Category: IT Department News

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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2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Video

The Information Technologies Department recently finished the video production of the 2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards ceremony which was held 9/26/13 in Champaign. The video features speeches by this year’s award recipients and two wonderful cultural entertainment performances. A DVD copy of the program was provided to all the winners as a keepsake. The video…
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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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