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