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Permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000.

Shipping containers and pools in Urbana; hiking trails in Champaign County; county board members who fear for their safety; and plenty of hotel talk, including what became of the McClurg in Urbana.

Nutrien, a publicly-traded Canadian fertilizer and agricultural sales company, has approached Champaign County officials about developing an agronomic research facility on 300 acres east of University of Illinois Willard Airport.

Sharing their do's and don't of interviewing for a job: the heads of Trader Joe's, Princeton University, Deloitte Global, Wendy's, Simon & Schuster, the Smithsonian Institution, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the St. Louis Cardinals, Hearst Newspapers, the Dallas Mavericks and more.

This week's bag is almost as big as the waiting list for a COVID shot. Questions about the oldest inn in Champaign-Urbana, new owners for several local mobile home parks, a frightening murder case 41 years ago, Dr. Robert Parker, interstate lane markings, the Silver Bullet, popcorn at concession stands, care for COVID long-haulers and a couple voting-related issues.