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.
Monique Archer/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Access to Urbana police arrest data is now easier thanks to a new city website.
Earlier this month, the City of Urbana launched an open data portal that allows the public to download data on the city’s finances, police arrests and incidents and even nuisance complaints.
By Tiffany Jolley / for CU-CitizenAccess.org -- 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 repairs to residents' homes.
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 farm at a lower elevation, and our house backs up to a drainage ditch. We knew we were never going to flood," Chris Genzel said recently.
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."
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.
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.