2015-02-19By Austin Keating/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- As a result of the Farm Bill passed by Congress a year ago, efforts to increase wildlife habitats and natural areas that filter fertilizer run-off will receive less funding and result in fewer acres of conserved land.
By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Jenny Mennenga farms corn and soybean with her husband between Le Roy and Farmer City in central Illinois. This past harvest brought Mennenga’s farm record corn production, though soybean yields were just “fairly average.”
2015-02-16Heading out to eat and undecided about where to go? CU-CitizenAccess.org's new app could provide you with information to help you make that choice. This mobile-friendly app, currently in beta testing, provides a list of all of the establishments permitted to serve food in Champaign County. You can search the list by restaurant to find specific inspection reports and see the score each restaurant received from 2008 to...
By Taylor Odisho/For CU-CitizenAccess.org — The city of Champaign's Neighborhood Services Department says it is close to completion on an upgrade of its website to create an interactive, social forum for community groups
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.
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.
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.