About Us

CU-CitizenAccess is an online newsroom devoted to community and watchdog reporting by journalism students at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

The newsroom focuses mostly on Champaign County and central Illinois, but produces occasional regional, national and international stories.

September 3, 2021

Nearly 7,000 Illinois students may have returned from lower-vaccinated areas than Champaign

August 20, 2021

Nearly 8,000 students may be coming from Illinois zip codes with higher COVID infection rates than Champaign County

May 12, 2021

‘Unique historical fear’ of Carle Health billing practices may lead some to skip COVID-19 vaccine, health officials worry

May 10, 2021

Illinois flu activity plunges amid pandemic

January 28, 2021

COVID on Campus: Tracking and isolating students was hit-and-miss