Notices & Alerts

Request for Proposals: Personal Protective Equipment (1819-18)

May 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

The following is sought: Personal Protective Equipment: Coats and Pants.

Requesting Department: Urbana Fire Department
Contact Person: DC Kyle Hensch
Address: 400 S. Vine Urbana, Illinois 61801
Telephone No.: (217) 621-1863
E-Mail Address:

Date of Request Posted on City’s website: 4/22/2019
Date Published in News-Gazette: 4/26/2019

The original Proposal plus 0 copies MUST be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration:

Proposal Submission Date: 5/8/2019
Time: 5:00 P.M. Central Time
Allowable Means for Transmitting Proposals: Hardcopy; Electronic

Request for Bids: 2019 Concrete Sidewalk Repair Project (Solicitation 1819-17)

May 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

Sealed BIDS will be received until 2:00 P.M. prevailing time on May 15, 2019 and opened and read aloud publicly at 2:02 P.M. prevailing time on May 15, 2019 at the office of the City Engineer, 706 South Glover, Urbana, Illinois, 61802 for the 2019 CONCRETE SIDEWALK REPAIR PROJECT (City Section 18-00617-00-SW) furnishing of all materials, equipment and labor necessary complete the removal and replacement of existing concrete sidewalks with new portland cement concrete (P.C.C.) sidewalks.

Work shall also include curb and gutter replacement, driveway replacement, traffic control, restoration, and all other work related to the completion of the project. All of the sidewalks and streets under this project belong to the City of Urbana.

Each BID must be accompanied by a BID BOND payable to the City of Urbana in the amount of five percent of the total amount of the BID. The Bid Bond of the three lowest bidders for the CONTRACT will be held until receipt of a signed CONTRACT and CONTRACT BOND. All other BID BONDS will be returned after comparison of the BIDS.

Illinois Marathon Road Closures

April 27, 2019 -
6:00am to 11:00am

The City of Urbana will restrict parking and close several streets to thru traffic for the Illinois Marathon, which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Urbana Street Closing Information:

All street closings will begin at 6:00 AM. The entire route will be closed by 6:30 AM. (Traffic will be pulsed across the route when possible). The following streets will re-open at these approximate times:

Community Development

April 22, 2019 - 12:00am to April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Nat. CD WeekUrbana Community Development Week

The City of Urbana Community Development department is an important part of the City! They do it all! Happy National Community Development Week to our staff in CD!

Their goal and mission is to maintain and improve the quality of life for Urbana citizens by providing programs of economic development, housing, planning, zoning enforcement, and building safety code enforcement.

Major Activities of the Community Development Department:

Earth Day 2019

April 22, 2019 - 12:01am

Earth Day ActivitiesCelebrate Earth Day

Environmental Quad Day This Earth Day, the Illinois Student Government is hosting a carnival themed Environmental Quad Day to bring together all the RSOs working towards sustainability and environmental protection on campus. Join us on the quad for Green RSOs, refreshments, raffles, and games! Learn More >>> 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Main Quad (W. Green St., Urbana)

Spring 2019 Leaf Collection

April 22, 2019 - 6:00am to April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

Spring 2019 leaf collection will occur one week in April 2019:

April 22 - 26

Leaf collection will occur on your U-Cycle collection day. Please place all bagged leaves at the street curb before 6:00 a.m.

  • Place leaves into 30-gallon paper lawn & garden bags
  • Bags must be placed at the street curb or roadway edge
  • Only leaves and non-woody plant material will be collected

*No plastic bags, brush, tree limbs or woody material* 

Please make sure paper bags are not torn and can be lifted without breaking - leaves that fall out of broken bags will not be collected

Questions may be directed to (217) 384-2416

Traffic Commission Meeting Dates Changed

May 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to December 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

Urbana IconCity of Urbana Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of Urbana Traffic Commission is changing the date of its regular meetings to the first Wednesday monthly at 4:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the Urbana Public Works Department, 706 South Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, beginning on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

05/01/2019 - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

06/05/2019 - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

07/03/2019 - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

08/07/2019 - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

09/04/2019 - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

10/02/2019 - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

11/06/2019 - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

12/04/2019 - 4:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

Persons with disabilities needing special services or accomodationbs for these meetings should contact the City of Urbana's Americans with Disabilities Coordinator at 217-384-2466.

Citizen Safety: Fake Calls from the IRS

April 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

With taxes due in the upcoming days, you should be on high alert for fraudulent calls claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. These scammers insist that you owe money to the government. Then, they threaten you with loss of your driver’s license, arrest, or even deportation. Once they’ve caught you off guard, they’ll insist that you send the money using a prepaid card or wire transfer.

Don’t do it! Remember:

  • The IRS will never require a specific type of payment.
  • The IRS will generally mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes, and you will always have the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed before sending a payment.
  • Do not share any type of personal information with anyone you don’t know over the phone.

Property Sold

April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Auction 917 N. Linview Ave., UrbanaThe City of Urbana is pleased to report that the home and property at 917 N. Linview Ave., Urbana, was sold this morning at auction. The property was offered for sale to the highest responsible and qualified bidder, which was E.J.Brown, for a bid of $36,000. Edward Hannigan of Royal, Illinois was the auctioneer.

Safe Place Selfie

April 3, 2019 - 11:11am

If there was one extreme weather preparedness action you want your loved ones to take, what would it be? For many, that one action is to know ahead of time where their safe place is located. On April 3rd, 2019, at 11:11am local time, please join the City of Urbana, the National Weather Service and its Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors to take a “selfie” and post with the hashtags #SafePlaceSelfie, #UrbanaIL, and #WeatherReady.

Closed - Request for Proposals: Automatic External Defibrillators (1819-16)

April 15, 2019 - 5:00pm


  1. Five (5) Philips Heartstart FR3 AED’s with graphical display (or equivalent.) The equivalent must fit inside the HeartStation rescue cabinet
  2. Five (5) Soft system cases. Must hold the AED, spare battery and extra electrodes
  3. Five (5) Spare batteries
  4. Ten (10) sets of electrodes
  5. Five (5) Infant/child Key (or equivalent.)

The City will not require a performance bond for this project.

The original Proposal plus 0 copies MUST be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration:

Proposal Submission Date: 4/15/2019
5 :00 P.M. Central Time
Allowable Means for Transmitting Proposals:
Hardcopy; Email with signed attachment

Proposals and accompanying documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed:

City of Urbana Fire Department
c/o Division Chief Derrick Odle
400 S. Vine St. Urbana, IL 61801

Envelope must be plainly marked on the outside as follows: