Department Posts

Applicants Sought for Traffic Stop Data Task Force

March 14, 2014 (All day)

Mayor Laurel Prussing is seeking applicants to serve on the newly created Traffic Stop Data Task Force.

The 11-member task force was authorized when the City Council approved a resolution on Jan. 21. Applications will be accepted by the Mayor's office through the month of February.

The task force is charged with identifying and studying any racial disparities that may exist in local traffic stop data supplied annually to the city by the Illinois Department of Transportation, and to attempt to find the source and cause of the disparity.

The task force is directed to examine multiple aspects of the traffic stop data, including race, driver age, residence, stop time, stop location, the reason for the stop, vehicle age and any other information the task force finds to be useful.

The task force also will look beyond traffic stop data to consider census and unemployment data, high school graduation rates and incarceration statistics from the September 2013 study of the Champaign County justice system.

China in Africa: Myths and Realities

October 25, 2013 - 1:00pm

The Center for African Studies, The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies and The Sino-African Initiative of the Urbana Sister Cities invite you to a community dialog on:

China in Africa: Myths and Realities 

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1 p.m.

Urbana Free Library Auditorium, 210 W. Green St., Urbana

Featuring guest speaker Professor Deborah Brautigam of Johns Hopkins University. Professor Brautigam is the author of The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa.


Malawi Mixer IV

March 26, 2013 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

You are invited to a celebration honoring Sister City visitors from Zomba, Malawi!

What: The Malawi Mixer IV

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5:30-9 p.m.

Where: Independent Media Center, 202 South Broadway in Urbana

Music!  Soul food!  Dancing!  New Friends!

Sponsored by the Urbana Sister Cities Committee