Category: IT Department News

The City’s IT Department Received Two National Awards

The City’s Information Technologies Department recently received two more national awards. Both awards were earned in the 2013 Government Programming Awards competition sponsored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The video Champaign: So Much to Do, So Much to Love earned an Honorable Mention (top 5) award in the Event/Program Promotion…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 37

 The 37th episode of Champaign Connection airs thru the end of September. Amanda Raklovits (Children’s Librarian) talks about the ever-expanding resources available from the Champaign Public Library. Learn how technology is changing the Library’s offerings and how easy it is to get your hands on the “smartest card in your wallet”.  Angela Adams (former Recycling…
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City of Champaign is now on UC2B Fiber!

The City of Champaign multiple facility computer network is now completely connected via UC2B fiber! This means reliable and rapid exchange of data between all City facilities is now enabled. In some cases the speed of data transfer is now more than 1000 times faster than pre-fiber speeds. Multiple strands of UC2B fiber coming into…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 36

  The 36th episode of Champaign Connection airs through the end of July.  Dorothy David talks about her promotion to City Manager and reviews the challenges and opportunities the City is facing.  Dennis Schmidt (Public Works Director) highlights several of the projects that Public Works crews will tackle this construction season. Doug Forsman (Fire Chief) discusses…
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Champaign Homepage Gets Mobile Makeover

As part of an ongoing effort to improve public access to City information over the internet, the City’s Webmaster has updated the City’s homepage to greatly improve the look and usability of the website on tablets and other mobile devices. Mobile users have been an increasingly important audience. Visits from mobile devices to the City…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 35

                 The 35th episode of Champaign Connection airs thru May.  City Manager Steve Carter reflects back on 28 incredible years with the City of Champaign. Hear what City accomplishments Steve is most proud of, and why he says the future is bright for the City moving forward. Champaign Connection is an award-winning 30-minute news magazine…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 34

    The 34th episode of Champaign Connection airs thru April 2013. Angela Adams (Recycling Coordinator) and Joe Hooker (Assistant City Attorney) discuss the critical importance of the Mahomet Aquifer for 750,000 people in Central Illinois. Learn why this resource is vulnerable to contamination and why several communities are rallying together to protect it.  Kerri…
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Illinois Open Technology Second Meeting

Join us for the second Champaign meeting in the Illinois Open Technology Challenge (ILOpenTech) on Wednesday, January 30, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street, Champaign, IL. ILOpenTech brings governments, developers and communities together in a common mission to use public data and create digital tools that…
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Website Updates and Enhancements

The City of Champaign is starting out the new year by implementing a plan to gradually bring updates and enhancements to the homepage of the City Website over the next several months. These updates include: Image Slider to advertise timely events and information from the City of Champaign. Improved Events Calendar with more events and…
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