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Public Dedication for the Art in the Park Installation Designed by John David Mooney

October 14, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The City of Urbana cordially invites you to a public dedication for the Art in the Park installation designed by Champaign County-born and internationally acclaimed artist John David Mooney.

  • Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: Just north of the Urbana City Building at 400 S. Vine Street (corner of Green Street and Vine Street)

Light refreshments will be available and brief comments by Mayor Prussing and the artist, John David Mooney, will begin at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Please see the press release below for further Art in the Park information and event details.

Industrial Zoning District Split Public Hearing

May 10, 2012 - 7:30pm

The Urbana Plan Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed zoning ordinance text amendment and zoning map amendments on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 7:30 PM in the Urbana City Council Chambers (400 S. Vine St). The Plan Commission will make a recommendation on the cases, which will be considered by the Urbana City Council at a future meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns about the proposed rezoning, please contact Jeff Engstrom (, or call (217) 384-2440.

City of Urbana, Urbana Park District, and Thomas Paine Elementary to Celebrate Arbor Day 2012

April 27, 2012 - 10:00am

On Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10 a.m., students from Thomas Paine Elementary will gather in Lohmann Park to hear Urbana’s official Arbor Day Proclamation, read by Mayor Laurel Prussing. The students will hear a presentation about the significance of Arbor Day and the value of Urbana’s trees. The Urbana City Arborist will give a brief presentation about arboriculture and discuss some of the often overlooked benefits of urban trees.

After approximately 15 minutes of presentation, the students will help mulch two newly planted trees with the help of Park District and City staff.

Ribbon Cutting for Eastland Suites Expansion

April 25, 2012 - 4:30pm

Join the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting for the new expansion of Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

The event starts at 4:30 PM at 1907 N Cunningham Ave in Urbana.

Eastland Suites offers accomodations and meeting space for business and leisure travelers.

For more information on this event, call the Chamber of Commerce at (217) 359-1791