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Housing

Attorney general sues Paxton B&B over damages for gay couple

PAXTON — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a bed-and-breakfast near Paxton that failed to comply with an order issued by the Illinois Human Rights Commission, which determined the B&B discriminated against a couple based on their sexual orientation.

Residents urge Urbana council to go slow on downtown redevelopment

URBANA — Residents who spoke at Monday's Urbana City Council meeting asked council members to take their time with the redevelopment of the 200 block of South Vine Street, regardless of whether they like the designs.

Building permits, Oct. 21, 2018

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.

Champaign

Carlson Brothers Inc./Bristol Place LP, new single-family residences at 1211, 1313, 1404 and 1410 Clock St., $124,702 each.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HARVEST TO HOME

Urbana to sell downtown block for $1 in development deal

URBANA — With the promise of about 42 new townhouse units near its downtown, the city of Urbana plans to sell a vacant block for $1.

The city reached a deal with Green Street Realty to convert the 200 block of South Vine Street into a townhouse-style development that could be completed by May 2020.

Urbana council OKs rezoning for Union Gardens, defers annexation votes

URBANA — The Urbana City Council voted Monday to approve a change to its zoning ordinances but did not vote on two other items that would have allowed the Union Gardens housing development to move forward, instead deferring those decisions until its Nov. 5 meeting.

Building permits, Oct. 14, 2018

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

Signature Construction Inc., new single-family residence at 3207 Palmer Drive, $250,000.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

THE STORYBOOK BALL

Building permits, Oct. 7, 2018

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

Tim Smith Construction, new single-family residence at 3712 Sandstone Drive, $134,000.

'Gateway into downtown': 520 Neil construction progressing

CHAMPAIGN — The five-story building going up just north of downtown Champaign is on schedule to open next June, its developer said.

Across the street from the post office — at 520 N. Neil St. — it will be the new home for local venture-capital firm Serra Ventures and a "third-wave" coffee shop to be named later.

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