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Urbana Public Arts Program and UCIMC are accepting applications to Open Scene

December 1, 2016 (All day)

Open Scene Announces Call for Participants:

Now taking applications for stakeholders and youth to join in community collaboration. 

Urbana, IL – The City of Urbana and the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) are thrilled to announce the start of the first phase of Open Scene: Debuts of Youth’s Views in Downtown Urbana. 

Light the Night: Free Bike Light Distribution

September 22, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Light the NightDo You Have Lights On Your Bicycle So You Can Ride At Night?

Illinois Rules of the Road requires that every bicycle, when in use at nighttime, must be equipped with a lamp on the front able to emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet AND a red reflector on the rear visible from 100-600 feet.

Come by with your bicycle during the annual “Light the Night” and we’ll install a free front light, rear light and rear reflector on your bike while supplies last. Light sets will only be installed on bicycles without lights.

Draft FY1516 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Available for Public Review and Comment

September 9, 2016 - 5:00pm to September 24, 2016 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has completed the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documenting programs and activities undertaken through its federally-funded affordable housing and community development programs during the year ending June 30, 2016. The draft CAPER will be available for public review and comment during the period beginning Friday, September 9, 2016 through Saturday, September 24, 2016. The draft CAPER will be available during regular business hours at the following locations:

2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

September 29, 2016 - 8:00am to October 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Please consider attending the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) which will be held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, September 29-October 1. This is the 30th anniversary of this grassroots conference and it is a great opportunity for neighborhood leaders and government employees to learn new practices, network with colleagues, and exchange ideas on how to accomplish our shared goals of improving our communities and fostering healthy and strong neighborhoods.

The host cities of Champaign and Urbana have put together a great selection of workshops, field tours, and fun events. More information can be found on the conference website at

Registration is only $125 and includes extensive workshops, mobile tours, and a networking event at the Colonnades Club on the University of Illinois campus .

We are looking for great local representation at this regional conference, so please help us spread the word!