Champaign Connection – Episode 40

Champaign Connection LogoThe latest episode of Champaign Connection debuts April 1st and runs thru the end of May 2014.

    • Administrative Services Supervisor Kris Koester shares how the long, harsh winter was responsible for this spring’s bumper crop of potholes.  See how a pothole is created, and how a new app makes them easy to report to Public Works repair crews.

  • Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer Jason Hood shares information about the successful Summer Youth Employment Program.  Learn how the City and Champaign Schools have partnered on this program, and why it’s such a valuable opportunity for both area teens and local businesses.

  • Community Development Specialist Greg Skaggs and Assistant Planning and Development Director Rob Kowalski provide an update on the redevelopment of the Bristol Place neighborhood.  Viewers will get a sneak peek at what the new development might look like, and learn about the critical steps taking place this year.

Champaign Connection is an award-winning 30-minute news magazine which helps the City better communicate with its residents.  The show airs on CGTV (Comcast channel 5 and U-verse channel 99) nightly at 6:30 PM.  The show is also available on-demand on the City’s website at  Champaign Connection is produced by the Information Technologies Department with input from the Communications Advisory Committee.