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Latest updates from the campaign:

Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:40 AM

Listen to WDWS Interview

Listen to wide-ranging interview with Michael Kiser on March 29.  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:51 AM

Illinois Public Media Interview

Diane Marlin shares goals for Urbana with Illinois Public Media's Jim Meadows.  

Monday, March 27, 2017 3:01 PM

Marlin Receives Broad-Based Endorsements

URBANA— Diane Marlin, Democratic nominee for Mayor of Urbana, has announced endorsements from local labor and business organizations, representing broad-based community support ahead of the April 4 election.
Marlin is endorsed by the Champaign County AFL-CIO, East Central Illinois Building Trades Council, Laborers Local 703, and the Champaign County Business Empowered PAC, affiliated with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. These endorsements follow earlier support from Urbana Firefighters Local 1147 and Urbana Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:09 PM

Early Voting Begins Mar 20

Early voting begins March 20 at several voting centers, including Brookens Center, Illini Union, and Church of the Living God.  More information is available from the Champaign County Clerk.  

It's time to WIN AGAIN!

Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:05 PM

Candidate Forum 3/16/17

Watch video of Candidate Forum HERE.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:19 PM

Marlin Wins Primary in a Landslide

Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:28 AM

News Coverage of Fire and Police Union Endorsement



Monday, February 13, 2017 7:20 AM

Urbana Firefighters and Police Unions Endorse Marlin for Mayor

Watch Announcement on YouTube


  Members of the Urbana Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 and the Urbana Firefighters Local 1147 announced they are making a joint endorsement for Mayor of Urbana for the first time.  The groups joined Alderwoman Diane Marlin to endorse her in the February 28 Democratic Primary for Mayor.

FOP Lodge President Zachery Mikalik says members voted to endorse Marlin because she represent important change needed in the city.  Mikalik says members decided to take the rare step to endorse in an Urbana Mayoral race.

"Police officers are the first line against crime, drugs, and many other issues that trouble a community.  Here in Urbana, we're concerned about keeping our neighborhoods safe and having the right support for our officers," he said.  "That's why we deiced to endorse Diane marlin for Mayor.  Urbana needs change, and Diane brings the values, experience, compassion, and qualifications to be a great leader for all of Urbana.  

Firefighters local 1147 President Steve Doggett says Diane Marlin is the right choice for Mayor.  "Firefighters are keenly aware of the need for stronger public safety services, more economic development and a new Mayor, who can build great relationships with city employees, residents, and business people," Doggett said.  "We're lagging behind other area communities, and Diane will help create new jobs, protect existing jobs, and focus on sustainable growth for the city.  Diane Marlin is the right choice for Urbana on February 28."

Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:55 AM

Candidate Forum 1/30/17

Watch the Candidate Forum HERE.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:52 PM

Mayoral Candidate Forum Media Coverage

Good coverage from local media for the first Mayoral Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, The NAACP of Champaign County, and the News-Gazette.

News Gazette

Illinois Public Media





Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:52 PM

Jan 30, 2017 Mayoral Candidate Forum

The Champaign County League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum for the Urbana Mayoral race on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7 pm in the Urbana City Council  chambers, 400 S. Vine St., Urbana.  The event will be recorded for later broadcast.  

Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:54 AM

Guest Appearance on WEFT Radio 90.1 FM

Listen to Diane Marlin's conversation with host Eunice Buckner-Boone on WEFT 90.1 "Higher Ground".  Originally broadcast on 12/3/16.   Begins at 1:03.00.

Friday, November 25, 2016 1:05 PM

Petitions Filed November 21!

Friday, November 25, 2016 1:01 PM

Get your Marlintini at the Mistletoe Market December 2!

Join me for a special "Marlintini" at the Mistletoe Market Cocktail Lounge Friday, December 2 from 4-8 pm!  Custom cocktail, special price!  Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., Urbana.  SHOP LOCAL!

Friday, October 7, 2016 12:00 AM

CU Fresh Start Launches Effort to Reduce Gun Violence

Gun violence is the most serious public safety issue in C-U today.  The Community Coalition, along with law enforcement and a network of social service agencies has launched CU Fresh Start to reduce the number of shootings in our community.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 12:00 AM

Urbana Really Means Business

The Philo Road Business Corridor is coming back to life thanks to tireless efforts of neighborhood advocates, city officials, and business owners.  


Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 AM

CU Fresh Start to Address Gun Violence

The Community Coalition brings together residents, agencies and organizations, and law enforcement to deter gun violence. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:50 PM

Sweet Corn Festival-One Community Together

Alderwoman Diane Marlin will join City of Champaign and University of Illinois at Urbana's Sweet Corn Festival to celebrate ONE COMMUNITY TOGETHER 6 pm, Saturday, August 27.  Music by bands from Urbana, Central, and Centennial High Schools!  Many thanks to the Urbana Business Association and Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

Friday, August 19, 2016 7:53 PM

Nominating Petitions Available August 30!

We will begin circulating nominating petitions on August 30, 2016.  If you would like to help gather signatures for Diane Marlin, please fill out the Volunteer form! 

Friday, August 19, 2016 7:46 PM

CU Pride Parade and Festival

Join us for the CU Pride Parade on Saturday, September 10 in downtown Champaign.  Meet at 2:30 pm at the staging area near Main St. and Walnut; parade begins at 3 pm and ends at the staging area.  Entry # will be announced soon.  

Friday, August 19, 2016 7:43 PM

Labor Day Parade

Walk with us in the Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 5!  Meet at 9:30 am at Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana; entry # to be announced soon.  Parade starts at 10 am, proceeds south on Broadway Avenue and east on Washington St. to Brookens Administration Building.  Shuttles will take walkers back to Lincoln Square or stay for the BBQ and celebration afterward.  

Friday, August 19, 2016 7:40 PM

Quad Day Voter Registration!

Look for us near the English Building,  on the Quad,  on Sunday, August 21 from noon to 4 pm.  It's going to be a beautiful day to register voters!  Sponsored by the Champaign County Young Democrats.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:00 AM

July 4th parade!

Walk with us in the July 4th Parade!  Meet at 10:30 am in staging area west of State Farm Center.  Look for Entry #43!  

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Marlin to Run for Mayor

Urbana Alderwoman Diane W. Marlin will announce her candidacy for Mayor of Urbana on Saturday, June 18, at 10 am in the Lewis Auditorium,  Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.  The Urbana Democrat has represented Ward 7 since 2009.  

Members of the media and public are invited to attend.  

Sunday, March 27, 2016 12:00 AM

WILL AM/FM Interview

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 AM

WILL AM/FM Interview

Paid for by Citizens for Marlin.  A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be available) on the Board's official website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL
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