Read more about the article CU-CitizenAccess, Hoy Chicago net awardsFile photo
This dot-density map shows the demographic changes across a 16-county region in Central Illinois. It was designed by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Alex Bordens and Kyle Bentle from the Chicago Tribune and Hoy Chicago. It netted a Society of News Design award this year.

CU-CitizenAccess, Hoy Chicago net awards

Our collaborative work with Hoy Chicago in last year’s Midwest Chronicles gained high honors recently. The project took a look at the deep demographic…

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Read more about the article Health officials put restaurant inspection placard system on the tableContributed/C-U Public Health District
A picture of a proposed color-coded placard that indicates compliance with local public health ordinances. Public Health officials are looking at ways to make inspection results more public.

Health officials put restaurant inspection placard system on the table

By Kevin Huebschman/For A proposal to require restaurant owners to post a color-coded placard based on their latest health inspection results has raised…

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Read more about the article Weekly RoundUp: ImmigrationFile Photo /
Arturo Zendeja speaks with a customer at his restaurant in July at his restaurant, El Taco Tako, 202 S. Chestnut St., Arcola, Ill. Zendeja and his wife, Maria, moved to Arcola 12 years ago. Arturo is a native of Cadereyta Jimenez in Mexico. They are part of a growing Latino population in the area, which is known for its broomcorn.

Weekly RoundUp: Immigration

A delegation of immigration experts from Russia are scheduled to visit Champaign-Urbana this week through the US-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program. They are guests…

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Read more about the article Weekly RoundUp: Housing in AmericaThe News-Gazette
The News-Gazette/ A house in the 200 block of Green Street. A new regional housing study shows that owning a house is out of reach for one in three Champaign County residents.

Weekly RoundUp: Housing in America

By staff Affordable housing continues to be an issue as America struggles to climb out of the recession. While younger investors see housing…

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