Category: IT Department News

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 […]

2012 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Video

Staff from the Information Technologies Department recently completed post-production/editing of the  ceremony which was held 9/27/12 in Champaign. The video features speeches by this year’s award recipients, cultural entertainment, and features a recap of the 10-year history of the event by City Manager Steve Carter. The video will play on CGTV throughout the year, and […]

City of Champaign Provides Grants to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the award of more than $16,000 in grants to help six non-profit agencies bridge the digital divide in Champaign. The grants will be used to improve several public computing centers and to provide public education and training opportunities for Champaign’s underserved.  Jeff Hamilton, Telecommunications/AV Technician for the […]

Champaign Connection – Episode 33

The 33rd episode of Champaign Connection airs thru February 2013.  Kyle Schneider (Operations Supervisor) explains the dedication and long hours that Public Works crews put in every year to keep our city streets clear of ice and snow. See what makes the job so challenging, and what local residents and motorists can do to make […]

New Promotional Video: Champaign – ‘So Much To Love’

The Information Technologies Department is pleased to announce its recently completed production of a new promotional video for Champaign. Champaign-So Much to Love follows Mayor Don Gerard as he tells the viewer why he loves Champaign and continues to call it “home”. Produced by City staff, the 60-second video features 92 different shots of everything […]

City Facilities Get Fiber Optic Connections

The Information Technologies Department (ITD) has been preparing for and managing the installation of UC2B fiber optic cables into all City facilities since early this year. This included a great deal of prep work to plan the routes and install metal conduits to protect the fiber optic cables as they run through each facility. Recently […]

Digital Divide Resource Fair a Success

On October 22nd, the Information Technologies Department (ITD) hosted a Digital Divide Resource and Information Fair at the Douglass Branch Library. Approximately 50 residents attended to learn about public computing centers, affordable Internet services, free computers, and other services available to help improve the digital literacy of Champaign’s underserved residents. The resource fair was free […]

Digital Divide Resource Fair

On Monday, October 22 from 4-7 PM, the Information Technologies Department will host a Resource and Information fair at the Douglass Branch Library, 504 E Grove St., Champaign. The Resource Fair is an opportunity for the public to learn about various public computing centers and digital media literacy programs available to Champaign’s underserved. Local non-profits […]

Renewal of GIS License with Added Features

The renewal of the three-year ESRI GIS Enterprise license was approved by City Council Tuesday. This license now gives the City of Champaign access to ArcGIS Online which allows for the expanded development of our online map services. The first phase of this development is an interactive map gallery displaying a number of interactive maps […]

Champaign Connection – Episode 32

  The 32nd episode of “Champaign Connection” debuted September 1st and will run on CGTV thru the end of October. Jonathan Westfield (School Resource Officer) and Dave Tomlinson (Fire Engineer) share back-to-school safety tips for parents, children, and motorists. Learn important information about school zones, stranger-danger, and fire and accident prevention. David Oliver (Code Compliance […]