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Urbana Awarded Second Major Sister Cities Grant

The city of Urbana has been awarded a major grant from Sister Cities International to undertake a trilateral pilot project involving Urbana, Zomba, Malawi, and the Haizhu District, China.

Thanks From Urbana’s Market at the Square!

Urbana’s Market at the Square staff and the City of Urbana would like to thank everyone who made the 2012 season a success. The Market wouldn’t be nearly as wonderful without the dedicated patrons, talented artisans, numerous community groups, and devoted growers and producers.

The Excellence in Education Grants for Teachers Program Awards Nearly $15,000 in Grant Money

Principal Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum and Joseph KarnyThe Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF) awards a total of nearly $15,000 in grant money to several public school educators (Pre-K through 12) in Central Illinois counties.

City Arborist Thanks Artist for Tree Sculpture

“Trees are an important asset to our community. I think the most important component of the infrastructure as they save us millions of dollars in storm water mitigation and energy consumption. Trees provide us cleaner air and a more comfortable place to live.

Urbana High School & Middle School Fall Music Calendar

October is the start of concert season for Urbana Middle School (UMS) and Urbana High School (UHS) music groups.

Champaign-Urbana Ranked Sixth Best College Town

Champaign-Urbana Ranked Top in Country

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) recently published their "College Destination Index" which ranks the 75 best United States cities and towns for college students.

Walk 'N' Roll to School Day 2012

Children and adults across Urbana joined together to celebrate walking and bicycling to school on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012.

Urbana Firefighters to Host Fire Prevention Week, October 8-12

Urbana Firefighters will be at Lincoln Square Village during the week of October 8-12 to educate the public on how to protect themselves from fire.

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Urbana Public Television Announces Launch of New Website Featuring Live Streaming and On-Demand Video

Urbana Public Television has launched a new website,, that now enables anyone with internet capability to access UPTV’s live signal 24/7, as well as a number of local public-access productions on-demand.

Urbana’s Draft Climate Action Plan Phase 1 Available for Review and Comment

The City of Urbana’s Draft Climate Action Plan Phase 1 will be made available to the public at Urbana’s Market at the Square on Saturday, September 15, 2012. City staff will also be present to answer your questions on strategies proposed in the Phase 1 Plan.