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Housing

Savoy plan commission sets meeting on housing development near Aldi

SAVOY — The Savoy Planning Commission plans to conduct an informal discussion on a proposed development in the Savoy Square subdivision.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. March 25 in the Robert C. McCleary Municipal Center, 611 N. Dunlap Ave.

Landlords, Champaign council members, candidates discuss city's rental code

CHAMPAIGN — With the Champaign city council set to study a section of city code that allows leasing discrimination on the basis of felony convictions in the coming months, council candidates, members of the human relations commission and about two dozen local landlords and Realtors met Tuesday in downtown Champaign for a preview of what that conversation might look like.

Housing authority: Growth in bids from diverse subcontractors 'impressive'

CHAMPAIGN — As construction continues on affordable-housing developments in the city, a longtime effort to diversify the pool of subcontractors appears to be showing results.

Building permits, March 10, 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

Mike Martin Builders LLC, new single-family residence at 1111 Charles St., $440,000.

Limited funding forcing hard choices for Dick Van Dyke Foundation

DANVILLE — Some tough decisions must be made this year on the future of Dick Van Dyke's boyhood home in Danville, according to Todd Regan, executive director of the Dick Van Dyke Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Champaign council OKs initial phase of Garden Hills drainage improvements

CHAMPAIGN — City council members unanimously approved the initial phase of the Garden Hills Drainage Improvement project Tuesday, in which 46 houses along Hedge Road will be demolished to make way for a detention basin.

Massive drainage improvement project on tap for Garden Hills

CHAMPAIGN — Over the next several years, 46 houses alongside the Canadian National Railroad tracks in the Garden Hills neighborhood will be purchased and demolished to make way for the initial $5 million phase of a massive drainage improvement project.

Building permits, March 3, 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

Signature Construction Inc., new single-family residence at 3213 Palmer Drive, $280,000.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 28-March 7, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

RODNEY CARRINGTON

What: The multitalented comedian, actor and writer will perform live in concert.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Reserved seating tickets, $44.75; special VIP packages, $179.75. Additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

51 Main moving to west Champaign; high-end tenants sought for old space

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CHAMPAIGN — With the nightclub 51 Main moving to west Champaign and Memphis on Main permanently closed, downtown's recent turnover continues.

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