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Housing

Developer has a different idea for proposed indoor UI sports arena

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign developer Peter Fox believes there's a better site for an indoor University of Illinois multisports center: right across the street from State Farm Center, at the southwest corner of St. Mary's Road and Fourth Street.

And next to his I Hotel and Conference Center.

Champaign council gives green light to new housing in southwest

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve adding eight new single-family homes and a clubhouse to the Legends of Champaign subdivision near the Curtis Road-Interstate 57 interchange, with a few council members critiquing how the homes will be lined with yard lights instead of street lights.

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County set to finish 100th home

CHAMPAIGN — Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County will celebrate the completion of its 100th home next week.

Urbana council gives initial OK to allocating housing funds

Hear from mayor Diane Marlin Wednesday at 7:40 on WDWS.

URBANA — The city council gave initial unanimous approval Monday to the allocation of Urbana HOME Consortium funds for Courage Connection, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and Navicore Solutions.

Building permits, Aug. 13, 2017

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

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

Champaign

Robby Cekander Home Services, alteration to single-family residence at 3401 Weeping Cherry Court, $38,300.

Who lives here? Aug. 12, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 10-17, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

GEORGETOWN FAIR

What: Livestock auction and shows, carnival, tractor pull, rodeo, pedal tractor pull, demo derby, and music by Torn Labels are among the highlights.

When: Continues Aug. 10-12.

Where: Georgetown fairgrounds, 13 N. Seminary, Georgetown.

Building permits, Aug. 6, 2017

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

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

Champaign

Clark Clayton, new single-family residence at 1904 Alton Drive, $75,000.

Rising home prices prompted boost in Champaign County tax assessments

CHAMPAIGN — Many Champaign County homeowners who were notified recently about a boost in their assessments can thank rising home sales prices for that.

The new assessments that went out in the mail will apply to property taxes payable next year.

Demolition begins on long-vacant Danville church building

DANVILLE — A private contractor started the $250,000 demolition of a vacant church building in Danville this week.