2014-10-17After 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 this year and next, said a University of Illinois economist. Across the state, 2014 saw record highs for cash rent. In Champaign County, the average cash renter pays $253 per acre.
Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org — The Champaign County Board is continuing its opposition to the mandatory posting of health inspection placards for county food establishments outside the cities of Urbana and Champaign.
The most recent vote against mandatory posting was by a much greater margin this week, with 14 members opposing and 5 supporting.
By Lauren Rohr/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- The Sustainable Student Farm serves a variety of purposes on the University of Illinois campus. Hundreds of students gain hands-on experience by working and researching at the farm almost year-round. Dining Services buys the farm's produce and uses it in meals served to students who live in residence halls.
2014-10-08Clumps of hair at the bottom of coffee cups and green slime leaking out of meat sandwiches were among the more extreme examples of complaints filed by customers and restaurant employees against food establishments this year. Other complaints ranged from the minor — hot meals served cold — to seeing an employee vomit into a trash can at a fast food business and then hand a meal to a customer at the drive-through window...
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They will have their first of two opportunities in 2014 to cast votes and select county leadership by participating in the March 18 primary election, when they can make choices for Champaign County Board members. The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
CU-CitizenAccess.org also produced its first broadcast for Illinois Public Media’s PBS news hour as part of an in-depth look into meth use.