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

Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehab. A review of Illinois Department of Public Health documents found that one of the nursing home’s residents “eloped” from the facility and traveled nearly 40 miles away – alone.
By Claire Everett / CU-CitizenAccess.org -- State officials have conducted hundreds of complaint-based nursing home inspections across central Illinois since 2011. In the seven Medicare-certified...

Housing

Illini Tower, located at 409 East Chalmers Street in Champaign.
By Janelle O’Dea and Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess -- In addition to fraternities and sororities, inspectors visit 15 privately-owned residences that fall under the certified housing rules,...

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 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/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers ranked in the top 10 for highest fatality rates by occupation last year. Additionally, the “agriculture,...

Food

By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org — Nine restaurants and eateries have failed health inspections since November, including five that were temporarily shut down. At some of the restaurants public...

Education

Sandoval holds a sign outside of the Native American House during a University-sponsored "I stand for..." event last year. Photo courtesy of Suey Park.
By Angelica LaVito / For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Xochitl Sandoval is proud of her Native American heritage. She is not proud, however, of her campus's attitude toward her Native American heritage....
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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