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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, CU-CitizenAccess.org 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.

Immigration

By Azra Halilovic /CU-CitizenAccess.org / Hoy -- Last December, the CU-Immigration Forum held a public meeting at the Champaign Public Library to discuss the county’s implementation of Secure...

Housing

A sign blocks the entrance to the property known as Cherry Orchard
By Dave Hinton/Rantoul Press editor The owner of an apartment building between Thomasboro and Rantoul did not attend a meeting of the Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals last week, clearing the...

Justice

This week Illinois passed a law that gives a concealed-carry permit to anyone who has passed a background check, taken a 16-hour gun-safety training course and owns a Firearm Owner's...

Neighborhoods

By Aske Denning -- From morning to late afternoon, Monday through Saturday, Charlie Sweitzer works in his shop, next to his home on West John Street in Champaign. He is 78 or 77... no, 78 years old...

Food

By Pam G. Dempsey/CU-CitizenAccess -- Just 29 Champaign County eateries ranked in the top scoring health inspections over the past six months, a new CU-CitizenAccess.org analysis shows. ...

Education

By Sean Hermann/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Nearly 400 buildings on the University of Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign lack the required Building Emergency Action Plans that would instruct...
August 29, 2013
One restaurant was temporarily shut down after failing a second health inspection in July. Two other places failed as well but remained open.

Peking Garden, 206 N. Randolph St., Champaign, was closed on July 2 with an adjusted score of 18 percent after a failing routine inspection in June.

On July 2, inspectors cited Peking Garden for 16 repeat violations and three critical violations, including cooked rice that was improperly cooling, an employee washing hands in the food preparation sink and spray bottles that were not labeled with their contents.
August 29, 2013
In the wake of the controversial weeding of books from the Urbana Free Library, CU-CitizenAccess.org wanted to highlight the citizen research and social media that helped track and monitor the issue.

Since the controversy arose in June, the library board has sought early separation with Director Deb Lissak, 259 boxes of books were returned to the library from Better World Books, and more than 2,000 books have reappeared on the shelves.
August 28, 2013
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech. To commemorate the event, tens of thousands of people have returned to the National Mall this week, remembering this pivotal point in history and refocusing efforts on the future. 

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