News Releases

Emerald Ash Borer Growing Threat

Emeral Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is becoming more prevalent in Urbana and is a real threat to our community’s ash trees. The City began 2015 with approximately 480 public ash trees and we expect to remove 50+ trees per year for the foreseeable future.

Prussing Elected to Illinois Municipal League Board

Mayor Prussing

Mayor Laurel Prussing was elected to serve on the Illinois Municipal League Board of Directors at the annual conference in Chicago (Sept. 17-19).

The Urbana Free Library Needs YOU!

One position on the nine-member Library Board is open with a term that ends June 30, 2018. The Library Board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. You must be a resident of the City of Urbana in order to serve as a Library Board member.

What is Chip-and-Sign, and why do I need to know about it?

Credit Card

Who/What is EMV?

EMV is a term developed by Europay, Mastercard, and Visa to define their credit and debit card based electronic chip technology.

UPTV Wins National Award

The City of Urbana is pleased to announce that Urbana Public Television will receive a Hometown Media Award from the Alliance for Community Media.  The Hometown Media Awards recognize the best community access television programs in the country.

Market at the Square Reinstates Program to Make Farm-Fresh Foods More Accessible by Doubling LINK Card Purchases

Urbana’s Market at the Square, one of Illinois’ largest farmers markets, has received a grant from LINK Up Illinois to double the value of food purchases made with the Illinois LINK Card at the Market.

Champaign-Urbana Ranked 25th Best Place in the Country for EMTs and Paramedics

New analysis by data-science team at GoodCall ranks the Champaign-Urbana area a top place in the U.S. for EMTs and paramedics to live and work.

Mayor Prussing Wins Climate Protection Award

The United States Conference of Mayors has presented Mayor Prussing and the City of Urbana an Honorable Mention award in the Small City category for the accomplishments of the