News Releases

Get Ready! MCORE Improvements on Schedule to Start this Fall

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois –Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project transportation improvements are on schedule to begin this fall. The scale of this infrastructure work on key corridors will have significant traffic impacts including detours and street closures during construction.

Illinois Marathon Needs Volunteers

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Volunteers Needed!

The 2016 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon activities will begin on Thursday, April 28, 2016, and run through Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Manager of Urbana’s Market at the Square Receives Certification

Urbana’s Market at the Square is pleased to announce that Market Manager, Natalie Kenny Marquez, recently completed the Market Manager Certificate Program presented by the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) in conjunction with the Illinois Farmers Market Association (IFMA).

Urbana Signs 3-Year Electric Aggregation Contract With Homefield Energy

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Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing signed a three-year contract last week with Homefield Energy to supply electricity to homes and small businesses through the city’s Municipal Electric Aggregat

Urbana Brings New Technology to Its Parking Meters with MobileMeter

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Urbana, IL – The convenient MobileMeter app used to pay for parking in the City of Champaign is now available for drivers across the City of Urbana.

Six More Trees Selected for Urbana's Legacy Tree Program

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Based on their size and species rarity, six trees in Urbana were nominated and recently approved for inclusion in the Legacy Tree Program.

Urbana Road Conditions

12:30 p.m. March 4, 2016

As we progress towards the spring season we also progress towards pothole season. The mild winter has reduce the number of potholes this year; however potholes in the spring are always a problem due to the varied weather conditions. Public Works will have crews out filling potholes through the spring as weather allows. Please use caution as potholes may appear overnight on your favorite route through town.

To report a pothole, call Public Works at 384-2342.

Crime Stoppers of Champaign County Dave Benton Crime Fighting Award

June 1, 2016

Do you know someone who has been helpful in fighting crime in Urbana? Now is the time to recognize these local heroes!

New Enterprise Zone Will Spur Development in Urbana

A new Urbana enterprise zone will dramatically slash property tax bills for constructing new homes and businesses, and create more jobs.

The state-approved joint Urbana/Champaign County Enterprise Zone takes effect this Friday, Jan. 1.

“We are delighted,” said Mayor Laurel Prussing.

Campaign Underway for Urbana Free Library Foundation

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The Urbana Free Library Foundation’s annual fund-raising campaign is underway, and Foundation President Larry Jobe is asking library supporters to give generously.