By Hannah Prokop/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- The Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Champaign County spent about $6.8 million last year to prepare young children from low-income families for kindergarten.
But it is not enough.
Although the programs serve nearly 600 children, there are still 230 on the waiting list.
By Robert Holly/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting -- The average yearly amount of taxpayer money funding the highly subsidized federal crop insurance program has more than doubled in just over a decade.
From 2003 through 2007, the government spent an average of $3.4 billion per year on crop insurance, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.
By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Restaurant goers in Champaign County can call the Champaign Urbana Public Health District at (217) 373-7900 to file a complaint against the business if it’s located in the twin cities, or (217) 363-3269 if it’s in the county.
By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Restaurant complaints filed in Champaign County over the past six months have ranged from a restaurant running out of napkins to a cockroach crawling out of a customer’s food.
Ninety complaints were filed with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District from September through February. Nearly forty percent of those complaints were for fast food chains.
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Together, the co-owners opened Bohemia, a boutique on 135 W. Main St., which offers vintage furniture, artwork and clothes. The shop debuted in November 2013.
He is set to be honored Saturday during a College of Media reception.