News & Press

Urbana Task Force Concludes Year-long Study of Local Police Traffic Stop Data Regarding Racial Disparities

IDOT Task Force ReportThe Urbana Traffic Stop Data Task Force has completed its final report on the City of Urbana’s traffic stop data, and will make a public presentation of its findings at the Dec. 7 meeting of the Urbana City Council.

Urbana Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy

Get a free guide to selecting, planting and caring for trees, available at the Urbana City Building, Urbana Public Library, Urbana Public Works, and Common Ground Food Co-op.

Urbana Highland Green Project to Receive Federal Tax Credits

Urbana's Highland Green project proposed for Kerr Avenue at Highland Drive in north Urbana which will receive $522,535 in credits.

Cunningham Township "Wrap Up in Warmth" Coat Drive

Please donate your clean & gently used, warm winter items. All items will be distributed to those in need.

Broadway Avenue Street Pavers for Sale at the Landscape Recycling Center

The Landscape Recycling Center will begin the sale of Broadway Avenue Street Pavers on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Urbana Receives Award for Water Plan

The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association has recognized Urbana's Sustainable Water Management Plan as a 2015 Illinois State Planning Award Winner in the Sustainability category.

Prussing Elected to Illinois Municipal League Board

Mayor Prussing

Mayor Laurel Prussing was elected to serve on the Illinois Municipal League Board of Directors at the annual conference in Chicago (Sept. 17-19).

The Urbana Free Library Needs YOU!

One position on the nine-member Library Board is open with a term that ends June 30, 2018. The Library Board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. You must be a resident of the City of Urbana in order to serve as a Library Board member.

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

Credit Card

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.