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Learning the Lease

Learning the Lease

By Stephanie Kim

October 7, 2014

Like any textbook, reading a lease requires a set of skills to understand its technical language. But all hope is not lost for the lease-illiterate — the University’s Tenant Union provides free services to students who need help understanding their lease. “It is very difficult for someone who has no training ...

Common Ground Food Co-op to open location in Champaign

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 12, 2014

Common Ground Food Co-op, located in downtown Urbana, has announced that it is moving forward on lease negotiations for a second store to open by the summer of 2015 in Champaign. The exact location hasn't been released, but according to a press release, the co-op hopes to have a lease and be able to annou...

Alpha Xi Delta sorority prepares for new house

Alpha Xi Delta sorority prepares for new house

May 7, 2014

For five years, Alpha Xi Delta sorority has occupied the house at 1004 S. Second St. next to Frat Park. Next year, they will be living in a new home, formerly the home of Phi Kappa Sigma, on Fourth and Chalmers streets. And the fraternity that usually occupies Alpha Xi Delta’s current house, Phi Si...

When (and how) to settle landlord disputes

By Alice Smelyansky

February 11, 2014

We get it all the time – whether it’s the old woman who skimps you on tips because you look too fresh-faced, or your employer who makes jokes at your expense, people like to take advantage of you because of your age. But your landlord, who takes quite a hefty sum out of your pocket every month, ...