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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.

New Locally-Sourced Butcher Shop Coming to Downtown Urbana

Although touted on promotional posters as the “wurst” idea, The Butcher is a great idea and welcome addition to the growing cast of restaurants and grocery stores that call Downtown Urbana home.

Urbana's Market at the Square to Double LINK Purchases for Third Year

With the help of funds received from LINK UP Illinois, Urbana’s Market at the Square is once again able to double the value of LINK tokens.

Ubana School District Offering Summer Breakfast and Lunch to all Children 18 and Under

Urbana School District #116 will offer free summer meals during June at several schools as part of the Seamless Summer Food program sponsored by the federal government.

C-U Area Medicine Take-Back Program

Available immediately residents can safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Carle Update to City Council from Mayor Prussing

May 13, 2013

To: Urbana City Council
From: Laurel Prussing
Re: Carle Update

Dear Charlie, Eric, Carol, Bill, Dennis, Mike and Diane:

Last Wednesday Mike Monson, Fred Grosser and I traveled to Springfield and talked with the Governor’s staff and then House Speaker Madigan in a meeting set up by our State Representative, Naomi Jakobsson.