Housing

Housing

Whatever happened to: The Solon House

CHAMPAIGN — The "most daunting" work that needed to be done on the tall Italianate beauty on South State Street has been finished or is in progress:

Dear HGTV: Don't forget the little people

HGTV is an old friend.

The network of home makeovers and remodeling shows debuted in 1994, and I’ve been a faithful fan ever since.

I’ve daydreamed about which show I’d apply for and mentally drafted many a heart-tugging letter to the producers.

Building permits, Feb. 1, 2015

Listed are recent 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

Andrew Fell Architecture & Design, new multifamily residence at 204 S. Fifth St., $1,700,000.

New, expanded hotels planned for Danville

DANVILLE — Developers are planning to build a new hotel on Lynch Drive in Danville and expand an existing hotel in that area.

Building permits, Jan. 25, 2015

Listed are recent 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

Signature Homebuilders, new single-family home at 1109 English Oak Drive, $235,000.

Building permits, Jan. 18, 2015

Listed are recent 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, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

TCT Construction, alteration to auto repair business at 701 N. Mattis Ave., $276,000.

County holiday campaign about $25,000 short

CHAMPAIGN — The red kettles are gone until next year, but the Salvation Army of Champaign County still needs help boosting a sagging holiday fundraising campaign.

Rantoul acquiring mobile home park

RANTOUL — The village has agreed to buy Deeds Mobile Home Park, on the community's northwest side, for $33,000.

Gifford housing proposal draws opposition

GIFFORD — It was a combination of anger, bewilderment and a desire to know what was going on that drew several Gifford residents to the village board's monthly meeting.

More volunteers sought for One Winter Night

CHAMPAIGN — Wanted: About four dozen hearty souls willing to sleep outside in the cold in cardboard refrigerator boxes for one night.

Why: To raise money to help hundreds of homeless folks in Champaign-Urbana, some of whom sleep outside in all weather without even a box for shelter.