News Releases

Request For Proposals for Redevelopment of North Crane Alley

The City of Urbana, Illinois in partnership with property owner Robert Venable, invites proposals for the purchase and development of prime real estate located in Downtown Urbana.

Fewer Car Crashes, Support for Businesses Among the Outcomes of Complete Streets Projects

Urbana’s Complete Streets renovation of Philo Road included in new national survey.

UPTV Wins Two Awards in Regional Competition

The City of Urbana is pleased to announce that Urbana Public Television will receive two awards at the 3rd Annual Best of the Midwest Invitational Video Fest and Awards Banquet.  The banquet recognizes the best community access television programs in the Midwest.

Mayor Prussing Receives Environmental Award

Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing is the recipient of the 2015 Public Official Award from the Illinois Water Environment Association.

The Public Official Award is presented to an elected or appointed public official who has made a documented significant contribution in the areas of clean water legislation, public policy or government service that resulted in improvements to the water environment.

Request For Proposals for Redevelopment of 200 South Vine Street

The City of Urbana, Illinois is requesting Proposals for Redevelopment of 200 South Vine Street in Downtown Urbana.

Input Needed on Cities’ Five-Year Consolidated Plan

The City of Urbana and the City of Champaign would like your input on the Fy 2015-2019 Urbana HOME Consortium Consolidated Plan, the City of Urbana Annual Action Plan, and the City of Urbana Housing Program Manual.

Results of Curbana Pilot Program Survey Now Available

The City of Urbana Economic Development Division presented the results of the Curbana Pilot Program Survey to City Council at their February 23rd, 2015 meeting. The results of the survey are now available, and the program has been continued into the 2015 season.

The City of Urbana Launches its Open Data Websites

The City of Urbana is excited to announce the launch of the Urbana Open Data web portal, and Open Expenditures - a special graphical view of the City’s expenditures.

Results of 2014 Urbana Business Survey Now Available

The City of Urbana's Economic Development Division presented the results of the 2014 Urbana Business Survey to City Council at their February 9th, 2014 meeting. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses throughout Urbana that participated in this survey, and provided their input on the state of the local Urbana economy.

Urbana Awarded 2014 EPA WasteWise Local Government Partner of the Year

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the City of Urbana, Illinois as a national award recipient of the 2014 WasteWise Local Government Partner of the Year.