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El Rancherito restaurant in Effingham source of E. coli Illnesses

The Associated Press and the Belleville Press Democrat have continued to cover eight cases of E. coli infection reported over the past two weeks in Eastern Illinois. Two people have reported ill in Coles County, about 40 miles south of Champaign, and six cases were reported in nearby Effingham County, health officials said. In Effingham County, all six people ate at the El Rancherito restaurant in the town of Effingham, Illinois between Sept. 11 and 13, including a young woman from Effingham who contacted us yesterday afternoon. Full story:

Eastern Illinois officials investigating E. coli cases

  • kay grammy

    The Galena Case has been denying that it has any connection with the Topps meat recall. Anyone have any idea where or why that is the case? Also there is at least one confirmed case of E Coli now in Bloomfield Kentucky not terrbily far from Galena. That patient, a child, has been ill about the same amount of time as the others. Again….no reason is being given at this point. Now with the expanded recall seems more likely it could have been the meat. Hearing otherwise??????????