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Housing authority to start accepting applications for voucher program June 17

CHAMPAIGN — The Housing Authority of Champaign County will start accepting pre-applications for its housing-choice voucher program waiting list June 17.

The list will remain open through June 30.

Building permits, May 26, 2019

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.

Champaign

Legacy Solar, LLC, 31 panel solar system for roof at 2612 Nottingham Court, $39,000.

Champaign County home sales down 14 percent in April over 2018

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales were down 14 percent in April in Champaign County compared with the same month a year ago, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

Statewide, home sales dropped by 6 percent compared with April 2018, and nationwide, sales are down 0.4 percent.

Building permits, May 19, 2019

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.

Champaign

Tanley LLC, new zero-lot-line residence at 3405 Boulder Ridge Drive, $217,500.

Urbana's Landmark Hotel may finally have a buyer

URBANA — After at least three failed attempts in recent years, the Landmark Hotel may finally have a buyer.

Xiao Jin Yuan, who bought the hotel in 2010 for $600,000, told News-Gazette Media on Thursday he has signed an agreement with Marksons Affiliates LLC, a Maryland-based firm run by real-estate lawyer Samuel M. Spiritos.

State denies tax credits for Danville Housing Authority's proposed development

DANVILLE — State officials have denied low-income housing tax credits for a proposed $15 million development on various vacant lots in Danville.

Inman Place gets new owner; no changes expected

CHAMPAIGN — Inman Place, a senior independent living community in downtown Champaign, is under new ownership.

No changes are expected as a result of the sale, according to Inman Place manager Carolyn Crawford.

The bank that owned Inman Place transferred the ownership to a new corporate entity, Crawford said.

Building permits, May 12, 2019

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.

Champaign

Ironwood Builders Inc., new single-family residence at 2005 Max Run Drive, $361,000.

Preserving the past: Winners of PACA's 2019 Heritage Awards

From the bright lights of downtown to a small-town bungalow, the Preservation and Conservation Association's Heritage Awards shed light on those who have saved a piece of architectural history. PACA's BARB GARVEY told staff writer Paul Wood about this year's eight honorees.

Danville seeks solutions to continued violence — from community donations to beefed-up patrols

DANVILLE — One night last April, Terri Durrence awoke to the sound of her mother's cries for help.

Durrence thought her mom, who's in her 70s, had fallen. It turned out two men had broken through the back door of their East English Street home, pulled their guns on her mom and stole a TV, her mom's purse and her parents' cellphones and car keys.

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