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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 29, 2011 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 29, two local Walgreens stores will collect expired and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications.  Other medical waste such as sharpes containers or syringes will not be accepted.

Walgreens Locations: 1801 S. Philo Rd., Urbana and 1713 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign.

Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Sponsor: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Contact:  Your local Walgreens store for more information

Crime and Calls for Police Service Decline in Southeast Urbana Neighborhood

URBANA – Crime and calls for police service declined significantly last month in a southeast Urbana neighborhood that has been the focus of city attention.

Due to a spike in criminal activity, the city instituted stepped up police patrols in late April in an area bounded by Philo Road on the east, Mumford Drive on the south, Cottage Grove Avenue on the west and Colorado Avenue on the north. The area includes a number of apartment buildings, including one at 2017 S. Philo Road that was the site of a Feb. 14 murder.

New Meter Rate Increase

For the first time in 10 years, Urbana parking meters in the Campus and Hospital Districts increased from $0.75 per hour to $1.00 per hour on July 1, 2011.

Meters will continue to accept coins at the following new rates: