News & Press

Wiley Elementary Students Embark on a Week Long Adventure at Krannert Art Museum

From Monday, September 17 through Friday, September 21, forty-five fifth grade students from Wiley Elementary School will attend school at Krannert Art Museum.

Urbana Residents Enjoying Lowest Electricity Rates in Area; Aggregation Questions Answered

Municipal Electric LogoNews Release: November 2012

West Nile Virus Precautions Urged

The Champaign Urbana Public Health District has sent out notices to all of the cities, villages, parks, hospitals, schools and nursing homes in the county regarding West Nile Virus.

Piato's Café to Donate Backpacks & School Supplies to Students at King School

Last year, Piato’s Café provided over 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to students who were in need. This year, head chef, Kelly Jo Lamb, has been working hard to try and provide more backpacks than ever.

Urbana School District Starts the 2012-13 School Year with New Administrators

Urbana School District will start out this coming Fall with a few new faces on their administrative team. Joseph Wiemelt will head up UHS as the Interim Principal and Michael Gourley will join the district as Associate Principal.

Urbana Middle School Program Receives National Recognition

After its first year at Urbana Middle School, the IMSA FUSION program has been recognized as one of the nation’s top K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs by both Bayer Corporation and by Change the Equation (CTEq).

Urbana Accessible Parking Signage Fines

The City of Urbana has received calls from businesses stating that persons are selling stickers to change accessible parking fines from $250 to $350 on signs in their parking lots.

UC2B Signing up Residents and Community Anchor Institutions for State-of-the-Art Broadband Network

Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) Community Ambassadors are canvassing the community to register the first round of eligible residents, business and community anchor institutions for the new UC2B broadband Internet service.

Municipal aggregation: City complains to state about telephone solicitations

News Release: June, 2012

Four Urbana residents have complained in recent days that they were the victim of aggressive and misleading telephone solicitations regarding electricity contracts.

The city has forwarded the complaints about Liberty Power, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based retail electric supplier, to the Illinois Commerce Commision consumer services division.


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