Click HERE to see restaurant inspection reports

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, 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.


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By Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media -- There are only a handful of places that Urbana resident Marcela Guillen will drive to – the fast-food restaurant where she works, to buy groceries and to...


By Robert Holly/ -- Linda Tortorelli recently faced the challenge of finding affordable housing for her 23-year-old son, Patrick, in Champaign. Her task was complicated by the...


Discussion on Capitol Hill over whether the U.S. should take military action to punish Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people is heating up, and Illinois lawmakers are...


By MARISA GWIDT -- "Oh, boy," Charlie High sighs as he watches a college student drag in four heaping bags of laundry. "She won't finish in time." It's 9:50 on a Monday...


A draft version of a yellow placard that indicates a restaurant failed its health inspection.
Eleven restaurants failed health inspections in April and May, with critical violations ranging from employees not washing hands to potentially hazardous foods out of safe temperature ranges. One...


By Amy Harwath/ -- A Northern Illinois University lecture hall was the target of a mass shooting in 2008 where five persons were killed and 18 injured before the shooter took his...
September 25, 2013
By Robert Holly/ -- As a member of the Champaign County Local Foods Policy Council, Maya Bauer was required to file a form in 2012 disclosing her finances that might lead to a conflict of interest when she votes at council meetings.

But she said she did not file the form because the county clerk’s office never notified her that she needed to.
September 24, 2013
The United States Congress faces a tight deadline as the threat of a possible government shutdown on October 1 looms ever closer.

Last week the Republican-led House of Representatives passed a bill to keep the government running if Obamacare is defunded.

This week the Democratic-led Senate is vowing to remove the provision to defund Obamacare as it debates the bill. The Senate vote is expected to happen on Sunday. House Republican leaders will then vote to accept the Senate bill or precipitate a shutdown.
September 18, 2013
Despite reports of job growth, corporate profits and increased spending, the poor and the middle class continue to struggle as they attempt to recover from the recession.

New data released this week from the Census Bureau reports that income levels for the average American family, as well as poverty numbers, stayed the same in 2012 from the previous year.


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