new shell building at Carriage Center, 2033 S. Neil St., $620,000.

It's Your Business: Clothing stores combining at Market Place

Customers of Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks at Champaign's Market Place Shopping Center can look for a new combined store later this week.

The new store will be located between Complete Nutrition and J. Jill in the mall's Courtyard by Marketplace wing, said Angel Jones, who will be manager of the combined store. The new space was once the location of Coldwater Creek.

Building permits, Nov. 9, 2014

Listed are recent 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, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

IYB sneak peek: Big balconies near park

Editor's note: Here's an advance look at one item from Sunday's It's Your Business column. Other items include a clothing store, a hotel, a restaurant, a cellphone store and a bank.

John Roska: What can I do if the landlord won't fix things?

Q: What can I do if the landlord won't fix things? Can I move out, and cancel the lease?

A: If serious defects make the place unlivable, you can move out. But before moving out, you must give the landlord a chance to fix things—unless the defects are really life-threatening.

Building permits, Nov. 2, 2014

Listed are recent 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, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Rave Homes, new single-family home at 1211 English Oak Drive, $237,217.

Building permits, Oct. 26, 2014

Listed are recent 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, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

MSA Architect, new Villa West senior housing at 4114 W. Springfield Ave., $4,500,000.

Building permits, Oct. 19, 2014

Listed are recent 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, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Pettyjohn Builders, new single-family home at 910 W. Armory St., $1,428,000.

Bob Swisher: Check out fantastic events in Amishland

Heart of Country, probably the biggest, most popular early American and primitive antique show held every year in Nashville, Tenn., is no longer — gone, done, kaput!

Who could possibly profit from this? Arthur, Arcola and Tuscola, three towns in the center of Amishland in East Central Illinois, will hold their four different promotions at six different locations on Nov 7 and 8.

Family checkbook: Your bank account will warm up to these tips

By Kathy Sweedler

Do you have windows that don't seal completely? Perhaps you have holes going from the outside to the inside of your house from old pipes or wiring? If so, money is slipping out of your house.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating our homes accounts for 42 percent of our utility bills.