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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.

Access the map, stories and other content on this issue here.

Jobs

By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein/Hoy --  Rantoul is a town with a proud military heritage. You see it on the name “Veterans Parkway” and the series of red, white and blue rectangular ...

Immigration

Our collaborative work with Hoy Chicago in last year’s Midwest Chronicles gained high honors recently.  The project took a look at the deep demographic shift in Central Illinois...

Housing

By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Thousands of low-income families and individuals across Illinois continue to wait for different forms of affordable housing to be provided by public housing...

Justice

By Thomas Thoren/CU-CitizenAccess.org Michael Pasley first used meth in his early teens. Two decades later, his use came to a quick end when he was arrested April 5, 2010, in Mattoon, Ill. The...

Neighborhoods

By Megan Graham -- In his old room in his parents' home, a pretty house in the Cherry Hills subdivision of Champaign, Chike Coleman is poking through his shelves. He wants to find a Blu-ray disc...

Agriculture

The grain facility in Sidney, IL on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.
By Robert Holly/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting -- In July, a 55-year-old man working for Premier Cooperative in Sidney, Ill., suffocated and died after becoming trapped in a grain...

Food

One restaurant was temporarily shut down after failing a second health inspection in July. Two other places failed as well but remained open. Peking Garden, 206 N. Randolph St., Champaign, was...

Education

The co-founder and director of CU-CitizenAccess was one of three University of Illinois faculty to be honored Tuesday night with a campus-wide award aimed to highlight community engagement projects...
Firefighters practice placing a rescue tube during grain bin rescue training at the Danville Bunge facility, Sept. 17, 2013.
November 5, 2013
The deadliest year for grain-bin workers on record was 2010, when at least 26 workers died throughout the country, according to grain-bin entrapment data from Purdue University. There were more than 50 total incidents that year.

Illinois had more deaths than any other state that year. Six people died while working in grain bins on smaller-sized farms and four people died while working in grain bins at commercial elevator companies.
Firefighters learn how to cut grain relief slots during grain bin rescue training at the Danville Bunge facility, Sept. 17, 2013.
November 5, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is responsible for overseeing workplace safety, but the organization is handicapped when it comes to dealing with small farms and agriculture sites that handle grain.

OSHA’s federal guidelines prohibit it from enforcing regulations through inspections on both family farms and farms that employ fewer than 10 workers. Consequently, many places left vulnerable to grain-bin accidents are neglected.
November 5, 2013
Each day, more than 200 agriculture workers suffer an injury severe enough to miss work, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Many farm laborers die because of injuries they received while working.

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