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What is Chip-and-Sign, and why do I need to know about it?

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Who/What is EMV?

EMV is a term developed by Europay, Mastercard, and Visa to define their credit and debit card based electronic chip technology.

UPTV Wins National Award

The City of Urbana is pleased to announce that Urbana Public Television will receive a Hometown Media Award from the Alliance for Community Media.  The Hometown Media Awards recognize the best community access television programs in the country.

Market at the Square Reinstates Program to Make Farm-Fresh Foods More Accessible by Doubling LINK Card Purchases

Urbana’s Market at the Square, one of Illinois’ largest farmers markets, has received a grant from LINK Up Illinois to double the value of food purchases made with the Illinois LINK Card at the Market.

Champaign-Urbana Ranked 25th Best Place in the Country for EMTs and Paramedics

New analysis by data-science team at GoodCall ranks the Champaign-Urbana area a top place in the U.S. for EMTs and paramedics to live and work.

Emerald Ash Borer Growing Threat

Emeral Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is becoming more prevalent in Urbana and is a real threat to our community’s ash trees. The City began 2015 with approximately 480 public ash trees and we expect to remove 50+ trees per year for the foreseeable future.

Mayor Prussing Wins Climate Protection Award

The United States Conference of Mayors has presented Mayor Prussing and the City of Urbana an Honorable Mention award in the Small City category for the accomplishments of the

Market at the Square Working to Increase Fresh Food Access to Low-Income Families

Farmers markets are making real strides in increasing fresh food access for low income Americans, and Urbana’s Market at the Square is working hard to remain ahead of the curve. Since 2010, Market at the Square has accepted Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on behalf of eligible farmers’ market vendors.

Farm to Table Events Raise Awareness for Local Food

The Local Flavors farm-to-table series is putting locally grown food on lunch and dinner plates in restaurants across central Illinois.