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Clergy corner, Sept. 9, 2016

The last thing TOM HILLERTZ built — and maybe "built" is too strong a word here — happened in high school woodshop class.

"A step stool," he says, "that fell apart after about the second or third time I used it."

Danville council OKs purchase of dilapidated properties

DANVILLE — Just down the block from Robert Durbin's home sits a vacant house with large holes in the roof, numerous broken windows and overgrown bushes and weeds hiding the front porch. A condemned sign hangs on the front door.

Building permits, Sept. 4, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

G.H. Peters Construction, addition to single-family residence at 1118 W. Armory Ave., $368,000.

Building permits, Aug. 28, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

JSM Development Services LLC, tenant fit out at 707 S. Sixth St., #102, $39,000.

John Roska: Getting landlords to make repairs

Q: Can I withhold my rent if my landlord won't make repairs? She has promised to fix things, but never does. I'm fed up and want some results.

A: No. You can't just withhold rent to force a landlord to make repairs. For better or worse, no Illinois law or court case has ever approved that strategy for getting repairs done.

Building permits, Aug. 21, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000.

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

Champaign

No new permits

Mahomet

Works in progress in Champaign

The Champaign City Council took an eight-stop bus tour of capital improvement projects across the city, guided by staff members with expert knowledge of each project. Staff writer Johnathan Hettinger rode along.

1 UI Research Park updates

Building permits, Aug. 14, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000.

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

Champaign

TAG Residential LLC, new single-family residence at 2906 Stanley Lane, $147,688.

Tom's #Mailbag, Aug. 12, 2016

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Building permits, Aug. 7, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

CDR Construction, addition to single-family residence at 2613 S. Nottingham Court, $170,589.