Click HERE to see restaurant inspection reports

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, 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.

A screenshot showing the application for searching local events on Facebook.
A screenshot showing the 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 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

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Jeremy Leevey, fire prevention officer for the Urbana Fire Department, stands outside the University of Illinois Fire Station on Sept. 25, 2014.
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Bradley P. Gould, superintendent of Champaign County Veterans Assistance Commission at the VFW Post 630 Memorial Day ceremonies, May 26, 2014.
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By Jonathan Nonnie/For -- A sports-related injury can be a devastating event in the life of an active young adult. But for Nealay Kalita, a sophomore student at the...


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Claire Everett/ — The Champaign County Board is continuing its opposition to the mandatory posting of health inspection placards for county food establishments outside the cities...


By Luke Ray/For -- The Urbana Adult Education Center (UAEC) offers free high school, GED, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and other courses to adults ages 16 or older....
Christopher Koch, the state superintendent of education in Illinois, goes over material with his staff at the board of education building in Springfield on July 7, 2014. The superintendent oversees the implementation of pre-kindergarten through high school education. By statute, the superintendent is also president of the teacher’s retirement system.
Illinois has nearly 4,000 schools, 850 districts, 2 million students and 127,000 teachers.
And as the state superintendent of education, it is Christopher Koch's job to watch over all of them."I oversee the implantation of pre-K through 12 education," said Koch, who has held his position since the end of 2006. "We need to look not just at whether kids are attaining a grade level, but whether they're closing achievement gaps that are in place."
Trish O’Shaughnessy, career-tech advocate and coordinator of Horizons Club, teaches students about teamwork and goal-setting techniques at Rolling Acres Middle School on July 14, 2014. Horizons Club is a middle-school career-readiness program overseen by the Peoria Public School Foundation. Olivia Streeter (right) and other students look on as O’Shaughnessy and Chris Monroe, a guest speaker, give their presentations.
Trish O'Shaughnessy first started helping in Peoria public schools because of her two boys, the oldest in middle school and the youngest in fourth grade.
She eagerly volunteered in classrooms and enthusiastically helped staff school events. She worked her way up to be recognized as a leader of her local parent-teacher organization.
Marques Lowe in Champaign, Ill, July 8, 2014.
Accountability, trust, leadership, respect — these are just a few of the 20 core values Marques Lowe taught boys in his Young Gentlemen's Club at Franklin Middle School in Champaign, Ill.

A 2013 Illinois State Board of Education report shows Champaign public schools' four year high school graduation rate at just over 86 percent, approximately three percent higher than the state average.