Click HERE to see restaurant inspection reports


Our new restaurant app is here!

Check out this new mobile-friendly tool that allows you to see the health inspection scores of all the restaurants inspected in Champaign County.

Visit Food Health Inspections to begin.

About this project:

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

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

Last year, health officials released an online search tool that allows the public to access all health inspection reports of food service.

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.

A screenshot showing the CU-CitizenAccess.org application for searching local events on Facebook.
A screenshot showing the CU-CitizenAccess.org application for searching local events on Facebook.
 
As part of an ongoing project called Intersections, we are working on digital tools that help the community see the events and issues first publicized, and sometimes only publicized, through social media. We hope this can increase community engagement and conversations on those events and issues.
 
With help of grants from foundations, the digital team at CU-CitizenAccess.org has been working on a project called "Intersections" — a project that allows citizens to see how social media intersects with their lives every day and in every way, including events, policies, ideas, opinions or decisions.
 
We are offering a beta (in progress) version of one of the parts of the early stages of our work in which we gather information from Facebook to locate events and topics of interest in Champaign-Urbana.
 

Health Care

A resident participates in a knitting group at Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village on Nov. 7, 2014. Clark-Lindsey in Urbana is one of two federally rated five-star facilities in Champaign County.
By Robert Holly and Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Gerald Warmbier began a medical journey last year that took him to the nursing home Heartland of Champaign. But instead of helping him...

Housing

A report out this week showed that home sales across the nation have reached a five-year high, and the state of Illinois is no exception. According to the Illinois Association of Realtors, home...

Justice

Michael Pasley cooking meth at unknown date and location.
By Thomas Thoren/CU-CitizenAccess.org This past summer, Tena Logan of Loxa, Ill., was convicted of conspiring to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possessing it with intent to...

Neighborhoods

By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org --  An ongoing struggle between the Monticello City Council and a citizen’s group has led to the city council being cited for violating the Open Meetings...

Agriculture

By Robert Holly / Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting -- Each summer, hundreds of seasonal workers leave their homes in Texas and Mexico and travel more than 1,000 miles north to work in the...

Food

Photograph submitted to the Champaign Urbana Public Health Department within a complaint about "a clump of hair attached to another object," found in the bottom of a cup, July 15, 2014.
By Emma Weissmann and Claire Everett -- Clumps 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...

Education

By Sal Nudo/For CU-CitizenAccess.org --  Mother and daughter enter the brightly lit Biggby Coffee shop on Mattis Avenue in Champaign. It’s a brisk October evening, 7 p.m., dark outside....
2014-03-17
By Sari Lesk/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Voters in Champaign County are about to decide who should hold power over their tax dollars.
            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.
2014-02-05
By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Congress reshaped American agriculture policy this week, officially passing a long-term Farm Bill that will strengthen crop insurance programs for farmers while cutting billions of dollars in spending throughout the next decade. The bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for final signature. 
2013-12-19
CU-CitizenAccess.org continued providing high-quality journalism to the residents of east-central Illinois in 2013 with new investigative news packages on public housing, bridge safety, meth use and the Illinois jail system among others.

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.

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