News Releases

West Nile Virus Season Begins

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District expects to start seeing West Nile Virus positive mosquito samples in the next few weeks.  The District is sharing an activity chart to help residents plan their activities to limit exposure to mosquitos carrying the virus.

Olympian Drive Project Construction Begins

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The Olympian Drive Construction Project has been awarded by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to Feutz Construction Contractors, Inc. from Paris, Illinois.

Summer Arts Class Guide

The Public Arts Commission has compiled a list of 2014 summer arts classes available in the Urbana-Champaign Area: Summer 2014 Urbana Champaign Guide to Local Art Classes


To inquire about submitting classes for inclusion in this li

City of Urbana Receives Bronze Level Award in Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation Program

Urbana, Illinois—The City of Urbana is pleased to announce it has been designated a Bronze level recipient in the inaugural Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation program. Only 15 organizations statewide received this level of recognition.

Emerald Ash Borer is in Urbana

Emeral Ash BorerEmerald Ash Borer, EAB, has been discovered in Urbana on both private and public trees in numerous locations around the community. We ask citizens to be on the lookout for the insect and infected trees.

Urbana School District Offering Summer Breakfast & Lunch to All Children 18 & Under

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Urbana School District #116 will continue to offer free summer meals during July at Urbana High School as part of the Seamless Summer Food program sponsored by the federal government.

2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Call for Nominations

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana will be celebrating their 12th Annual Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards (CUIHA) Program on Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

Ameren Illinois Electric Rates Lower Than City's Aggregation Program; Residents Can Switch Without Penalty

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Ameren Illinois electric rates released for the coming year are lower than the city’s Municipal Electric Aggregation rate.

City Releases Proposed FY 2014-2015 Budget

The proposed budget for fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 is available on the Annual Budget webpage.

City and MTD Partner to Encourage Economic Development

The City of Urbana and Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) have an interest in encouraging redevelopment in Downtown Urbana, promoting a vibrant urban culture, encouraging mobility-enhanced development, and enhancing the options for and experience of utilizing transit services.