Category: IT Department News

Surplus AV Equipment Finds a New Home

During the fall of 2014, the City’s Information Technologies (IT) Department upgraded the old Council Chambers audio-visual equipment to new high-definition equipment.  IT staff evaluated the condition and resale value of the replaced (surplus) equipment, and sold five pieces of equipment on eBay for a total net income of $425.  Other equipment that was determined…
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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)…
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City Receives 11th National Video Award

The Information Technologies Department is proud to announce that Champaign Government Television (CGTV) recently won its 11th national award.  The most recent honor was announced October 2nd at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Annual Conference.  The Honorable Mention award was received in the Public Service Announcement (PSA) category of the Government…
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2014 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards (CUIHA) Video

Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed a video production of the 2014 CUIHA program. This multi-camera production was recorded live at the I Hotel & Conference Center on September 25, 2014, then edited into a final, broadcast-friendly format. The program airs regularly on CGTV and is available in high-definition on the City’s website…
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Council Chambers Remodeling & CGTV Upgrades

Champaign’s City Council Chambers will be closed to the public August 13-31 for construction and remodeling. To ensure the comfort and safety of staff and visitors, the August 19 and 26 Council meetings have been canceled, and other public meetings will be held in alternate locations. The remodeling includes replacement of all audio-visual equipment, ceiling…
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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…
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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…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 41

The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuts June 1st and runs thru the end of July 2014. Dorothy David (City Manager) reflects back on her first year as City Manager, and talks about  the new experiences she has enjoyed and the City’s continued successes.  Hear why she says Champaign’s future is filled with new and…
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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…
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