News & Press

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.

The City of Urbana’s Human Relations Commission Statement on Public and Police Department Relations

In light of the events in other American communities, we the Urbana Human Relations Commission would like to reinforce our mission to support a diverse and inclusive Urbana community.

Proposed $47 Million Budget Includes Staff Reductions

A proposed $47 million city budget released today will better position the city of Urbana to deal with uncertain economic times.

Downtown Urbana to Feature Lunchtime Food Truck Rally Series

Come one, come all to the first annual lunchtime food truck rally series in Downtown Urbana.

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.