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Building permits, Feb. 14, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Champaign

MSA Architects, retail tenant fit-out at 503 S. Mattis Ave., $38,000.

JSM Development Services LLC, alteration for smoothie shop at 1904 S. Neil St., $108,000.

Bob Swisher: Don't miss this auction

Why would a major collector of antiques from Ohio come all the way to LeRoy to auction off a lifetime of treasures?

Could it be that there is never a buyer's premium? Could it be that Fricker Auction has a very good reputation for selling only quality items time after time?

It's Your Business: Hilton's first Home2 Suites in Illinois opens

Visitors to Champaign-Urbana have a new option for overnight stays — one with many of the comforts of home.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign/Urbana opened Tuesday at 2013 S. Neil St. in Champaign's Carriage Center complex.

General manager Molly Mooney said the new hotel is the 78th Home2 Suites and the first of that brand in Illinois.

Building permits, Feb. 7, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

Jeff Tock, remodeling and addition to single-family home at 412 Ells Ave., $67,000.

John Roska: Bank might be on the hook for security-deposit refund

Q: My former landlord sent a check to my roommate for the refund of our security deposit. The check was made out to both my roommate and me, but my roommate cashed it with just his signature. If my old roommate won't give me my share, can I make the landlord pay me my share?

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Go figure: Feb. 3, 2016

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John Roska: When can a landlord seize tenant's property for unpaid rent?

Q: Can a landlord seize a tenant's property if they're behind in the rent? Can they sell it to pay off what the tenant owes?

A: In theory, yes. In practice, not really — at least with residential leases. With commercial leases, it's much less risky and therefore more common.

Building permits, Jan. 31, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

JSM Development Services LLC, office alteration at 1604 Rion Drive, A2, $76,000.

Mahomet

Go figure: Jan. 29, 2016

A numerical look at local headlines

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