Category: IT Department News

New Way to Access Zoning Cases Online

Staff from the City of Champaign’s Planning and Development Department recently worked with the Geographic Information Systems Administrator to make previously approved zoning cases, including Planned Developments, Special Use Permits, Historical Landmarks, Rezonings, Mitigation Plans, Variances, and Annexation Agreements, available to the general public through the City’s Interactive City Map. The City Map is available […]


City Staff Attends Tyler Connect Conference

Three City employees – Seth Brewer (Finance), Cynthia Chandler (Information Technologies) and Daphne Greaves(Information Technologies) – attended the annual Tyler Connect Conference which was held in Dallas, Texas from April 7-10. Tyler, the software company behind the City’s financial and human resources software, uses Tyler Connect to provide opportunities for training and networking between Tyler […]


City Employees Set New Records for Charitable Giving

In 2018, the City of Champaign once again participated in the Combined Charities Campaign that was organized by the United Way of Champaign County.  Each year, the City participates in this campaign by encouraging City employees to donate to a wide variety of local, state, and national charitable organizations.  The campaign wrapped up late last […]


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 […]


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) […]