News & Press http://urbanaillinois.us/news en What is Chip-and-Sign, and why do I need to know about it? http://urbanaillinois.us/emv <div class='node-body'><h3><img title="Credit Card" class="imagecache-medium alignright" alt="Credit Card" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/creditcard.png" width="201" height="139" /></h3> <h3>Who/What is EMV?</h3> <p dir="ltr" align="justify">EMV is a term developed by Europay, Mastercard, and Visa to define their credit and debit card based electronic chip technology.</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/miles-thomas">Miles Thomas</a> <a href="mailto:msthomas@urbanaillinois.us">msthomas@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2442 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/emv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> chip-and-sign emv News Releases Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:31:26 +0000 Miles Thomas 5242 at http://urbanaillinois.us UPTV Wins National Award http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/07/uptv-wins-national-award <div class='node-body'><p>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.</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/jake-schumacher">Jake Schumacher</a> <a href="mailto:jaschumacher@urbanaillinois.us">jaschumacher@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2452 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/07/uptv-wins-national-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awards News Releases television UPTV Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:11:40 +0000 Jason Liggett 5204 at http://urbanaillinois.us Market at the Square Reinstates Program to Make Farm-Fresh Foods More Accessible by Doubling LINK Card Purchases http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/07/market-square-reinstates-program-make-farm-fresh-foods-more-accessible-doubling-link-c <div class='node-body'><p>Urbana’s Market at the Square, one of Illinois’ largest farmers markets, has received a grant from <a href="http://experimentalstation.org/link-up-illinois" target="_blank">LINK Up Illinois</a> to double the value of food purchases made with the Illinois LINK Card at the Market.</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/2015/07/market-square-reinstates-program-make-farm-fresh-foods-more-accessible-doubling-link-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> farmers farmers market LINK LINK card market News Releases SNAP Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:55:53 +0000 Natalie Kenny Marquez 5202 at http://urbanaillinois.us Request for Qualifications Seeking Brokerage Services for City-Owned Properties http://urbanaillinois.us/RFQbroker <div class='node-body'><p><img class="imagecache-medium alignright" style="border-top:#000000 1px solid;border-right:#000000 1px solid;border-bottom:#000000 1px solid;border-left:#000000 1px solid;" alt="" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rfq-cover-page.jpg" width="240" height="311" />The City of Urbana is seeking an interested Commercial Real Estate Broker, holding a valid Illinois brokerage license, to pr</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/RFQbroker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> agent broker develop Developers development market marketing News Releases project properties property realtor realty redevelopment represent Request for Bid request for proposals request for qualifiacations RFP RFQ site Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:53:46 +0000 Brandon Boys 5197 at http://urbanaillinois.us Champaign-Urbana Ranked 25th Best Place in the Country for EMTs and Paramedics http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/07/champaign-urbana-ranked-25th-best-place-country-emts-and-paramedics <div class='node-body'><p><strong>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.</strong></p></div><p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/07/champaign-urbana-ranked-25th-best-place-country-emts-and-paramedics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EMT News Releases paramedics Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:57:32 +0000 Natalie Kenny Marquez 5195 at http://urbanaillinois.us Emerald Ash Borer Growing Threat http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/06/emerald-ash-borer-urbana <div class='node-body'><p><img title="Emeral Ash Borer" class="imagecache-small alignright" alt="Emeral Ash Borer" src="http://urbanaillinois.us/sites/default/files/imagecache/small/images/emerald-ash-borer.jpg" width="175" height="93" /></p> <p>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.</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/eab-letter.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=149070" title="eab-letter.pdf">Letter to Residents</a></td> <td>149KB</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/eab-door-hanger.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=73907" title="eab-door-hanger.pdf">Door Hanger</a></td> <td>74KB</td> </tr> <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/canopy-thinning.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=289545" title="canopy-thinning.pdf">Ash Tree Canopy Thinning</a></td> <td>290KB</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/mike-brunk">Mike Brunk</a> <a href="mailto:mjbrunk@urbanaillinois.us">mjbrunk@urbanaillinois.us</a> (217) 384-2393 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2014/06/emerald-ash-borer-urbana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:41:39 +0000 admin 4521 at http://urbanaillinois.us Champaign County First Creates Coalition to Preserve Rail Funding http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/07/champaign-county-first-creates-coalition-preserve-rail-funding <div class='node-body'><h3><a href="https://www.change.org/p/illinois-state-house-illinois-state-senate-illinois-governor-join-the-coalition-to-support-rail-service-along-the-i-57-amtrak-rail-knowledge-corridor" target="_blank"><strong>JOIN THE COALITION!</strong></a></h3></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/2015/07/champaign-county-first-creates-coalition-preserve-rail-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> amtrak Chamber of Commerce champaign county News Releases public transportation rail Urbana Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:54:41 +0000 Natalie Kenny Marquez 5184 at http://urbanaillinois.us Mayor Prussing Wins Climate Protection Award http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/06/mayor-prussing-wins-climate-protection-award <div class='node-body'><p>The <a href="http://www.usmayors.org/" target="_blank">United States Conference of Mayors </a>has presented Mayor Prussing and the City of Urbana an <a href="http://usmayors.org/climateprotection/2015awardees/0619-report-climateprotectionbp.pdf" target="_blank">Honorable Mention award </a>in the Small City category for the accomplishments of the </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/2015/06/mayor-prussing-wins-climate-protection-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> award Energy mayor News Releases prussing Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:28:47 +0000 Scott Tess 5171 at http://urbanaillinois.us Market at the Square Working to Increase Fresh Food Access to Low-Income Families http://urbanaillinois.us/posts/2015/06/market-square-working-increase-fresh-food-access-low-income-families <div class='node-body'><p>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.</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/2015/06/market-square-working-increase-fresh-food-access-low-income-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Releases Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:42:20 +0000 Natalie Kenny Marquez 5159 at http://urbanaillinois.us Farm to Table Events Raise Awareness for Local Food http://urbanaillinois.us/LocalFlavors2015 <div class='node-body'><p>The Local Flavors farm-to-table series is putting locally grown food on lunch and dinner plates in restaurants across central Illinois. </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/local-flavors-flyer-2015-c-u.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=6116368" title="local-flavors-flyer-2015-c-u.pdf">Local Flavors Poster</a></td> <td>6.1MB</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/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/LocalFlavors2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eat local eating farmers market local flavors Local food News Releases Restaurants shop local Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:41:43 +0000 Natalie Kenny Marquez 5158 at http://urbanaillinois.us