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

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...

Jobs

By Robert Holly/For CU-CitizenAccessThe Housing Authority of Champaign County recently joined the Moving to Work program in an effort to increase jobs and education for those receiving federal...

Housing

Lyanne Alfaro/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Two more low-income Champaign-Urbana families will soon each have new homes. The new housing is a result of one of the many programs overseen by the City of...

Justice

By Klaudia Dukala/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- When consultant Alan Kalmanoff was conducting his assessment on the Champaign County jails, he noticed inmates with mental health problems were "...

Neighborhoods

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...

Agriculture

By Johnathan Hettinger/For CU-CitizenAccess.org — After making record profits from 2007-2013, farmers in Champaign County who rent their land are likely to lose money on both corn and soybeans in...

Food

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...

Education

Trish O’Shaughnessy, career-tech advocate and coordinator of Horizons Club, teaches students about teamwork and goal-setting techniques at Rolling Acres Middle School on July 14, 2014. Horizons Club is a middle-school career-readiness program overseen by the Peoria Public School Foundation. Olivia Streeter (right) and other students look on as O’Shaughnessy and Chris Monroe, a guest speaker, give their presentations.
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...
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.
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Illinois has nearly 4,000 schools, 850 districts, 2 million students and 127,000 teachers.
And as the state superintendent of education, it is Christopher Koch's job to watch over all of them."I oversee the implantation of pre-K through 12 education," said Koch, who has held his position since the end of 2006. "We need to look not just at whether kids are attaining a grade level, but whether they're closing achievement gaps that are in place."
Trish O’Shaughnessy, career-tech advocate and coordinator of Horizons Club, teaches students about teamwork and goal-setting techniques at Rolling Acres Middle School on July 14, 2014. Horizons Club is a middle-school career-readiness program overseen by the Peoria Public School Foundation. Olivia Streeter (right) and other students look on as O’Shaughnessy and Chris Monroe, a guest speaker, give their presentations.
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Trish O'Shaughnessy first started helping in Peoria public schools because of her two boys, the oldest in middle school and the youngest in fourth grade.
She eagerly volunteered in classrooms and enthusiastically helped staff school events. She worked her way up to be recognized as a leader of her local parent-teacher organization.
Marques Lowe in Champaign, Ill, July 8, 2014.
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Accountability, trust, leadership, respect — these are just a few of the 20 core values Marques Lowe taught boys in his Young Gentlemen's Club at Franklin Middle School in Champaign, Ill.

A 2013 Illinois State Board of Education report shows Champaign public schools' four year high school graduation rate at just over 86 percent, approximately three percent higher than the state average.

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