17-floor 'Hub on Campus' aims to open at Sixth and Green in August 2020

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CHAMPAIGN — The latest high-rise coming to Campustown could include a fitness center with a steam room, a study lounge, a business center, barbecue stations and a rooftop pool.

Ikea looking to turn Connecticut office building into hotel

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A brutalist-style structure that was designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer and has sat vacant along Interstate 95 for over a decade may soon see new life as a hotel.

Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea, which owns the property, is seeking approval from New Haven's City Plan Commission to repurpose the building as a 165-room hotel.

Burnham Mansion coming down today

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CHAMPAIGN — Goodbye, Burnham Mansion.

Downtown Champaign mega project covers whole nine 'Yards'

CHAMPAIGN — The name of the mega development proposed for downtown Champaign's south side: The Yards.

The price tag: a cool $200 million.

The status: At least some of the details will be shared at a joint meeting tonight of the city council and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board.

Urbana council keeps proposal for housing development in committee

URBANA — The city council voted Monday night to keep a rezoning and annexation proposal for a housing development in the northern part of the city in committee for two weeks.

The development, Union Gardens by Lafayette-based Trinitas Ventures, will include 406 units of duplexes and townhouses aimed primarily at students and young professionals.

Second try at auction of Urbana's Landmark Hotel starts today

Hear from Mayor Diane Marlin Tuesday at 4:20 on WDWS.

URBANA — With an auction set to begin today for the Landmark Hotel, officials are hoping the sequel's a bigger hit than the original.

Quincy Housing Authority gets $1 million for lead cleanup

QUINCY (AP) — A western Illinois housing authority is receiving $1 million to remove lead-based paint from the city's public housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing Development says the Quincy Housing Authority is among 20 agencies nationwide that have been awarded a combined $18 million.

Urbana to consider annexation, rezoning of plot intended for housing development

URBANA — A new 406-unit, multifamily residential development could be coming — if the Urbana City Council approves a rezoning plan tonight for future development of the site north of the city.

Building permits, Sept. 9, 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.


Signature Construction Inc., new single-family residence at 3613 Freedom Blvd., $330,000.

Major hotels arming staff members with panic buttons

Tens of thousands of employees at more than 18,000 U.S. hotels will soon carry panic buttons to help protect them from harassment and assault in an era of heightened awareness around the #MeToo movement.