On July 25, 2018 at 12:36 p.m., the Urbana Fire Department received a report of a man dangling from the Illini Union clock tower. UFD responded with two engines (E254 & E251) and a ladder company (L261) along with incident command (C220). Firefighters found a sub-contractor who was performing repair work on the clock face of the clock tower had lost his footing and was in peril of sliding off of the roof had it not been for his safety rope attached to him. Firefighters used the aerial ladder and a roof ladder to get onto roof and safely escort this man down to the ground. The man refused medical treatment by paramedics on standby and then spent some time thanking the firefighters who came to his rescue today. The Urbana Fire Department has one of the few state wide technical rescue teams and they are very well trained for all technical rescues such as trench rescue, confined space, collapse rescue and in the case of today’s incident: high angle rescue.
You can count on using your SNAP and LINK benefits at the Urbana Market at the Square!
"As always, we are SNAP friendly here at the Market," Bryan Heaton, director of the Market at the Square, said.
Plus, starting Saturday, July 28, 2018, the market will match up to $25 in for LINK purchases of fruits and vegetables!
So, come to the Urbana Market at the Square, where you will always get a very good deal on healthy and nutritious food!
For more information, please go to the Market's website!
The City of Urbana has been notified by brokerage Avison Young that the Urbana Landmark Hotel will be put up for auction beginning September 11, 2018.
Mayor Diane Marlin asked that developers step forward with their transformative ideas for Downtown Urbana.
“The location is outstanding and could be put to many vibrant uses—especially with the upcoming MCORE reconstruction of Green Street that will lead people directly from campus to the doorstep of the hotel property in the heart of downtown Urbana,” Marlin said. “We’ve asked the community to help re-envision the nine square blocks containing Lincoln Square Mall, the Landmark Hotel, and eight acres of public parking lots. We need to be imaginative and bold and enhance this site in a way that will serve the community for the next 50 years.”
Urbana Public Arts Program Announces An Artist of the Corridor Exhibition by Christopher Evans
SCENES OF DOWNTOWN is a collection of illustrated works exploring Downtown Urbana and its people in a wide variety of settings--from cafes to public parks, music venues to markets. These pictures are original sketches done on site, as it happens. The artist sketches the life around him as he sits in a coffee shop, a tavern, or listens to live music. Every attempt is made to present the facts as they present themselves, letting the scene express whatever beauty there might be in ordinary life. Come witness a capturing of the uniqueness of Downtown Urbana.
The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) has been funded to study the extension of the Kickapoo Rail Trail (KRT) through Downtown Urbana.
The proposed rail trail would connect Urbana parks, homes, and businesses, Carle Foundation Hospital and the University of Illinois.
The study area reaches from the current terminus of the KRT, near Walmart in east Urbana, and extends west to Lincoln Avenue.
$100,000 in federal funding was approved this week via the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Statewide Planning and Research Program. The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission wrote the funding request and will conduct the planning study with participation by local stakeholders