Nine-story center with 150 apartments for people with physical disabilities opens in Champaign
CHAMPAIGN — If all goes according to plan, residents with physical disabilities can begin moving into the Eden Supportive Living center in downtown Champaign this week.
"We're hoping we can move people in by Monday," said Mitch Hamblet, president of Eden Supportive Living.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County public housing commissioners on Thursday approved of a new weapons policy allowing guns on housing authority property, but the president of Champaign-based Guns Save Life argued that the rules still contain unconstitutional restrictions.
CHAMPAIGN — The Housing Authority of Champaign County board of commissioners could take final action Thursday on a new firearms policy allowing public housing residents to possess guns.
DANVILLE — The Danville Housing Authority is considering rewarding those who work more than 20 hours a week by granting them a preference when applying for the agency's Section 8 program.
The Champaign County Association of Realtors has named a new president.
Phillip Trautman will begin his one year term leading the group next Tuesday. Trautman is the owner of Champaign County Realty in Champaign and has been in real estate for 30 years as a broker and appraiser.
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, location, description and cost.
Signature Homebuilders, new single-family home at 5004 Emma's Way, $210,000.
CHAMPAIGN — Larry Mattox isn't a complainer.
That's why he doesn't complain about the roaches, the loud music at night and the arguing in the hallway. He's looking to move out of his apartment at 1501 Kiler Drive in Champaign — part of the Bay Harbor Apartments complex — but right now, he's staying put.
"It's what I can afford," Mattox said. "I'll take whatever I can afford."
Champaign and Urbana each have their own methods to address property code violations, but here are some of the buildings that appear on the problem lists.
In Urbana, city inspectors look at apartment units on a rotating basis and assign grades based on their inspection. Here's the current list:
URBANA — When the first international students arrived at the University of Illinois in the early 1900s, they were greeted at the train station by staff members from the University YMCA.
As some of you might recall, I joined the homeowners club at the beginning of May.
Now four months into home ownership, I'm still attempting to figure out exactly what I got myself into. The last time I wrote about the progress on my house, I was building up my bravado, talking about all the great weeding I planned to do this summer.