News & Press

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.

Nightlinger Approved as Urbana's Fire Chief

Veteran City firefighter Brian Nightlinger was unanimously approved by the City Council Monday (Dec. 16, 2013) to serve as Urbana’s next Fire Chief.

Commemorative Sculpture Scheduled for Install in King Park in Urbana

The City of Urbana Public Arts Commission and Urbana Park District’s goal to create a lasting piece of public artwork to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is coming to fruition on Tuesday, December 17. Illinois artist Preston Jackson will be on site to direct the installation of his sculpture, dedicated to Dr. King, in King Park in Urbana.

Eat Fresh - Shop Local - All Year - in Urbana

Urbana is really lucky because it’s super easy to eat local, all year round, in our community.

Urbana Police Department Front Desk Overnight Closure

Starting Monday, December 2, 2013, at 11 pm, the front desk of the Urbana Police Department will be closing during overnight hours. The front desk will remain closed daily from 11 pm – 7 am.

UMS Super Tigers and Student Council Getting "Souped-up" for Community Soup Drive

Urbana Middle School Super Tigers and the Student Council are making a special push to get “Souped-up” for the Community Soup Drive. From now until October 16, donations of cans of soups, chili’s, noodle soups, and crackers will be accepted at UMS

Mayor's Update on How to Bridge the Budget Gap

The memo to the City Council from Mayor Prussing addressing the budget gap is available below.

Urbana Seeks to Increase Bicycle Safety with Bicycle Enforcement Campaign

The City of Urbana is working hard to make Urbana the most bicycle friendly community in the Midwest.  In 2008, the City adopted a goal to “get Urbana bicycling”.

SPLASH Program Receipient of City of Urbana Grant

Urbana – The City of Urbana, Urbana Park District and Urbana School District #116 are pleased to announce the awarding of a program grant for USD #116 and the Park District’s SPLASH (Students Playing and Learning Afterschool Hours) before and after school program. The grant will help fund this vital program for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.