News & Press http://urbanaillinois.us/news en Opt-out Letters Going Out for New Municipal Electric Aggregation Contract; To Stay in City Program, No Reply Necessary http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/04/opt-out-letters-going-out-new-municipal-electric-aggregation-contract-stay-city-progra <div class='node-body'><p><img title="Electric Aggregation Logo" class="imagecache-medium alignright" alt="Electric Aggregation Logo" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/electric-logo.jpg" width="91" height="100" />Urbana residents and small businesses will continue to see savings on their electric bills for the next two years via the City’s <a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/residents/municipal-electric-aggregation">Municipal Electric Aggregation Program</a>.</p></div><div class="field field-nodereference field-field-profile-reference clear-block"> <div class="field-label">Contact Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/directory/profiles/scott-tess">Scott Tess</a> <a href="mailto:srtess@urbanaillinois.us">srtess@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2381 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/04/opt-out-letters-going-out-new-municipal-electric-aggregation-contract-stay-city-progra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:04:01 +0000 Mike Monson 4403 at http://urbanaillinois.us Champaign-Urbana Among the Least Sprawling in the Country According to National Report http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/04/champaign-urbana-among-least-sprawling-country-according-new-national-report <div class='node-body'><p><em><strong>New report ranks major metropolitan areas based on their development, and examines how sprawl relates to prosperity, health and quality of life.</strong></em></p></div><div class="field field-nodereference field-field-profile-reference clear-block"> <div class="field-label">Contact Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/directory/profiles/libby-tyler">Elizabeth Tyler</a> <a href="mailto:ehtyler@urbanaillinois.us">ehtyler@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2439 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/04/champaign-urbana-among-least-sprawling-country-according-new-national-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:27:22 +0000 Natalie Kenny Marquez 4383 at http://urbanaillinois.us Urbana Launches RFQ for Realty Services for Prime Downtown Location http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/03/urbana-launches-rfq-realty-services-prime-downtown-location <div class='node-body'><p class="alignleft"><img width="380" height="337" class="imagecache-large alignright" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/resize/imagecache/large/images/site-aerial-380x337.jpg" /></p><p class="alignleft">The City of Urbana is requesting qualifications for commercial real estate marketing services to represent the 200 block of South Vine Street</p></div><div class="field field-nodereference field-field-profile-reference clear-block"> <div class="field-label">Contact Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/directory/profiles/brandon-boys">Brandon Boys</a> <a href="mailto:bsboys@urbanaillinois.us">bsboys@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 328-8270 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/03/urbana-launches-rfq-realty-services-prime-downtown-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Developers News Releases Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:38:05 +0000 Natalie Kenny Marquez 4368 at http://urbanaillinois.us Olympian Drive Project Wins Illinois Commerce Commission Approval http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/02/olympian-drive-project-wins-illinois-commerce-commission-approval <div class='node-body'><p>The Olympian Drive project has won the crucial support of the Illinois Commerce Commission, with construction of the $13 million project now slated to begin this summer.</p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/02/olympian-drive-project-wins-illinois-commerce-commission-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:29:04 +0000 Mike Monson 4333 at http://urbanaillinois.us City Seeking Public Comment on City Council and Mayor Goals http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/02/city-seeking-public-comment-city-council-and-mayor-goals <div class='node-body'><p>The city is seeking public input and comment on the draft <a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/council-goals">City Council and Mayor Goals</a> document.</p><p>After four months of public meetings, the city council completed work on the draft goals, which are meant to guide the city for the next three-plus years, on Monday, Feb. 10.</p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/02/city-seeking-public-comment-city-council-and-mayor-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:31:02 +0000 Mike Monson 4312 at http://urbanaillinois.us Windsor Road (Philo Road to Race Street) Plans http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/01/windsor-road-philo-road-race-street-plans <div class='node-body'><p><img title="Windsor Road" class="imagecache-medium alignright" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/img-1204-windsor-rd.jpg" width="240" height="180" />The city, with the help of a consultant, is currently working on short term and long term plans to reconstruct or rehabilitate Windsor Road from Philo Road to Race Street.</p></div> <div > <table> <thead> <tr> <th>Type</th> <th>File</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tr class="field-item odd"> <td><img class="field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" title="application/pdf" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /></td> <td><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/attachments/windsor-lane-closing-press-release-2-20-14.