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

By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- After being admitted to the nursing home Heartland of Champaign to recover from a hospital stay for chest pain last year, Gerald Warmbier’s health rapidly...

Jobs

Sarah Soenke/For CU-CitizenAccess.org— Champaign County small business development is still struggling under setbacks from the Great Recession and have not returned to pre-recession conditions, said...

Housing

Jeremy Leevey, fire prevention officer for the Urbana Fire Department, stands outside the University of Illinois Fire Station on Sept. 25, 2014.
By Janelle O'Dea and Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org For the past month, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been working to teach students what it takes to prevent fires as a part...

Justice

Johnathan Hettinger/For CU-CitizenAccess.org --Despite hundreds of domestic violence arrests each year in Champaign and Urbana, a task force formed to address the issue has stopped meeting. The...

Neighborhoods

Van Boyd wades through two feet of rain water in his basement looking for items to salvage.
By Tiffany Jolley / for CU-CitizenAccess.org -- As much as six inches of rain pummeled Champaign County last summer, flooding roads, basements and sewers and causing tens of thousands of dollars in...

Agriculture

By Austin Keating/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- As a result of the Farm Bill passed by Congress a year ago, efforts to increase wildlife habitats and natural areas that filter fertilizer run-off...

Food

Heading out to eat and undecided about where to go?  CU-CitizenAccess.org's new app could provide you with information to help you make that choice.  This mobile-friendly app,...

Education

By Luke Ray/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- The Urbana Adult Education Center (UAEC) offers free high school, GED, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and other courses to adults ages 16 or older....
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By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- After being admitted to the nursing home Heartland of Champaign to recover from a hospital stay for chest pain last year, Gerald Warmbier’s health rapidly deteriorated.
Just days after entering the nursing home in May, he became “very sleepy” and unresponsive, Illinois Department of Public Health inspection reports noted. As a result, he was sent to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where he slowly started recovering after a little more than a week.
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Use this database to search Illinois Department of Public Health nursing home survey reports obtained by CU-CitizenAccess.org in December 2014.
These reports contain the deficiencies in nursing home care and service as well as any building safety issues found during the inspection.
It may also contain responses from the nursing home as well as corrective plans of action.
Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village residents gather for a “kitchen band” activity session on Nov. 7, 2014.
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By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- In one central Illinois nursing home, staff allowed a man labeled as an “elopement risk” to leave and wander 38 miles away.
In another facility, two employees were caught whispering that one of the employees was having an affair with a female resident’s husband until the resident started crying.

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