2015-07-09Landlords of single properties are not the only ones getting tax breaks under General Homestead Exemption. Companies that own cooperative apartments or retirement life-care communities also can get multiple exemptions under state law.
2015-07-09Champaign County landlords are reaping more than $20 million in tax exemptions a year by taking advantage of a loosely written state law and an interpretation of that law by the county supervisor of assessments. The law, known as the General Homestead Exemption, allows homeowners to deduct up to $6,000 from their annual property assessment if they live in their homes. That means homeowners can save several hundred...
Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- In the past four months, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District shut down seven restaurants because of issues that put customers at risk.
By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- A Champaign restaurant received one of the worst health inspection scores on record after inspectors found dried meat and blood on its wall in April.
Inspectors closed Ichiban Buffet, located at 105 N. Mattis Avenue in Champaign, after it received a -56 out of 100 on its April 27 health inspection.
Many of those hundreds make their way to Rantoul, a village of about 13,000 people in Champaign County and the summer home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign football team's training sessions. As the sessions get underway in mid-August, the hundreds of migrant workers wrap up the first wave of agriculture work in nearby corn fields.
It was standing room only in the atrium of the Enterprise Works building at the University of Illinois’ Research Park last week as local governments and the University announced the expansion of Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) to all residents of the two cities.