Champaign County Treasurer Dan Welch by the county seal in the board room where delinquent properties are auctioned in Urbana, IL on Monday, May 4, 2015.
Corinne Ruff / For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Last year Bell Sports in Rantoul had about $108,000 in unpaid property taxes.The former Gateway Studios property in Champaign had about $104,800.And...
Lavell Blissit stands outside Steer Place in Urbana on April 15, 2015. He has been a resident there for the past four years, he said.
By Lauren Rohr/for CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Cockroaches, mice feces, broken appliances and mold were among the most severe violations found during standard public housing inspections this past year in...
Jeremy Leevey, fire prevention officer for the Urbana Fire Department, stands outside the University of Illinois Fire Station on Sept. 25, 2014.
By Janelle O'Dea and Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org For the past month, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been working to teach students what it takes to prevent fires as a part...
By Janelle O’Dea and Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- At the Theta Chi fraternity house last fall, Champaign city inspectors found 81 fire and life-safety violations, including holes in bedroom...
Lyanne Alfaro/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Two more low-income Champaign-Urbana families will soon each have new homes. The new housing is a result of one of the many programs overseen by the City of...
Illini Tower, located at 409 East Chalmers Street in Champaign.
By Janelle O’Dea and Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess -- In addition to fraternities and sororities, inspectors visit 15 privately-owned residences that fall under the certified housing rules,...
Alpha Delta Phi, located at 310 East John Street in Champaign
By Janelle O’Dea and Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- City safety inspectors find hundreds of fire hazards and safety violations in fraternities and sororities at the University of Illinois...
By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- The Housing Authority of Champaign County started opening up parts of its public housing waiting list at the beginning of August, and it is now accepting...
By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Thousands of low-income families and individuals across Illinois continue to wait for different forms of affordable housing to be provided by public housing...
A report out this week showed that home sales across the nation have reached a five-year high, and the state of Illinois is no exception. According to the Illinois Association of Realtors, home...

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