Housing

Housing

Finishing touches

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois' newest residence hall — Wassaja, in Ikenberry Commons — features a rec room with a ping-pong table, a first-floor laundry facility capable of alerting your smart phone on the status of your load and a music room outfitted with a piano and sound-muffling lights.

Building permits, July 24, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Habitat for Humanity, new single-family residence at 1207 W. Eureka St., $120,000.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, July 17, 2016

In the fourth and final chapter of our summer series, we asked another 10 of the area's famous formers to tell us what they remember most about where they lived here.

Building permits, July 17, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Habitat for Humanity, new single-family residence at 506 E. Columbia St., $120,000.

John Roska: Can bankruptcy help my credit score?

Q: I can't make payments on all my old debts, and that poor payment history has ruined by credit score. If those old debts were discharged in bankruptcy, I could keep up payments on my basic expenses. Could filing for bankruptcy help my credit?

Council to consider changes to accommodate Central renovation

CHAMPAIGN — The closure of multiple streets, a pedestrian bridge and possible zoning variances — all items that need to be done for a renovated Central High School to become a reality, but none that can be completed without approval from the Champaign City Council.

After delays, scandal, fraternity to break ground

CHAMPAIGN — Three years after Lambda Chi Alpha alums started working on plans to replace a beloved but worn-out chapter house at the University of Illinois, the project is moving forward.

In wake of national unrest over police relations, local group addresses current efforts, needs

CHAMPAIGN — Amid national unrest about officer-involved killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the shooting of police officers in Dallas, the Community Coalition focused on the state of local police-community relations and what can be improved on Wednesday afternoon.

Illinois housing agency offers help to underwater homeowners

CHICAGO (AP) — A new program will help some Illinois homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages to refinance and reduce the amount of money they owe.

Area update: Forum on shelter set for Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — An emergency-shelter public forum will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army, 2212 N. Market St., C.