Notices & Alerts

Race Street Closure

May 31, 2015 -
10:00am to 7:00pm

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, Race Street between Main Street and Water Street will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the Community Center for the Arts Race Street Bash. Access to the Courier Café will be available during this event.

Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

Pavement Testing on Various City Streets

May 21, 2015 - 7:00am to May 22, 2015 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has contracted with Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. to perform pavement testing on the following City streets:

  • Main Street– Hartle Drive to Smith Road

  • Washington Street – Lierman Avenue to Dodson Drive

  • Philo Road – south of Marc Trail to south of Windsor Road

This work is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Thursday, May 21, 2014 and should be completed by Friday, May 22, 2015. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times, however periodic lanes closures are expected to occur during day light hours.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Johnson Avenue Closure

May 19, 2015 -
7:00am to 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Johnson Avenue from California Avenue to Illinois Street will be closed to thru traffic on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a sanitary sewer repair.

There will be no detour route for this closure. Access will be maintained to all properties on Johnson Avenue during the sanitary sewer repair.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Main Street Closure

May 15, 2015 -
10:30am to 1:30pm

On Friday, May 15, 2015, Main Street between Broadway Avenue and Vine Street will be closed from 10:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. for the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office Police Memorial taking place at the Champaign County Courthouse.

We appreciate your patience while this event is underway.

Public Hearing Regarding Class G-2 Liquor Licenses for Lacey's Place

May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Urbana, Illinois will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015, in the Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding the following Ordinance:

  1. Ordinance No. 2015-05-052: An Ordinance Amending Urbana City Code Chapter 3, Section 3-43 (Increasing number of Class G-2 liquor licenses for Lacey’s Place, LLC, d/b/a Lacey’s Place, 201 E. University Avenue, Suite C)

Persons with disabilities needing special services or accommodations for this hearing should contact the City of Urbana's Americans with Disabilities Coordinator at 384-2466 or TDY at 384-2447.

McCullough Street Closure

May 4, 2015 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

McCullough Street from Oregon Street to California Avenue will be closed today, Monday May 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for a tree removal. No through traffic will be permitted, however residents will have access to their properties at all times.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

MCORE Public Open House

September 17, 2015 -
11:00am to 6:00pm

The Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign applied for and received a $15.7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant for the construction of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project ( within the University District.  The total cost for the project is estimated at $34.8 million, which includes the $15.7 million grant plus local matching funds estimated at $19.1 million.  An informational meeting is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL) for the purpose of discussing the MCORE project, which consists of the five individual projects listed below:

Project No. 1  Green Street from Wright Street to Busey Avenue

Project No. 2  Green Street from Neil Street to Fourth Street

Lane Closures on Illinois Route 130

August 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that, weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 4, 2015 to resurface Illinois Route 130 from Philo, Illinois to Washington Street in Urbana, Illinois. 

This project will include patching and resurfacing of Illinois Route 130.  During this project, traffic on Illinois Route 130 will be reduced to one lane.  While work is ongoing, motorists are reminded to observe all traffic control signs.

The anticipated completion date is August 2015.  Cross Construction is the contractor for this $2.9 million project.

Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For more information, please contact Brian Williamsen at 309.671.4854 or Guy Tridgell at 312.793.4199 or follow Illinois District 5 on Twitter:


Notice of Availability for Transitional Housing

April 27, 2015 - 12:00am to May 11, 2015 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has one (1) opening in its Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Families with Children. Applicants must meet Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) guidelines for homelessness, have dependent child(ren) under the age of 18 years old, provide a documented source of income and be willing to follow program guidelines and requirements. Applications will be accepted until May 11, 2015 at 5:00pm.