Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Inspectors closed Champaign Country Club facility this month

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Restaurants that were closed temporarily, June 2015 to April 2016

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Violations cited at 39 restaurants over 10 months

Restaurant questions? Ask them here and Tom Kacich will chase down an answer

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State's first sign of West Nile in Douglas County

ARCOLA – The first positive West Nile virus test result in Illinois this year has turned up in Douglas County.

A blue jay collected May 20 in Arcola Township tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Presence taking look at hospital food with grant

URBANA — Ground turkey can be a lower-sodium choice than ground beef, but when it comes to which burger visitors choose in the cafeterias at Presence Covenant and Presence United Samaritans medical centers, beef wins.

The Fit List

The Fit List has runs, bike rides, triathlons … check it out:



Peg Stierwalt grew up surrounded by cornfields, not water. But she's become passionate about the water sports of stand-up paddleboarding and paddleboard yoga.

The Tolono woman first tried stand-up paddleboarding in February 2015 while visiting friends in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They paddled on canals in the area. "It was a very fun Florida thing to do," Stierwalt said.

To Your Health: Marinated asparagus recipe is perfect for spring

By Beth Peralta

May is National Asparagus Month, so let's celebrate!

We are lucky in Champaign-Urbana to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. Due to this, there are only a handful of fruits or vegetables that I really get excited about when they are "in season."

The Fit List

There are some great races to choose from this weekend and next. Check them out on the Fit List:


Come along for the ride

Lorrie Pearson started bike commuting 10 years ago, on Bike to Work Day. She was living in the Washington, D.C., area at the time, and she worked for an organization that was helping plan Bike to Work activities.

"We were encouraged to participate. I thought, if I can do this one day, I can do it again," Pearson said.