Department Posts

Roadway Improvements Now Complete Along North Lincoln Avenue

City officials welcome economic development along the enhanced Lincoln Avenue Corridor Ribbon Cutting Collage

The City of Urbana recently opened North Lincoln Avenue to motorists after a nearly nine-month construction project. The newly completed road increases accessibility to bicyclists thanks to the inclusion of wide smoothly paved shoulders, provides connectivity between the I-74 and I-57 corridors, and serves businesses and residents in the area through linkage to Olympian Drive via a new overpass over the Illinois Central railroad.

City Seeks Volunteers for Boards and Commissions

Volunteer ImageThe City of Urbana is looking for volunteers interested in serving on various boards and commissions.

Currently, there are vacancies on the following boards and commissions:

For further information or for an application, please call the Mayor's Office at 217/384-2456 or click here.

City Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Over 50 individuals were recognized in late-October for their years of service as as employees of the City of Urbana. Employees honored include the following:

5 years of service

  • Cortez Gardner, Police Department
  • Cale Beccue, Public Works Department
  • Chris Buhr, Public Works Department
  • Bruce Cubberly, Public Works Department
  • Chris Gatsche, Public Works Department
  • Vincent Powell, Public Works Department
  • Troy Richmond, Public Works Department
  • Scott Tess, Public Works Department
  • Brian Hoff, Fire Department
  • Jacob Hutchcraft, Fire Department
  • Jeremy Leevey, Fire Department
  • Andrew Stewart, Fire Department
  • Natalie Kenny Marquez, Executive Department
  • James Simon, Executive Department
  • Brandon Boys, Community Development Department
  • Wendy Hundley, City Clerk's Office

10 years of service

Champaign-Urbana collects 13,000 pounds of unwanted medicine

Article and photos published by Abigail Bobrow, August 31, 2017 at Sea Grant Illinois-Indiana

Amy Anderson and Lt Robert Fitzgerald

Too much of a good thing wore out the old medicine take-back box at the Urbana Police Department, so it recently received an upgrade.

“People come in here all the time and fill this thing up,” said Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald. “The old one would fill up twice a week. It would just get packed.”

Urbana Firefighters Ratify Tentative Labor Deal

The International Association of Firefighters, Local #1147, has ratified a tentative agreement for a new labor contract with the City of Urbana. The three-year agreement includes a 1% increase retroactive from July 1, 2017, a 1% increase effective July 1, 2018, and a 2% increase effective July 1, 2019.

Under the new contract, eligible firefighters will receive an additional vacation day in the final year of the agreement. It also includes language that improves firefighter training and streamlines the promotion process in light of upcoming changes to State certification requirements.

Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin said she appreciated the IAFF’s willingness to negotiate an agreement that takes the City’s economic realities into account.

“Over the past several years, the City and IAFF leadership have worked hard to nurture a collaborative and productive working relationship,” Marlin said. “This agreement represents a significant milestone in that endeavor.”