News & Press

Proposed Fee Schedule For Fiscal Year 2015/2016

Notice is hereby given that the City of Urbana proposed Schedule of Fees for fiscal year 2015/2016 will be available for public review beginning April 28, 2015 at the Urbana City Clerk's Office, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801 and on the City website.

Urbana School District Offering Summer Breakfast & Lunch to all Children 18 & Under

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Urbana School District #116 will once again participate in the Seamless Summer Food program sponsored by the federal government. Free meals will be offered Monday through Thursday during the month of June.

City Property Tax Rate and Levy Lower This Year

The city of Urbana is one of the few local governments to have reduced its tax levy and tax rate for 2015.

Urbana Residents To See 21 Percent Savings From Municipal Electric Aggregation

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Urbana residents participating in the city’s municipal electric aggregation program should save an average of about $120 in electricity charges over the next year, a 21 percent reduction compared to the Ameren Illinois default rate.

UHS Students Score at the ICTM State Math Contest

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The Urbana High School Math Team competed at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest Finals on Saturday May 2, 2015.

City of Urbana Receives Funding from Illinois Housing Development Authority

The City of Urbana has received a $525,000 grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) through the Blight Reduction Program, a U.S Treasury Hardest Hit Fund.

Request For Proposals for Redevelopment of North Crane Alley

The City of Urbana, Illinois in partnership with property owner Robert Venable, invites proposals for the purchase and development of prime real estate located in Downtown Urbana.

Fewer Car Crashes, Support for Businesses Among the Outcomes of Complete Streets Projects

Urbana’s Complete Streets renovation of Philo Road included in new national survey.

UPTV Wins Two Awards in Regional Competition

The City of Urbana is pleased to announce that Urbana Public Television will receive two awards at the 3rd Annual Best of the Midwest Invitational Video Fest and Awards Banquet.  The banquet recognizes the best community access television programs in the Midwest.

Mayor Prussing Receives Environmental Award

Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing is the recipient of the 2015 Public Official Award from the Illinois Water Environment Association.

The Public Official Award is presented to an elected or appointed public official who has made a documented significant contribution in the areas of clean water legislation, public policy or government service that resulted in improvements to the water environment.