News & Press

The City Of Urbana Awarded Medals Recognizing Achievements in Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

The National League of Cities (NLC) Let's Move! Cities, Towns & Counties Logorecognized the City of Urbana for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC).

Urbana’s U-Cycle Programs See Significant Increases in Recyclables Collected in 2012

The City of Urbana’s curbside and multifamily recycling programs both saw significant increases in 2012, with a 27% increase in materials collected in the curbside program and a 21% jump in materials collected in the multifamily program.

Sierra Club Honors Urbana For Greenhouse Gas Reductions

The Sierra Club of Illinois has awarded the city Cool Cities Awardof Urbana its Cool Cities Achievement Award in recognition of the city’s environmental efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

Urbana Hotel-Motel Tax Receipts Up Big Despite Ending Tourism Bureau Funding

Urbana hotel-motel tax receipts grew at nearly double Champaign's rate in the most recent fiscal year, which Mayor Laurel Prussing said justifies the city's decision to drop county tourism bureau funding in mid-2011.

Available Properties, Traffic Counts and Market Data Now Available on City Website

Are you interested in locating or expanding your business in Urbana? If so, the City can assist you in finding the best location to meet your needs.

Helpful Tips to Protect Your Vehicle and Your Home this Holiday Season

During the holiday season the Urbana Police Department tends to see an increase in vehicle burglaries. Here are a few tips to help protect your vehicle and your home if you plan to travel during this time of year: 

The City of Urbana Approves a Redevelopment Agreement with Frasca Associates

Urbana City Council members have approved a redevelopment agreement with Frasca Associates of East Airport Road to help support a major expansion of its location in North Urbana.

Holiday Tips from U-Cycle

The holiday's are typically a time of giving and receiving.  However, it should also be a time to be conscious of our environmental footprint - Gift wrap, food waste and energy consumption need not be overlooked. 

Electric Aggregation Saves Urbana Residents $500,000 In 3 Months

ThunderboltUrbana residents and small businesses saved in excess of $500,000 in electricity costs from July through September, thanks to municipal electric aggregation.

Urbana Currently Accepting Applications for City Boards and Commissions

Are you interested in how Urbana grows? Are you interested in housing programs? Are you interested in fair housing or fair employment? If you want to serve the City of Urbana in these and other areas, apply for a position on a City Board or Commission!