Housing

Housing

Go figure: Feb. 3, 2016

Go figure: A numerical look at local headlines

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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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District options properties near Central

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board voted to enter into option agreements with the owners of eight properties near Central High School.

Board members also generally discussed a framework for how Central could be expanded on-site at their meeting Monday evening.

Main Street/Homer: This place really pops

Homer has a way of hanging on to its history.

Walk down Main Street, and on the south side, you see "1892" atop the Masonic building at Main and Wabash.

Homer Lodge No. 199 A.F. & A.M. has just refurbished the building with loving care. From an attic that had been left to the decades, members found enough cool stuff to make a mini-museum in the structure.

Building permits, Jan. 24, 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

KAP Architecture LLC, office alteration at 512 E. Green St., Suite B, $60,000.

Meet the man behind Midtown

CHAMPAIGN — You can probably find your way to downtown Champaign and to Campustown.

But if you were invited to a rendezvous in Midtown, would you know where in the city that is?

Racial justice task force members recommended

URBANA — Twenty-one persons and three alternates are being recommended for membership on a Champaign County Racial Justice Task Force that is supposed to begin work next month.

The appointments, made by a panel of five county board members who reviewed 32 applications, will come before the full board tonight.

Landmark commission's vote gives developer nightmare on Elm Street

URBANA — On Wednesday night, the Urbana Historic Preservation Commission voted to name the home at 611 W. Elm St. a historic landmark, blocking a proposed development and overruling objections by owner Kevin Hunsinger.