News & Press http://urbanaillinois.us/news en Get Ready! MCORE Improvements on Schedule to Start this Fall http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/04/get-ready-mcore-improvements-schedule-start-fall <div class='node-body'><p>Champaign-Urbana, Illinois –Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project transportation improvements are on schedule to begin this fall. The scale of this infrastructure work on key corridors will have significant traffic impacts including detours and street closures during construction. </p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/04/get-ready-mcore-improvements-schedule-start-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:23:00 +0000 admin 5736 at http://urbanaillinois.us Illinois Marathon Needs Volunteers http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/04/illinois-marathon-needs-volunteers <div class='node-body'><p><img title="Illinois Marathon Logo" class="imagecache-small alignright" alt="Illinois Marathon Logo" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/small/images/marathon-small-logo.jpg" width="175" height="128" /></p> <p>Volunteers Needed!</p> <p>The 2016 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon activities will begin on Thursday, April 28, 2016, and run through Saturday, April 30, 2016.</p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/04/illinois-marathon-needs-volunteers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:48:45 +0000 admin 5727 at http://urbanaillinois.us Manager of Urbana’s Market at the Square Receives Certification http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/03/manager-urbana-s-market-square-receives-certification <div class='node-body'><p><a href="http://www.urbanaillinois.us/market">Urbana’s Market at the Square</a> is pleased to announce that Market Manager, Natalie Kenny Marquez, recently completed the Market Manager Certificate Program presented by the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) in conjunction with the Illinois Farmers Market Association (IFMA). </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/natalie-kenny-marquez">Natalie Kenny Marquez</a> <a href="mailto:nmkennymarquez@urbanaillinois.us">nmkennymarquez@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2319 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/03/manager-urbana-s-market-square-receives-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:15:01 +0000 admin 5708 at http://urbanaillinois.us Urbana Signs 3-Year Electric Aggregation Contract With Homefield Energy http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/02/urbana-signs-3-year-electric-aggregation-contract-with-homefield-energy <div class='node-body'><p><img title="Electric Aggregation Logo" class="imagecache-large alignright" alt="Electric Aggregation Logo" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/large/images/electric-logo.jpg" width="91" height="100" /></p> <p>Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing signed a three-year contract last week with Homefield Energy to supply electricity to homes and small businesses through the city’s Municipal Electric Aggregat</p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/02/urbana-signs-3-year-electric-aggregation-contract-with-homefield-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:03:58 +0000 Mike Monson 5673 at http://urbanaillinois.us Urbana Brings New Technology to Its Parking Meters with MobileMeter http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/02/urbana-brings-new-technology-its-parking-meters-with-mobilemeter <div class='node-body'><p><img title="Urbana Logo" class="imagecache-small alignright" alt="Urbana Logo" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/small/images/urbana-city-blue.jpg" width="175" height="221" /></p> <p>Urbana, IL – The convenient MobileMeter app used to pay for parking in the City of Champaign is now available for drivers across the City of Urbana.</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/elizabeth-beaty">Elizabeth Beaty</a> <a href="mailto:esbeaty@urbanaillinois.us">esbeaty@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2356 </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/directory/profiles/vince-gustafson">Vince Gustafson</a> <a href="mailto:vhgustafson@urbanaillinois.us">vhgustafson@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2318 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/02/urbana-brings-new-technology-its-parking-meters-with-mobilemeter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:32:03 +0000 Beth Beaty 5661 at http://urbanaillinois.us Six More Trees Selected for Urbana's Legacy Tree Program http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/02/six-more-trees-selected-urbanas-legacy-tree-program <div class='node-body'><p><img title="Legacy Tree" class="imagecache-small alignright" alt="Legacy Tree" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/small/images/legacy-tree.jpg" width="175" height="233" /></p> <p>Based on their size and species rarity, six trees in Urbana were nominated and recently approved for inclusion in the Legacy Tree Program.</p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/02/six-more-trees-selected-urbanas-legacy-tree-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:48:02 +0000 admin 5659 at http://urbanaillinois.us Urbana Road Conditions http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2012/12/urbana-road-conditions <div class='node-body'><p>12:30 p.m. March 4, 2016</p> <p>As we progress towards the spring season we also progress towards pothole season. The mild winter has reduce the number of potholes this year; however potholes in the spring are always a problem due to the varied weather conditions. Public Works will have crews out filling potholes through the spring as weather allows. Please use caution as potholes may appear overnight on your favorite route through town.</p> <p>To report a pothole, call Public Works at 384-2342.</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/john-collins">John Collins</a> <a href="mailto:wjcollins@urbanaillinois.us">wjcollins@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2380 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2012/12/urbana-road-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Parking road conditions sidewalk snow removal snow snow plowing winter weather Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:47:27 +0000 BarbS 3402 at http://urbanaillinois.us Crime Stoppers of Champaign County Dave Benton Crime Fighting Award http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/02/crime-stoppers-champaign-county-dave-benton-crime-fighting-award <div class="field field-datetime field-field-date-full clear-block"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">June 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class='node-body'><p>Do you know someone who has been helpful in fighting crime in Urbana? Now is the time to recognize these local heroes!</p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2016/02/crime-stoppers-champaign-county-dave-benton-crime-fighting-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Events & Activities News Releases Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:21:46 +0000 admin 5632 at http://urbanaillinois.us New Enterprise Zone Will Spur Development in Urbana http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/12/new-enterprise-zone-will-spur-development-urbana <div class='node-body'><p>A <a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/EZ">new Urbana enterprise zone</a> will dramatically slash property tax bills for constructing new homes and businesses, and create more jobs.</p> <p>The state-approved joint Urbana/Champaign County Enterprise Zone takes effect this Friday, Jan. 1.</p> <p>“We are delighted,” said Mayor Laurel Prussing.</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/enterprise-zone-residential-tax-savings.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=68625" title="enterprise-zone-residential-tax-savings.pdf">Urbana Enterpise Zone Residential Property Comparison</a></td> <td>69KB</td> </tr> </table> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/12/new-enterprise-zone-will-spur-development-urbana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:31:36 +0000 Mike Monson 5541 at http://urbanaillinois.us Campaign Underway for Urbana Free Library Foundation http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/11/campaign-underway-urbana-free-library-foundation <div class='node-body'><p><img title="UFL Foundation Logo" class="imagecache-medium alignright" alt="UFL Foundation Logo" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/library-foundation.jpg" width="220" height="136" /></p><p>The Urbana Free Library Foundation’s annual fund-raising campaign is underway, and Foundation President Larry Jobe is asking library supporters to give generously.</p></div><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-videos"> <div class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0 fieldset"> <div class='fieldset-content clear-block'> <div class="field field-emvideo field-field-video clear-block"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-zzz_custom_url"> <div id="zzz_custom_url-0"> <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="300" height="250"> <param name="movie" value="/sites/all/themes/urbana/flvplayer/player.swf"/> <param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <param name="flashvars" value="file=http://www2.city.urbana.il.us/_Video/Features/UFL_Foundation.flv" /> <!--[if !IE]>--> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="/sites/all/themes/urbana/flvplayer/player.swf" width="300" height="250"> <param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <param name="flashvars" value="file=http://www2.city.urbana.il.us/_Video/Features/UFL_Foundation.flv" /> <!--<![endif]--> <p>You must have flash to view this video. <a href="http://www2.city.urbana.il.us/_Video/Features/UFL_Foundation.flv">Download</a></p> <!--[if !IE]>--> </object> <!--<![endif]--> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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/2015/11/campaign-underway-urbana-free-library-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:01:29 +0000 Mike Monson 5394 at http://urbanaillinois.us