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Housing

Building permits, Nov. 6, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $35,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Sonrise Brothers, new single-family residence at 701 Chickory Drive, $250,000.

Bob Swisher: Check out Amishland shows next weekend

The second weekend in November brings about what I believe is the largest early American and primitives event in the nation. Five women produce shows at seven locations in the heart of central Illinois, commonly known as Amishland.

Arcola will host three of the locations, and Tuscola and Arthur will each have two.

Merci's Refuge: 'A place for change if you want (it) ..."

CHAMPAIGN — In her line of work, Greta Henry has seen women who have become so beaten down in their lives, they just plain run out of hope.

"They have felt like they are ashes," she said.

Henry has been waiting for years to offer a nurturing residential program in the local community that she believes can help, and the wait is over.

What's in a name? Champaign's Lincolnshire Fields neighborhood

Bob Shapland Sr.'s family came to the United States from England. So during his years as a premier developer in Champaign County, Shapland started a neighborhood in town during the 1950s — near the intersection of Kirby and Prospect avenues — and named it Lincolnshire, which is also a historical county in the east of England.

Urbana school board hears details of housing authority's attendance plan

URBANA — Urbana families wanting assistance from the Housing Authority of Champaign County may soon have to make sure their kids attend school regularly in order to qualify for services.

Issues with empty houses unabated in C-U area

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Funding used yearly to demolish nuisances

By JELTER MEERS
CU-CitizenAccess

Each year, Champaign spends $20,000 from its Urban Renewal Fund to demolish a few nuisance properties.

David Oliver, the city's code compliance manager, said another $50,000 from the state's Abandoned Property Program funds has been used to demolish five nuisance properties in Champaign in 2016.

Building permits, Oct. 30, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $35,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Millar-Baskis Construction, alteration to Champaign-Urbana Public Health district offices at 201 W. Kenyon Road, $72,000.

Bob Swisher: Full slate of events coming up

You have an abundance of sale opportunities in November, starting with the CU Spinners and Weavers annual show and sale next weekend at Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Ave., C. The event runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday. For more information, visit centralillinoisfiberguild.org.

Manor at Prairie Crossing groundbreaking set for Friday

MAHOMET — Construction will begin soon in Mahomet on a new affordable housing project aimed at senior citizens.

It's called Manor at Prairie Crossing, it will cost $2.8 million to put up and it should be completed by March or April 2017, if all goes according to plan.