Click HERE to see restaurant inspection reports

Our new restaurant app is here!

Check out this new mobile-friendly tool that allows you to see the health inspection scores of all the restaurants inspected in Champaign County.

Visit Food Health Inspections to begin.

About this project:

For the past five years, Champaign Urbana Public Health District officials have discussed ways to best publicize restaurant inspections.

In 2011, began posting full inspection reports of all restaurants that failed routine health inspections since 2008.

Last year, health officials released an online search tool that allows the public to access all health inspection reports of food service.

As a service, we continue to post the full reports of failed health inspections as part of our searchable, interactive map.

Access the map, stories and other content on this issue here.

A screenshot showing the application for searching local events on Facebook.
A screenshot showing the application for searching local events on Facebook.
As part of an ongoing project called Intersections, we are working on digital tools that help the community see the events and issues first publicized, and sometimes only publicized, through social media. We hope this can increase community engagement and conversations on those events and issues.
With help of grants from foundations, the digital team at has been working on a project called "Intersections" — a project that allows citizens to see how social media intersects with their lives every day and in every way, including events, policies, ideas, opinions or decisions.
We are offering a beta (in progress) version of one of the parts of the early stages of our work in which we gather information from Facebook to locate events and topics of interest in Champaign-Urbana.

Health Care

By Sean Hammond/For -- The Indiana High School Athletic Association logged 1,217 concussive events in high school athletics throughout Indiana during the fall season. How many...


Sarah Soenke/For— Champaign County small business development is still struggling under setbacks from the Great Recession and have not returned to pre-recession conditions, said...


Winfield Village on July 8, 2015. This retirement community received more than $2 million in the homestead exemption for tax year 2014.
By Acton H. Gorton/ -- Landlords of single properties are not the only ones getting tax breaks under the General Homestead Exemption. Companies that own cooperative apartments or...


Isak Griffiths, executive director of Courage Connection and Chris Anglin, founder of Safefield Consultants with the website for his firm on  Friday, May 22, 2015.
By Johnathan Hettinger/For — On April 17, Jeremy Irons of Urbana was sentenced to 20 years in prison for aggravated domestic battery and intimidation. He had smashed his...


Van Boyd wades through two feet of rain water in his basement looking for items to salvage.
By Tiffany Jolley / for -- As much as six inches of rain pummeled Champaign County last summer, flooding roads, basements and sewers and causing tens of thousands of dollars in...


By Eleanor Black/ For -- With less than 2 percent of Champaign’s population involved in production agriculture, the Champaign County Farm Bureau has made it part of its...


Claire Everett/ -- In the past four months, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District shut down seven restaurants because of issues that put customers at risk. But it also...


By Eleanor Black/For -- The state budget for agricultural education is once again coming under the scythe. In June 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted a...
By Robert Holly/ -- After being admitted to the nursing home Heartland of Champaign to recover from a hospital stay for chest pain last year, Gerald Warmbier’s health rapidly deteriorated.
Just days after entering the nursing home in May, he became “very sleepy” and unresponsive, Illinois Department of Public Health inspection reports noted. As a result, he was sent to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where he slowly started recovering after a little more than a week.
Use this database to search Illinois Department of Public Health nursing home survey reports obtained by in December 2014.
These reports contain the deficiencies in nursing home care and service as well as any building safety issues found during the inspection.
It may also contain responses from the nursing home as well as corrective plans of action.
Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village residents gather for a “kitchen band” activity session on Nov. 7, 2014.
By Claire Everett/ -- In one central Illinois nursing home, staff allowed a man labeled as an “elopement risk” to leave and wander 38 miles away.
In another facility, two employees were caught whispering that one of the employees was having an affair with a female resident’s husband until the resident started crying.