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Entertainment listings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

THE 74TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: Presented by Hoopeston Jaycees. National Sweetheart Pageant, midway, beer tent, flea market, display area, car show, 5K, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, contests, entertainment including Jo Dee Messina with Forgotten Highway at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, and more.

Building permits, Aug. 27, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Andrew Fell Architecture & Design, tenant fit-out for Brass Tap pub/tavern at 340 N. Neil St., #1, $468,702.

Conference space key to developer's pitch for downtown project

CHAMPAIGN — Possibly coming to a downtown arena near you sometime soon, if a local developer gets his way: the Field and Stream fishing and hunting expo, the conference of the Illinois Association of Future Farmers of America and the Illinois state archery tournament.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 26, 2017

This week, Habitat for Humanity celebrated 25 years of service in Champaign County with completion of its 100th house. The success of the program in large part is due to volunteers like DAVE JOHNSON.

It's a good thing Johnson, of Champaign, knows how to use a camera.

PODCAST: Melany Jackson and Rob Dalhaus III, exec. director of C-U at Home

PODCAST: Melany Jackson and Rob Dalhaus III, exec. director of C-U at Home: Play now!

Melany Jackson is the outgoing founder and director of C-U at Home, while Rob Dalhaus III takes over. They talk about the transition and future of the organization.

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Entertainment listings, Aug. 24-31, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HALF CENTURY OF PROGRESS

Champaign County home sales warm up a bit in July

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales increased slightly in July compared with a year ago, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

In July, 310 homes were sold, up 1.6 percent from the 305 sales a year ago.

Year-to-date, 1,579 homes have been sold, down slightly from the 1,593 sales through July of 2016.

Urbana council approves federal funds for housing agencies

URBANA — Courage Connection, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and Navicore Solutions will each receive at least $150,000 in federal funding thanks to Monday's unanimous city council vote.

The funding is coming from the Urbana HOME Consortium, which obtains federal grant funds.

Building permits, Aug. 20, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

DeYoung Design & Build Inc., repair at multifamily residence at 205 E. Armory Ave, $90,000.

Where It All Started: Monticello's Hutson House a 'constant work in progress'

MONTICELLO — Millionaire's Row needs an archaeologist to fully appreciate how some of the massive houses grew from humbler sizes, as well as altogether different architectural styles.

Keddy Hutson is an architect, and he can tell from foundations, as well as old photos, just how North State Street — a nationally designated historic district — has evolved.