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Mortgage Relief Project

September 15, 2012 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

The Mortgage Relief Project, which is part of the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network, can help you take advantage of programs to help you lower your mortgage, avoid foreclosure and keep your home. Receive free housing counseling at Parkland Community College from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 (registration until noon).

To learn more, see the flyer below or visit the program website at:

You may also call toll-free at (800) 532-8785.

Lierman Neighborhood Community Garden

September 8, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Lierman Neighborhood Community Garden in the News! Click here to watch the story on Channel 15.

A new community garden takes root in east Urbana thanks to the efforts of the Lierman Neighborhood Action Committee, local businesses and volunteers, and the City of Urbana. The garden will be dedicated at 1 P.M. on September 8, 2012 as part of Urbana's Let's Move! initiative to promote healthy eating and active living.

Urbana to Host Illinois Arts Council Workshop for Individual Arts Support

August 29, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The City of Urbana Public Arts Program is pleased to announce it will be hosting an In-Person Workshop presented by the Illinois Arts Council for the FY2013 Individual Artists Support Initiative grant program on Wednesday August 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building at 400 South Vine Street.

This workshop will provide an overview of the Individual Artist Support grant program guidelines and application process, including updated information and a short Q & A session. To register for the Workshop, please contact Public Arts Coordinator Christina McClelland at (217) 384-2311 or by email at

CU Gun Buyback

August 4, 2012 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Save a Dream - Secure Tomorrow

The CU Gun Buyback program will take place on August 4, 2012 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign. 

This event, open only to Champaign County residents, will give out a $50 VISA cash card for every functional gun turned in (limit of two guns per person, no gun dealers).

For more information or to view a list of frequently asked questions, please visit