News & Press

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.

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