Drainage district's clearing work on Salt Fork leaves some residents floored

ST. JOSEPH — A couple of weeks ago, Diane and Jim Wardrop heard the sound of heavy equipment and crashing trees somewhere in their Heather Hills neighborhood, along the upper section of the Salt Fork River, north of St. Joseph.

Building permits, July 15, 2018

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.


Timbercreek Developers, new single-family residence at 1208 English Oak Drive, $434,000.

Ironwood Builders Inc., new single-family residence at 3609 Freedom Blvd., $276,000.

Entertainment listings, July 12-19, 2018


This weekend


Sale of prominent Champaign philanthropists' estate has curiosities galore

CHAMPAIGN — The worldly goods of the late Jack and Marjorie Richmond fill every room of their former home in central Champaign, and this weekend, much of what they owned will be sold to the public.

The estate sale at 1020 W. Church St. is set for Friday through Sunday, and it will offer more than just things to buy.

Urbana council gives initial OK to plan to create housing for disabled

URBANA — The city council gave initial approval Monday to an effort that could create new housing for disabled people.

The Housing Authority of Champaign County wants to apply for a grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority to establish 24 units of permanent supportive housing for people with mental and physical disabilities.

Unit 4 board agrees to extend deadline for moving Burnham to Aug. 10

CHAMPAIGN — Mark your calendars for Aug. 10.

After two district-set deadlines came and went, the preservationist aiming to save the Burnham Mansion and the Champaign school board decided Monday evening to reset the terms of their agreement.

Top of the Morning, July 9, 2018

Sunday marked the latest installment in a series that provides a visual treat online.

For the past six months, staff writer PAUL WOOD has been chronicling the history of architectural marvels around the area as part of his "Significant Structures" series, and our staff photographers have matched his words with careful documentation of each one, inside and out.

Building permits, July 8, 2018

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.


Todd Carlson, new single-family residence at 3404 Boulder Ridge Drive, $205,250.

Bresee Tower's new owners discuss plans with city, county leaders

DANVILLE — The new owners of Bresee Tower met with local city and county officials this week to discuss their plans for renovating Danville's tallest building.

"We had a wonderful discussion," Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said of his more-than-hourlong talk Thursday with the new owners and Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron.

Preservationist seeking investors to help move, revamp Burnham Mansion

CHAMPAIGN — If you'd like to own a sliver of the Burnham Mansion redevelopment, here's your chance.

Chris Enck, the preservationist taking on a relocation and redevelopment project for Burnham and possibly two other structures, formed a limited liability corporation and has been seeking investors.

Enck said Thursday he anticipates ending up with fewer than 10 investors.