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For the past four years, Champaign Urbana Public Health District officials have discussed ways to best publicize restaurant inspections.

Health inspection reports of restaurants and food facilities are available by request from the health department. In June, the health department also began posting a monthly list of all inspected food facilities and the current status.

In 2011, CU-CitizenAccess.org began posting full inspection reports of all restaurants that failed routine health inspections since 2008.

As a service, we continue to post the full reports of failed health inspections as part of our searchable, interactive map.

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Jobs

By Staff/CU-CitizenAccess.orgPresident Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage in his State of the Union address. He proposed raising the current federal minimum hourly pay rate, currently...

Immigration

CU-CitizenAccess.org has won a national investigative journalism award for its collaborative project with Hoy Chicago looking at changing demographics and racial issues in Central Illinois....

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 -- After more than 10 years of debate and studies of the defects of the downtown Champaign County jail, county officials still have no clear plan to...

Neighborhoods

By Earn Saenmuk/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- There was a girl in my Korean class. Well, there were more than one, but this particular one was special. She was very nice, and her Korean was so good...

Agriculture

By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- More than 300 researchers from around the world gathered at the University of Illinois this week for a major conference on how to feed a global population...

Food

Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org — Raw sewage in the kitchen preparation area closed down the Aroma Curry House in Champaign in August for two days. Health inspectors also shut down Mirabelle Fine...

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...
2014-08-07
By Christine Herman/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- "Anne" and "Kate" are licensed home birth providers in Wisconsin but considered criminals in Illinois.
They say home birth would be safer in Illinois if the government licensed certified professional midwives like them by helping people distinguish between trained and untrained midwives and reducing the number of unassisted home births.
But opponents, who believe hospitals are the safest place for birth, say they will continue to oppose legislation for licensing them. 
2014-07-24
By Christine Herman/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- When Cheryl Gioja went into labor, her husband Joshua got down on his knees to “catch the baby” in the living room of their Illinois home. What he did was not a crime. But if a midwife had been there, she would have been breaking the law.
Roughly 800 babies in Illinois are born at home each year. Without access to licensed providers, families resort to hiring “underground” midwives, who may or may not have adequate training. Or, like Cheryl and Joshua, they simply go it alone. 
2014-06-23
By Christine Herman/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Home births have increased by more than 50 percent since 2004. But in 22 states, certified professional midwives have to work outside the law to assist women in home birth.

Although doctors and nurse midwives can assist home births, very few of them actually do, leaving many women without a single legal home-birth provider.
Experts discuss what some activists call a home birth crisis in one such state, Illinois. 

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