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=215196" title="windsor-lane-closing-press-release-2-20-14.pdf">Windsor Road Lane Closure Press Release 2 20 14</a></td> <td>215KB</td> </tr> <tr class="field-item even"> <td><img class="field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" title="application/pdf" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /></td> <td><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/attachments/windsor-road-lane-opening-press-release-3-06-14.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=15489" title="windsor-road-lane-opening-press-release-3-06-14.pdf">Windsor Road Lane Opening Press Release 3 06 14</a></td> <td>15KB</td> </tr> </table> </div> <div class="field field-nodereference field-field-profile-reference clear-block"> <div class="field-label">Contact Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/directory/profiles/craig-shonkwiler-pe">Craig Shonkwiler</a> <a href="mailto:ceshonkwiler@urbanaillinois.us">ceshonkwiler@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2385 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/01/windsor-road-philo-road-race-street-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASR Feature Stories News Releases Philo Road potholes Race Street Windsor Road Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:24:42 +0000 BarbS 4236 at http://urbanaillinois.us 2-1-1 Information & Referral http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/01/2-1-1-information-referral <div class='node-body'><p><strong><img title="211 Logo" class="imagecache-medium alignright" alt="211 Logo" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/211-illinois-logo.jpg" width="240" height="115" />2-1-1</strong> is an easy-to-remember, non-emergency telephone number that connects people with essential community information and services. <strong>2-1-1</strong> saves time and frustration through specialists who match callers to the right agency based on each caller's need.</p></div> <div > <table> <thead> <tr> <th>Type</th> <th>File</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tr class="field-item odd"> <td><img class="field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" title="application/pdf" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /></td> <td><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/attachments/2-1-1-brochure.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=163699" title="2-1-1-brochure.pdf">211 Brochure</a></td> <td>164KB</td> </tr> </table> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/01/2-1-1-information-referral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:44:09 +0000 admin 4269 at http://urbanaillinois.us Changes to Parking for Persons with Disabilities http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/01/changes-parking-persons-with-disabilities <div class='node-body'><p><strong><img title="Persons with Disabilities Parking" class="imagecache-medium alignright" alt="Persons with Disabilities Parking" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/handicapped-parking.png" width="240" height="249" />New Disabled Placard Rules as of January 1, 2014</strong></p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/01/changes-parking-persons-with-disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disabled disabled parking handicapped parking meter-exempt placards News Releases placards Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:46:07 +0000 Beth Beaty 4176 at http://urbanaillinois.us City of Urbana Receiving Two Affordable Housing Program Grants http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2013/12/city-urbana-receiving-two-affordable-housing-program-grants <div class='node-body'><p>The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC) recently awarded more than $28 million through its competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP) to help finance 99 affordable housing projects located primarily in Illinois and Wisconsin.</p></div><div class="field field-nodereference field-field-profile-reference clear-block"> <div class="field-label">Contact Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/directory/profiles/kelly-hartford">Kelly Hartford Mierkowski</a> <a href="mailto:khmierkowski@urbanaillinois.us">khmierkowski@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2441 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2013/12/city-urbana-receiving-two-affordable-housing-program-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:48:32 +0000 Natalie Kenny Marquez 4120 at http://urbanaillinois.us Nightlinger Approved as Urbana's Fire Chief http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2013/12/nightlinger-approved-urbanas-fire-chief <div class='node-body'><p><img class="imagecache-medium alignright" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/fire-chief.jpg" width="240" height="225" />Veteran City firefighter Brian Nightlinger was unanimously approved by the City Council Monday (Dec. 16, 2013) to serve as Urbana’s next Fire Chief.</p></div><div class="field field-nodereference field-field-profile-reference clear-block"> <div class="field-label">Contact Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/directory/profiles/mike-monson">Mike Monson</a> <a href="mailto:mrmonson@urbanaillinois.us">mrmonson@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2454 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2013/12/nightlinger-approved-urbanas-fire-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:02:09 +0000 Mike Monson 4075 at http://urbanaillinois.us