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Entertainment calendar, Nov. 23-30, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

'46TH ANNUAL URBANA HIGH SCHOOL THANKSGIVING DINNER'

What: Urbana High School Student Senate hosts a dinner with all the trimmings for those who are in need of a warm, comfortable environment to spend their Thanksgiving. Reservations are not needed, but call ahead for a ride.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23.

Champaign County home sales down, but satisfactory

CHAMPAIGN — After a record-breaking 2016 for home sales, local Realtors are pleased this year — even if numbers are down slightly.

"We're down a little bit from where we'd like to be, but if you look at year-to-date, we're tracking really nicely," said Max McComb, president of the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

Building permits, Nov. 19, 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

New Prairie Construction, rooftop solar array for single-family residence at 1406 English Oak Drive, $28,448.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

16TH ANNUAL MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Free horse and carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa! Over 30 vendors from seasonal decor to baked goods. Coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, breakfast and lunch provided by food vendors. Shop at the local village shops. Brochures and maps available day of event.

Plan commission opposes landmark status for 3 properties in Central's way

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Plan Commission has given a thumbs-down to granting local historic-landmark status to three buildings in the way of the planned expansion of the Champaign Central High School campus.

Urbana man fined $146,400 over neglected houses

URBANA — A Champaign County judge Tuesday imposed tens of thousands of dollars in fines on an Urbana man whose properties in an upscale south Urbana subdivision were neglected for years.

Building permits, Nov. 12, 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

Andrew Fell Architecture & Design, new duplex at 308 1/2 E. Clark St., $450,000.

Living in a 'no man's land'

URBANA — When she recalls years gone by in her longtime neighborhood, Yvonne Sadler describes a nice place to have raised her family.

These days, she looks around this "old Scottswood" area at the east edge of Urbana with dismay.

"This used to be such a nice neighborhood," Sadler said, wistfully.

Just Askin': Making way for Hotel Vib

Why is the parking lot at 401 N. Neil St. closed?

To make way for what will eventually be the Hotel Vib by Best Western.

City staff endorses saving 1 of 3 buildings in way of Central work

CHAMPAIGN — Round 2 of preservationists' bid to save three buildings from being bulldozed for an expanded Central High School could be a split decision.