The Law Q&A | Does landlord have duty to relet to recover rent?

Does a landlord have to try to reduce his financial injury when that deadbeat tenant doesn't pay the rent?


Unless no.

Illinois law has long provided that landlords must try to mitigate their damages when money is owed by the tenant. What does that mean?

Entertainment listings, Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2019

EVENTSThis weekend


What: The Love For All Poetry Crawl celebrating the poetic talent of Central Illinois residents and students. Poems, prose-poems and song lyrics will be chosen by the committee, printed and spread through participating downtown businesses. Also multiple readings by those interested in performing. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

Too cold for One Winter Night? Not possible: 'That's the whole point'

With CU at Home's "One Winter Night" fundraising event approaching, Executive Director Rob Dalhaus had been watching the forecast closely over the past few weeks. But he chose not to develop an alternate plan for the event, in which hundreds of people sleep outside in downtown Champaign to simulate what a winter night is like for the homeless.

Jim Dey | Can entering a house you were invited into be home invasion?

Marcelus Witherspoon and his girlfriend had a problem.

They liked to fight with each other almost as much as they liked to be together.

One day, Witherspoon's girlfriend — known only a S.L. — invited him over to her residence for what turned out to be fun and fury.

C-U at Home seeking volunteers for daytime drop-in center

CHAMPAIGN — C-U at Home needs extra volunteers this week to help out at its daytime drop-in center for the homeless.

The center is being kept open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as an emergency warming center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the organization said.

If you're free to help, send an email to kj@cuathome.us and include the dates and hours you'll be available.

Mixed-income housing planned for vacant Danville lots

DANVILLE — Danville housing officials are hoping to build new mixed-income units on vacant city-owned lots using private funding through state tax credits.

The construction of new single-story units and townhouses on various available lots in the city has been in the discussion and planning stages for more than a year, according to Danville Housing Authority officials.

Significant Structures | Mahomet's First Baptist marries old, new

MAHOMET — First Baptist Church of Mahomet, the oldest church in town, has seen everything from baptisms in the Sangamon River to the construction of one addition after another.

Its brick building — which went up in 1867, decades after the church's founding and when the town was still called Middletown — originally faced east and was topped with a wooden steeple.

Building permits, Jan. 27, 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.


JSM Development Services LLC, expansion of State Farm office at 505 E. University Ave., $53,757.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 24-31, 2019


This weekend


Urbana council OKs removal of parking lots near Lincoln Square

URBANA — A proposed arts-centered affordable-housing development for downtown Urbana took another step forward Tuesday night.

The Urbana City Council voted 6-0 to approve removal of parking lots 24 and 24 West on the south side of Lincoln Square.

Northbrook-based Brinshore Development has proposed using the land to build an arts-centered apartment building.