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Armored Gopher Games Plans Expansion

Armored Gopher GaArmored Gopher Games Logomes, Urbana’s premier gaming shop, recently announced plans to expand their current store at 1502 North Cunningham Avenue beginning next week.

UHS Social Justice Committee Organizing Vintage Boutique for Prom

The Social Justice Committee at Urbana High School (UHS) is collecting women’s and men’s formal wear and accessories to stock an affordable/vintage boutique for their fellow students to use for prom should they have the need.

Draft Legacy Tree Program Available Online for Public Input

The proposed Legacy Tree Program is an opportunity to celebrate, learn about and preserve Urbana's most notable trees.

Three Apartment Buildings Condemned in Southeast Urbana

The City of Urbana has declared three apartment buildings as unsafe structures under the provisions of its Building and Property Maintenance Codes due to weakness of exterior stairways and walkways.

City Awarded $1.4 Million Grant for Airport Road Reconstruction

Urbana will receive a $1.4 million state economic development grant to help pay for the upcoming reconstruction of Airport Road west of U.S. 45.

The city was notified of the grant award in a Feb. 19 letter from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

New pizza restaurant, shared office space coming to downtown Urbana

Matt Cho is only 33 but he’s about to become a major downtown Urbana landlord.

Recycle Batteries, Cell Phones and More at Drop-off Locations

Did you know that in addition to its curbside and multifamily recycling services, the U-Cycle program offers drop-off locations around the city to collect batteries, cell phones, ink jet cartridges and thermostats for recycling.

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.