Category: IT Department News

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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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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