By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Restaurant goers in Champaign County can call the Champaign Urbana Public Health District at (217) 373-7900 to file a complaint against the business if it’s located in the twin cities, or (217) 363-3269 if it’s in the county.
By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Restaurant complaints filed in Champaign County over the past six months have ranged from a restaurant running out of napkins to a cockroach crawling out of a customer’s food.
Ninety complaints were filed with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District from September through February. Nearly forty percent of those complaints were for fast food chains.
By Eli Murray/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- For 15 years, a silent guard has stood watch over the intersection of Neil Street and Bradley Avenue, guiding Champaign cars and pedestrians as they travel through it.
Twenty-four hours a day the guard is responsible for making sure travelers reach their destinations safely and on time.
A new and improved way to evaluate your favorite restaurant is now right at your fingertips.
We’ve updated our popular map of restaurant inspection failures.
The revised map features green icons showing the number of restaurants that have failed at least one inspection in each area.
In the seven Medicare-certified nursing homes in Champaign County alone, inspectors from the Illinois Department of Public Health conducted at least 114 complaint-based inspections.
But that improvement, some critics say, is not an accurate representation.
“I don’t trust any of the ratings that are online,” said Ben Neiburger, a Chicago-based elder-law legal specialist and principal partner of the firm Generation Law. “I mean, I suppose there’s a difference between a five-star place and a one-star place, but the rest of them, who knows?”
It is a promise, though, that many Champaign County and central Illinois nursing homes are finding hard to keep because of understaffing, particularly when it comes to registered nurses.