Category: IT Department News

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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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…
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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…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 39

The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuted February 1st and runs through the end of March. This episode covers a variety of interesting topics which include: Lacey Rains Lowe, City Planner, discusses the recent changes that allow Champaign residents to raise chickens in their own backyards. Find out why the change was made and what…
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IT Department Produces Winter Greeting Videos

The City’s Information Technologies Department recently completed the production of several Winter Greeting videos. The videos feature City staff and elected officials sharing important tips and holiday spirit with the City’s residents. In addition to the Council and Mayor, staff from the Public Works Department, Information Technologies Department, Fire Department, Finance Department, and Police Department…
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