Housing

Housing

Champaign County Housing Authority still seeking director

CHAMPAIGN — Almost five months after Ed Bland left for Virginia, the Housing Authority of Champaign County remains without a full-time executive director.

And with another round of interviews still to go, a hire doesn't appear imminent.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 19-26, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

BALDWIN ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE

What: Back for its fifth year as Central Illinois' premiere haunted attraction with 10,000 square feet of terror, customers will find terror at every turn; "Lights Out" events, Oct. 19 and 30. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Urbana council approves redevelopment of former sorority house

URBANA — A former sorority house near Campustown is set to begin a new life with emphasis on its French influence instead of its Greek past.

Building permits, Oct. 15, 2017

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing more than $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

CHAMPAIGN

USPRO/United States, remodeling at single-family residence at 803 Hessel Blvd., $89,000.

Filling in the gaps in southwest Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — For a long time, First Christian Church was one of the only buildings at the intersection of Curtis and Staley roads.

In the next couple years, it will be across the street from four large health care-related buildings, two mixed-use buildings and an 80-room hotel.

Vermilion land bank offers to help Danville with dilapidated properties

DANVILLE — With more than 200 vacant lots in its possession from the demolition of dilapidated properties, the city of Danville struggles just to keep them mowed, so finding the time to market them to potential buyers is even more difficult.

That's where the recently-formed Land Bank Authority in Vermilion County would like to step in and help both their causes.

UI professor redeveloping vacant sorority house as Chateau Normand

URBANA — A robust, 1920s French Normandy house near Campustown takes Pierre Moulin back to his European roots.

Moulin, a Midwestern transplant and University of Illinois engineering professor, grew up in Belgium, about 10 miles from the north of France. As a child, he saw castles similar to the former Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house at 1404 S. Lincoln Ave.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 12-19, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

NCSA OPEN HOUSE

Illini's former Rantoul home now largest migrant housing center in state

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting is an independent, nonprofit newsroom devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in the Midwest with a special focus on agribusiness and related topics such as government programs, environment and energy. Read more at investigatemidwest.org.

Building permits, Oct. 8, 2017

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing more than $25,000.

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

Champaign

Catalyst Construction Inc., tenant fit-out for T-Mobile office at 2504 N. Prospect Ave., $124,867.