Living in Urbana Posts

City of Urbana, Urbana Park District, and Thomas Paine Elementary to Celebrate Arbor Day 2012

April 27, 2012 - 10:00am

On Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10 a.m., students from Thomas Paine Elementary will gather in Lohmann Park to hear Urbana’s official Arbor Day Proclamation, read by Mayor Laurel Prussing. The students will hear a presentation about the significance of Arbor Day and the value of Urbana’s trees.

Church Street Closure

April 23, 2012 - 8:00am - May 11, 2012 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Church Street from just east of Lincoln Avenue to Busey Avenue will be closed to all traffic beginning April 23, 2012 and should be completed by May 11, 2012.

No parking will be allowed along the edge of the street on the days of the work.

MODERN URBANA: a home tour 2012



The City of Urbana hosted a tour of Urbana’s mid-century modern homes on May 6, 2012.

Cottage Grove Avenue Street Closure from Main Street to Green Street

April 18, 2012 - 7:00am - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Shaw Brothers Concrete will cause Cottage Grove Avenue from Main Street to Green Street to be closed to through traffic from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm on Wednesday April 18, 2012 for a water main repair.  Local traffic will be allowed.

 We aplogize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Concerns or questions can be directed to Mr.


April 21, 2012 - 3:00pm

The Wild West comes to Central Illinois in the junior adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, Oklahoma! The action takes place in the early 1900s in the soon-to-become state of Oklahoma.