Read more about the article University of Illinois seeks to have ‘less adversarial’ relationship with landlords to provide more resources for student tenants
Screenshots of the Housing Explorer retrieved using the Internet Archive.

University of Illinois seeks to have ‘less adversarial’ relationship with landlords to provide more resources for student tenants

Following the takedown of the University of Illinois’s Housing Explorer database, a resource for students seeking housing in Urbana and Champaign, the Off-Campus Community…

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Read more about the article Residents complain about housing conditions at Latitude apartments; Out-of-town owners exacerbate issues
A half-lit sign illuminates the Latitude East building on 608 E University Ave. Nine residents have filed maintenance complaints with the city of Champaign in the past year. Photo by Gwyn Skiles.

Residents complain about housing conditions at Latitude apartments; Out-of-town owners exacerbate issues

Latitude, a five-story apartment complex in Champaign, has been the target of at least nine complaints to the city within the past year. Located…

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Bristol Place development project moves to new phase; Aims to turn Champaign’s ‘last resort’ into affordable, improved neighborhood

In 1998, the Champaign police estimated that there was a significant drug problem in the Bristol Park neighborhood, with up to transactions every 2…

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Read more about the article Survey finds Champaign County’s homeless population surged this year; New count coming JanuaryDaily Bread Soup Kitchen
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Photo from its website.

Survey finds Champaign County’s homeless population surged this year; New count coming January

On any given night, 215 people in Champaign County are homeless according to the Continuum of Services Providers to the Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) count…

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Read more about the article Campustown burglaries rise; Package theft plays big roleUniversity of Illinois Blog
The University of Illinois Police Department operates from the Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.

Campustown burglaries rise; Package theft plays big role

Nearly 400 burglaries in campustown, the area surrounding the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been reported on the daily crime log in the…

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Read more about the article Champaign County still prevents online name searches of property records, differing from most Illinois counties. Now it plans to limit searching mobile home properties.Darrell Hoemann
Brookens Admin Center in Urbana, IL 61801 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Photo by Darrell Hoemann/CU-CitizenAccess

Champaign County still prevents online name searches of property records, differing from most Illinois counties. Now it plans to limit searching mobile home properties.

In 2018, Champaign County had the chance to allow the public to search property records on its website by an owner's name when it…

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Read more about the article Many in Wilber Heights yet to apply for permits to repair homes after amendment of longtime zoning ordinanceNathalie Murillo
Aerial shot of Wilber Heights. Screenshot from Google Maps.

Many in Wilber Heights yet to apply for permits to repair homes after amendment of longtime zoning ordinance

For decades, Champaign County forbade its residents in Wilber Heights to make repairs to their homes, even when seriously damaged. But even after a…

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Read more about the article Elderly Champaign residents mourn the loss of services at Inman; Half of residents leaveDarrell Hoemann
Kenneth Adams and his son Brian Adams at the Windsor of Savoy after he had to move from the Inman Hotel in downtown on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. photo by Darrell Hoemann/C-U Citizen Access

Elderly Champaign residents mourn the loss of services at Inman; Half of residents leave

Champaign resident Brian Adams thought he had found the perfect home at Inman Place for his father Kenneth Adams, 91, in 2020. However, when…

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Read more about the article Condemned Champaign apartments’ out-of-town owners facing two city lawsuits seeking reimbursementapartments.com
Champaign Park Apartments received the most complaints in Champaign from January 1, 2021 to mid February 2023. During this time, 393 units were condemned by the city.

Condemned Champaign apartments’ out-of-town owners facing two city lawsuits seeking reimbursement

Earlier this year, 35 buildings at the Champaign Park Apartments were condemned — prompting two lawsuits filed by the city against the owners after…

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Read more about the article Rising Champaign housing complaints detail violations; Champaign Park Apartments received most in past two yearsapartments.com
Champaign Park Apartments received the most complaints in Champaign from January 1, 2021 to mid February 2023. During this time, 393 units were condemned by the city.

Rising Champaign housing complaints detail violations; Champaign Park Apartments received most in past two years

Over the past year, Champaign Park Apartments had so many serious inspection issues that led to the condemnation of 393 units and an unknown,…

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