News & Press

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.

Champaign-Urbana Among the Least Sprawling in the Country According to National Report

New report ranks major metropolitan areas based on their development, and examines how sprawl relates to prosperity, health and quality of life.

Urbana Launches RFQ for Realty Services for Prime Downtown Location

The City of Urbana is requesting qualifications for commercial real estate marketing services to represent the 200 block of South Vine Street

Olympian Drive Project Wins Illinois Commerce Commission Approval

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.

City Seeking Public Comment on City Council and Mayor Goals

The city is seeking public input and comment on the draft City Council and Mayor Goals document.

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.

Windsor Road (Philo Road to Race Street) Plans

The city, with the help of a consultant, is currently working on short term and long term plans to reconstruct Windsor Road from Philo Road to Race Street.

2-1-1 Information & Referral

211 Logo2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, non-emergency telephone number that connects people with essential community information and services. 2-1-1 saves time and frustration through specialists who match callers to the right agency based on each caller's need.

City of Urbana Receiving Two Affordable Housing Program Grants

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.