Notices & Alerts

Phone Service Restored at Urbana City Building; Other Outages Remain As AT&T Works To Restore Service

July 17, 2017 - 8:00pm to July 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Phone CablesTelephone service to the Urbana City Building was fully restored about 9:45 a.m. today (July 18), as AT&T crews worked around the clock to splice together thousands of copper lines that were accidentally severed Friday afternoon by a city contractor.

The accident has left a significant number of land-line customers in Urbana without service and full restoration of service might take as long as Friday. AT&T has had crews of eight working on splicing together the copper lines, working 24 hours a day, since this weekend.

Five cables, each containing 2,400 pairs of lines, were damaged in the accident, two of them completely severed.

The incident occurred early Friday afternoon, when a city contractor was installing a new street light and damaged a large AT&T phone duct that had multiple cables in it, according to John Collins, Public Works operation manager.

Request For Proposals for City Administrator Recruitment Services

July 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana (“the City”) respectfully requests proposals for City Administrator recruitment services from qualified executive search firms.

The executive search for this position will be a joint effort between the City of Urbana and the selected Vendor. All candidate applications and resumes received by the City’s Human Resources Division will be forwarded to the selected Vendor.

The City is asking anyone who wants to receive the RFP to register through this webform:

The purpose of collecting registration information is so that we can properly notify all recipients of addenda and answers to submitted questions.

Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 PM on July 31, 2017. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to re-advertise the proposal, and to waive technicalities

Arrangements for Visitation and Funeral of Lt. Harley Rutledge

July 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to July 8, 2017 - 10:30am

Below are the various arrangements for the visitation and funeral of Lt. Harley Rutledge. If you have questions concerning the arrangements, please call the Urbana Police Department at 217-384-2320.

Visitation Information

  • Date: Friday, July 7, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Owens Funeral Home, 101 North Elm Street, Champaign
  • Parking: On-street parking in the area, the large lot of the YMCA building at Elm and Church Street, and the parking lot of Central High School. Directions: Exit I-72 on the University Avenue Exit (exit number 235). Proceed eastbound on University Avenue approximately 1.4 miles. The funeral home is on the northwest corner of Elm and University Avenue.

Funeral Information

U-Cycle Collection - Independence Day

July 4, 2017 - 7:00am to July 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Due to the Independence Day holiday, U-Cycle collections beginning on Tuesday, July 4 will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.  Tuesday's U-Cycle collection route will be collected on Wednesday, July 5, and so forth.

Please set recycling curbside by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.  Questions may be directed to U-Cycle at (217) 384-2302. 

Have a safe holiday!

Fall 2016 Leaf Collection

November 28, 2016 - 6:00am to December 2, 2016 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana will provide leaf and non-woody plant collection to all residents for 4 weeks this Fall season: 

  • October 17 - 21
  • October 31 - November 4
  • November 14 - 18
  • November 28 - December 2 

Requirements for leaf collection:

  1. Place leaves into 30-gallon paper lawn & garden bags.  NO plastic bags accepted.
  2. Paper bags must be placed at the curb or along the roadway edge before 6:00 a.m. on your U-Cycle collection day.
  3. Only leaves & non-woody plant material will be collected.  NO brush, tree limbs or garbage.


City Council Public Hearing Regarding the Central TIF District

July 11, 2016 - 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., Monday, July 11, 2016, in the Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, 400 South Vine Street, for the purpose of receiving public input regarding The Proposed Approval of Redevelopment Plan and Redevelopment Project, Establishment of Redevelopment Project Area and Adoption of Tax Increment Allocation Financing Therefor (Urbana Central TIF District)

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.