Category: CGTV Features

The big 5­-0! That’s right, Champaign Connection Celebrates a Special 50th Episode

On this special 50th episode of Champaign Connection, we broke out of the studio to visit the beautiful Boneyard Creek Second Street Reach where we learned about the City’s many successful stormwater management projects, and what new stormwater projects are on the horizon.  Then it was back to the studio where we learned about the many tools the […]

CGTV Airs a New Program – Walk as One: The Champaign Community Coalition

The Champaign Community Coalition came into being 4 years ago in response to concerns regarding the communities most difficult social and economic issues. But, do we really know what the coalition does for our community? Tracy Parson, Facilitator for the Champaign Community Coalition, explains how a partnership with various organizations are coming together to solve […]

Champaign Connection – Episode #49

Catch another exciting episode of the multiple-award winning show Champaign Connection, running now through the end of March. On this episode: Winter is slowly coming to an end and soon spring will be here, now’s the time to start thinking about “Spring Cleaning”.  Yes, that’s right “Spring Cleaning,” but this is not your typical spring […]

CGTV Telecasts Two Live Candidate Forums

Champaign Government Television (CGTV) is proud to have telecast two live candidate forums to our viewers during the month of March.  The forums were sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Champaign County, NAACP of Champaign County, C-U AAUW, Prairie Group of the Sierra Club, and The News-Gazette. A candidate forum on March 12th […]

Champaign Connection – Episode 43

The latest episode of Champaign Connection runs thru January 31st. Julie Pryde (Administrator, C-U Public Health District) discusses communicable disease outbreaks and why Champaign residents shouldn’t be worried about sensational diseases like Ebola.  Find out what does concern her, and how following a few basic rules could protect your family. Ernesto Salinas (Operations Division Manager) […]

CGTV Televises Mahomet Aquifer Summit

Information Technologies Department (ITD) staff videotaped the Mahomet Aquifer Summit held at the Champaign Public Library on July 12, 2014.  The Summit was held as an educational seminar to educate the public about local efforts to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from contamination.  Multiple presentations were made by experts on this important issue.  Several elected officials […]

Champaign Connection – Episode #42

The latest episode of Champaign Connection runs now through the end of September. Jonathan Westfield (School Resource Officer) discusses “Stranger Danger” and what parents and children should do to make this school year a safe one.  He also reviews school zone traffic rules that some drivers might find confusing. David Oliver (Code Compliance Manager) explains […]

Fire & Police Memorial Dedication Video

The City’s Information Technologies Department (ITD) recently filmed and edited the Fire & Police Memorial Dedication Ceremony on April 30, 2014. The ceremony features remarks from the Fire and Police Memorial Committee, Mayor Gerard, and other distinguished guests. The new memorial (located in the NE corner of West Side Park) is a tribute to the […]

Champaign Connection – Episode 40

The 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 […]

CGTV Produces PSAs to Promote Responsible Drinking

Working closely with the Champaign Police Department, Information Technologies Department staff recently produced three 60-second public service announcements (PSAs) which promote responsible drinking and accountability.  Though the PSAs were released just before “Unofficial”, they were produced so they can be aired anytime of the year. One PSA features three University of Illinois football players (Wes […]