Housing

Housing

Building permits, April 9, 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

TAG Residential LLC, new single-family residence at 301 Doisy Lane, $158,607.

Well de— er, preserved

An endangered Paxton school, the oldest-known Amish house in the state and a candy store in Tuscola are among the winners of the 2017 PACA Heritage Awards, which recognize outstanding projects and individuals who have contributed to historic preservation efforts in East Central Illinois. Here’s a look, courtesy staff writer Paul Wood:

Van Dyke Foundation ramping up efforts to restore Danville home

DANVILLE — Restoration plans for the childhood home of Dick Van Dyke are ramping up this spring, according to officials with the celebrity's foundation.

Local businesses support plan for Urbana's Landmark Hotel

URBANA — Alderman Dennis Roberts took to the streets to find out what downtown business owners and employees think about a possible deal to redevelop the Landmark Hotel into a Hilton Tapestry boutique hotel, which would cost the city $9.5 million in post-construction bonds.

AmeriCorps team to help Danville Habitat rehab houses

DANVILLE — Habitat for Humanity of Danville is getting a much-needed hand with two rehabilitation projects from an AmeriCorps team.

The nine-member team, whose members range in age from 19 to 24, is in town for 6 weeks to help rehab Habitat houses at 1115 N. Robinson St. and 1112 N. Franklin St. and work at the ReStore in downtown Danville.

The house where Lincoln slept

URBANA — Abraham Lincoln slept in this house, though he didn't leave any souvenirs behind.

The home at 404 W. Illinois St., built around 1850, once belonged to Urbana Mayor Ezekiel Boyden.

It had been moved from its original Elm Street address and renovated several times, so it's not obvious how old it is.

Building permits, April 2, 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

Walter Conroy, alteration to multifamily residence at 404 Edgebrook Drive, $35,445.

John Roska: What happens if deed buyer misses payments?

Q: I'm buying a house on a contract. I got behind, and the seller gave me a notice saying I had five days to catch up the missed payments. If I don't, they'll sue to evict me. Don't I get more time, like in a foreclosure case?

Building permits, March 26, 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

Huisinga Homes, new single-family residence at 5022 Abbey Fields Drive, $322,510.

Champaign school board to vote on property purchases

CHAMPAIGN — The next step in the $87.1 million plan to build a 21st century Central High School could come in two days.