By Kathy Sweedler/University of Illinois Extension
We go along living in our homes, tidying up, raking leaves, and we don't often think about losing our homes to a disaster like a tornado or fire. Then something hits close to home, and it makes us think.
One thing it makes me think about is whether or not my home insurance policy meets my needs.
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, location, description and cost.
Armstrong Construction, new single-family home at 2110 Savanna Drive, $179,000.
CHAMPAIGN — A much-anticipated Campustown high-rise project will be cut in half after bids came in about $19 million over the target price, and the city will have to take another look at its involvement when council members meet next week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable.
CHAMPAIGN — A grand opening celebration for the new Eden Supportive Living community in downtown Champaign is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served, tours will be given and entertainment will be provided by the Illini Musical Group and New Orleans Jazz Machine.
I made a recent visit to what is now called Architectural Antiques, 5000 W. 96th St., Indianapolis.
It is owned by Norman and Amy Kanis and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. The Kanises can be reached by two phone numbers: 317-873-2727 or 800-916-6777.
Home beer and spirit making have become popular hobbies. Bars and beverage stores feature a growing range of artisanal spirits and craft brews. Cocktail parties are back in vogue.
URBANA — The battle between city officials and a landlord continued this week as two more complexes fell to an "F" grade on the city's rental registration list and residents face evacuation if the situation is not addressed.
CHAMPAIGN — Thursday will be the day for residents of the Bristol Park subdivision in north Champaign to give their input on what they want their neighborhood to look like after a substantial redevelopment.