Information Technologies

IT Mission

The mission of the Information Technologies Department is to develop and use information technology resources to provide quality services to our citizens and staff.

Internal Tasks

The Information Technologies Department maintains information technology systems, develops citywide standards and procedures, and provides technology training and support for City staff. The department provides strategic planning and central procurement for information technology products and services. The department is also responsible for multimedia systems in the City Council Chambers. The department also supports and maintains existing technology used by the City and staff.

Community Outreach

The department leads efforts with private, public, and non-for-profit organizations to foster the growth of local technology related businesses. The department directs City efforts to comply with legislation and other mandates concerning telecommunication and technology and takes a leadership role in regulation and use of telecommunication in the City’s rights-of-way.

City Maps

The City has maintained a variety of maps over the years, and recently began implementing the GIS Strategic Plan.

CGTV (Champaign Government TV) Online

Champaign Government Television (CGTV) is now streaming live on the web 24×7 to keep you better informed about City services, programs, and meetings.  All televised meetings and program are also available for video-on-demand playback.

Information Technologies Interesting Facts

  • There are about 1,300 visitors a day coming to our website.
  • In 2010/2011, the website had 213,619 unique visitors.
  • The two (2) most popular places on our website for visitors are “Employment” and “Parking.”
  • CGTV is available to subscribers not only in Champaign-Urbana, but also in Danville, Decatur, and Springfield.
  • In July 2011,  CGTV launched it’s redesigned page streaming live on the Internet 24/7 at www.ci.champaign.il.us/cgtv. This section of the website, in its 1st full year of service, received an average of 435 hits per month.
  • The City now maintains more than 155 individual layers within the GIS (Geographic Information System) and it continues to grow.