Category: IT Department News

Google Translate Option Now Available On The City’s Website

The Information Technologies Department (ITD) recently added the Google Translate feature to the City’s website. This no-cost feature will give visitors the option to view the City’s website in more than 80 languages and allow more users to access the valuable information on our website. Note: the Google Translate Option cannot translate text in images, PDFs, […]

Champaign Connection – Episode #45

Don’t miss the latest episode of the award-winning show Champaign Connection, running now thru the end of June. On this latest episode: The City of Champaign has a new way to pay for parking  – the MobileMeter smartphone app. Administrative Services Manager, Kris Koester explains how easy it is to use the new MobileMeter app […]

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 44

Check out the latest episode of the award-winning  show Champaign  Connection. On this latest episode: New Fire Chief Gary Ludwig discusses his long career in the fire  service. Hear why he’s so proud to lead the men and  women of  the Champaign Fire Department, and what his plans  are for the  department’s future. Then join us for […]

City Holiday Greeting Videos

For the second year, the Information Technologies (IT) Department produced winter greeting videos to share important reminders and holiday wishes to the City’s residents and visitors. Six videos were produced by IT staff and rolled out daily from December 15-20. They were distributed via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, CGTV, and CGTV Online. A compilation of all […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]