Health officials shut down the food facility at The Champaign Country Club this month after inspectors found more than two dozen violations. The club received an adjusted score of negative 6 during the routine inspection on May 11 and was immediately closed, according to Champaign-Urbana Public Health District records. In its previous inspection on Dec. 9, the club was allowed to stay open with a score of 1, though it failed after an inspector cited it for seven critical violations and 24 non-critical violations.
Ants on the wall, a live cockroach next to a meat grinder, fruit flies “too numerous to count” and a bucket of bloody juice were some of the worst violations over a ten-month period in Champaign County restaurants. In total, 39 restaurants in Champaign County failed health inspections - several more than once – from June 2015 to April 2016, according to a review of inspection records. An additional 7 restaurants failed and were temporarily closed. Four others were closed because of non-payment of annual fees or missing paperwork
The way farmers use crop insurance has fundamentally changed — and that’s been costly for taxpayers.
Thanks to a drop in market volatility and grain prices, farmers may pay up to 10 percent less this year for crop insurance.