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Top of the Morning: May 8, 2017

Something to get you going today, courtesy photographer Holly Hart

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to photograph a neighborhood beautification at Silver/Vawter in Urbana.

It's a neighborhood that has fallen on hard times, with numerous shootings taking place there in recent months.

Building permits, May 7, 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

R. Ehlers Construction, alteration to single-family residence at 701 W. Hill St., $100,000.

Next phase of Carle at the Fields earns plan commission's OK

CHAMPAIGN — The city's plan commission on Wednesday unanimously approved new, preliminary plans for a subdivision near the Carle at the Fields development that are now set to go to the full city council for a final sign-off.

Building permits, April 30, 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

Pettyjohn Builders, new single-family residence at 1604 Eagle Road, $405,000.

Urbana council to vote on joining state abandoned-property program

URBANA — The city could be joining in the Illinois Housing Development Authority's abandoned-property program to receive $71,000 for residential plots.

Ground broken on extended-stay Marriott in east Danville

DANVILLE — Construction begins this week in Danville on a new 80-unit TownePlace Suites by Marriott, an extended-stay hotel that will serve a niche market, according to the property owners and local officials.

Building permits, April 23, 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

Timothy H. Smith, new single-family residence at 3701 Lighthouse Pointe, $124,000.

Champaign County housing sales up 5.8% in March

CHAMPAIGN — March was another strong month for housing sales in Champaign County, with sales up 5.8 percent compared to a year ago.

For the year's first quarter, sales were up 5.3 percent from 416 sold during last year's first quarter to 438 this quarter, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

Building permits, April 16, 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

Bickers Construction, moving single-famiy residence onto new foundation at 1700 W. Washington St., $69,000.

Welcome sites: Area bed-and-breakfasts find their niche

CHAMPAIGN — During one of the busiest Aprils in memory, area bed-and-breakfasts are filling up just as quickly as hotels.

"We were full for Moms Day. During graduation, we're full for four days," said Sylvia Sullivan, who runs Sylvia's Irish Inn on Green Street in Urbana. "April and May is when we make our money."