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CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - May 02, 2014

Yellow Placards Go Missing In First Six Months Of Restaurant Inspection System

CU-CitizenAccess is an online community news site based at the University of Illinois.

By Claire Everett

Mandarin Wok's satisfactory compliance placard, 403 1/2 E. Green St., Champaign on Friday, April 25. The restaurant failed its health inspection on March 24 with an adjusted score of 24 and four critical violations but was allowed to correct eno

Nearly two dozen restaurants in Champaign-Urbana have failed health inspections during the past three months. But most customers would not know that, despite new requirements that restaurants post results of their inspections.

Categories: Business, Community, Food, Health






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 19, 2014

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

By Dan Charles

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Wal-Mart is promising to drive down the prices of organic food by bringing in a new company, WildOats, to deliver a whole range of additional products.

It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the king of mass retailing, is promising to "drive down organic food prices" with a new line of organic food products. The new products will be at least 25 percent cheaper than organic food that's on Wal-Mart's shelves right now.

Categories: Business, Food

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 18, 2014

Bill to Ban Micro Beads Moving Along in Springfield

By Jim Meadows

Illinois could become the first state to ban plastic micro beads from body cleansers and toothpastes, but that ban would take effect later than proposals elsewhere.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 17, 2014

When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

By Yuki Noguchi

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(Duration: 4:29)

Rhonda Sanderson and her ex-husband, John Amato III, shown here in 2010, helped make a business thrive after they divorced.

Married couples in America co-own 3.7 million small businesses, according to the Census Bureau, and the arrangement can be fruitful when both marriage and business are going well. But what happens when it doesn't? Most of the time, when the love dies, the business relationship ends, too.

Categories: Business

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