News & Press

U-C ENERGY STAR Challenge Surpasses First Two Goals

The Urbana-Champaign ENERGY STAR Challenge has exceeded the first two goals in the partnership’s two year effort to engage commercial buildings to save energy.

Olympian Drive Project Construction Begins

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The Olympian Drive Construction Project has been awarded by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to Feutz Construction Contractors, Inc. from Paris, Illinois.

Summer Arts Class Guide

The Public Arts Commission has compiled a list of 2014 summer arts classes available in the Urbana-Champaign Area: Summer 2014 Urbana Champaign Guide to Local Art Classes


To inquire about submitting classes for inclusion in this li

Urbana School District Offering Summer Breakfast & Lunch to All Children 18 & Under

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Urbana School District #116 will continue to offer free summer meals during July at Urbana High School as part of the Seamless Summer Food program sponsored by the federal government.

Ameren Illinois Electric Rates Lower Than City's Aggregation Program; Residents Can Switch Without Penalty

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Ameren Illinois electric rates released for the coming year are lower than the city’s Municipal Electric Aggregation rate.

City Releases Proposed FY 2014-2015 Budget

The proposed budget for fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 is available on the Annual Budget webpage.

City and MTD Partner to Encourage Economic Development

The City of Urbana and Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) have an interest in encouraging redevelopment in Downtown Urbana, promoting a vibrant urban culture, encouraging mobility-enhanced development, and enhancing the options for and experience of utilizing transit services.

ICTM State High School Mathematics Contest Results

USD LogoOn Saturday May 3, 2014, 3230 students from 224 schools competed at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest Finals held at the University of Illinois.

U-Cycle Program Awarded Recycling Grant for Public Space Bins

The City of Urbana’s U-Cycle program will receive 50 recycling bins this summer specifically designed for placement at community events such as Urbana’s Market at the Square, and the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival as part of a national recycling bin grant program made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Opt-out Letters Going Out for New Municipal Electric Aggregation Contract; To Stay in City Program, No Reply Necessary

Electric Aggregation LogoUrbana residents and small businesses will continue to see savings on their electric bills for the next two years via the City’s Municipal Electric Aggregation Program.