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, CU-CitizenAccess.org 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 CU-CitizenAccess.org application for searching local events on Facebook.
A screenshot showing the CU-CitizenAccess.org 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 CU-CitizenAccess.org 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

After months of interviews and reviewing Medicare data, Illinois Department of Public Health reports, court records and other documents, CU-CitizenAccess.org found that central Illinois homes are...

Jobs

Last week, The News-Gazette reported that a Peoria-based construction company was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution for falsely claiming it would hire minority subcontractors as part of...

Housing

By Janelle O’Dea and Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- At the Theta Chi fraternity house last fall, Champaign city inspectors found 81 fire and life-safety violations, including holes in bedroom...

Justice

Bradley P. Gould, superintendent of Champaign County Veterans Assistance Commission at the VFW Post 630 Memorial Day ceremonies, May 26, 2014.
By Keenan Chen and Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Unable to pay her rent after losing her job, Air Force veteran Anna Robinson turned to the Veterans Assistance Commission in Champaign...

Neighborhoods

Chris Genzel in his back yard in rural Champaign County where his home had been on a flood plain by mistake. Photo taken on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
By Tiffany Jolley / for CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Chris and Barb Genzel have lived in the same house in Urbana for nearly 40 years and they say their house has never flooded."Behind our house is a...

Agriculture

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...

Food

Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- In September 2014, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District – after years of planning –  created a website where citizens could...

Education

Christopher Koch, the state superintendent of education in Illinois, goes over material with his staff at the board of education building in Springfield on July 7, 2014. The superintendent oversees the implementation of pre-kindergarten through high school education. By statute, the superintendent is also president of the teacher’s retirement system.
This story is funded in part by a $10,000 grant from WNET that WILL-TV received in partnership with WTVP-TV in Peoria and CU-Citizen Access, a community journalism project of the University of...
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Use this database to search Illinois Department of Public Health nursing home survey reports obtained by CU-CitizenAccess.org 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.
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By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- 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.
Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehab. A review of Illinois Department of Public Health documents found that one of the nursing home’s residents “eloped” from the facility and traveled nearly 40 miles away – alone.
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By Claire Everett / CU-CitizenAccess.org -- State officials have conducted hundreds of complaint-based nursing home inspections across central Illinois since 2011.
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.

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