News & Press

Helpful Tips to Protect Your Vehicle and Your Home this Holiday Season

During the holiday season the Urbana Police Department tends to see an increase in vehicle burglaries. Here are a few tips to help protect your vehicle and your home if you plan to travel during this time of year: 

The City of Urbana Approves a Redevelopment Agreement with Frasca Associates

Urbana City Council members have approved a redevelopment agreement with Frasca Associates of East Airport Road to help support a major expansion of its location in North Urbana.

Holiday Tips from U-Cycle

The holiday's are typically a time of giving and receiving.  However, it should also be a time to be conscious of our environmental footprint - Gift wrap, food waste and energy consumption need not be overlooked. 

Electric Aggregation Saves Urbana Residents $500,000 In 3 Months

ThunderboltUrbana residents and small businesses saved in excess of $500,000 in electricity costs from July through September, thanks to municipal electric aggregation.

Urbana Currently Accepting Applications for City Boards and Commissions

Are you interested in how Urbana grows? Are you interested in housing programs? Are you interested in fair housing or fair employment? If you want to serve the City of Urbana in these and other areas, apply for a position on a City Board or Commission!

Groundbreaking Held for $7.9 million Boneyard Creek Project

Mayor Laurel Prussing and other city officials broke ground Wednesday (Nov. 14) on the $7.9 million Boneyard Creek Improvement Project.

Results from Urbana High School Math Team Competition

The Urbana High School (UHS) Math Team had four students place when they competed in the 47th Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mathematics Contest on Saturday, November 10, 2012. This annual event held on the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Terre Haute campus, is one of the Midwest’s largest academic contests.

Urbana Awarded Second Major Sister Cities Grant

The city of Urbana has been awarded a major grant from Sister Cities International to undertake a trilateral pilot project involving Urbana, Zomba, Malawi, and the Haizhu District, China.

Thanks From Urbana’s Market at the Square!

Urbana’s Market at the Square staff and the City of Urbana would like to thank everyone who made the 2012 season a success. The Market wouldn’t be nearly as wonderful without the dedicated patrons, talented artisans, numerous community groups, and devoted growers and producers.

The Excellence in Education Grants for Teachers Program Awards Nearly $15,000 in Grant Money

Principal Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum and Joseph KarnyThe Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF) awards a total of nearly $15,000 in grant money to several public school educators (Pre-K through 12) in Central Illinois counties.