News & Press

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.

New Salon Opens at The Pines

Bouffant SalonLocated at 2860 South Philo Road (suite L) in Urbana in the former Wines at the Pines location between the Little Gym and Milo’s, Bouffant Salon will offer hair services and facial waxing, according to Ashlee Bialeschki, who co-created the salon

Pizza-M Coming Soon to Downtown Urbana

Pear and Brie - photo courtesy of Pizza MMatt Kitzmiller will soon open Pizza M as the anchor tenant of Cafeteria & Co.

Download the Urbana App

App ImageThe Urbana app is your guide to all things Urbana, Illinois.

Whether you need somewhere to eat, sleep, drink, or shop; the Urbana app has all of these services and more listed in one place.

Artist Preston Jackson to Create Public Art Piece for King Park in Urbana

Preston Jackson DesignThe City of Urbana Public Arts Commission and Urbana Park District are pleased to announce the commissioning of Illinois artist Preston Jackson to create a permanent public art piece in King Park in Urbana.

El Oasis Set to Open in Urbana on July 12th

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? El Oasis in Urbana is your answer.

Urbana School District #116 Centralized Registration Dates

Urbana School District #116 has set the dates for centralized registration. The days and times are as follows: 

  • July 30, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • July 31, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • August 1, 2013 – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Urbana's 180th Birthday

At the June 17th Urbana CityUrbana 180th Anniversary Council meeting, a moment was taken to celebrate the 180th Anniversary of the Founding of Urbana with the signing of a Document commemorating that event on June 21, 1833.