Notices & Alerts

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

February 12, 2018 - 8:00am to February 13, 2018 - 8:00am

At 8:00 am, Monday, February 12, 2018, the Urbana Public Works Director will declare the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.

Due to the winter storm, snow combined with ice and/or two inches or more of snow has accumulated sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director’s declaration.

Sidewalks need to be cleared by 8:00 am, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Public sidewalks within these districts, which are not in compliance, could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.

Maps of the snow removal districts and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found at:

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.