News & Press

Champaign-Urbana Among the Least Sprawling in the Country According to National Report

New report ranks major metropolitan areas based on their development, and examines how sprawl relates to prosperity, health and quality of life.

Urbana Launches RFQ for Realty Services for Prime Downtown Location

The City of Urbana is requesting qualifications for commercial real estate marketing services to represent the 200 block of South Vine Street

Olympian Drive Project Wins Illinois Commerce Commission Approval

The Olympian Drive project has won the crucial support of the Illinois Commerce Commission, with construction of the $13 million project now slated to begin this summer.

City Seeking Public Comment on City Council and Mayor Goals

The city is seeking public input and comment on the draft City Council and Mayor Goals document.

After four months of public meetings, the city council completed work on the draft goals, which are meant to guide the city for the next three-plus years, on Monday, Feb. 10.

Windsor Road (Philo Road to Race Street) Plans

The city, with the help of a consultant, is currently working on short term and long term plans to reconstruct Windsor Road from Philo Road to Race Street.

2-1-1 Information & Referral

211 Logo2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, non-emergency telephone number that connects people with essential community information and services. 2-1-1 saves time and frustration through specialists who match callers to the right agency based on each caller's need.

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.