Wheeling Restaurant Closes On Concerns Of Illnesses

WHEELING, Ill. (CBS) — A popular restaurant in the northwest suburbs has been closed for most of the day because the Cook County Health Department says there have been concerns about gastrointestinal illness.

Bob Chinn’s Crab House in Wheeling was closed after customers reported illnesses that might be linked to the eatery.

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“We received information about reports of people with gastrointestinal illness that is potentially linked to Bob Chinn’s restaurant,” department spokeswoman Amy Poore said.

County health officials have been at the restaurant most of the day, talking to employees and going over the place, according to Poore.

Dan Erdman, the manager of Bob Chinn’s, said the restaurant got two or three calls from customers and then voluntarily closed in the morning. He says the restaurant has spent the day cleaning.

Erdman and the health department both said the source of illness has not been found, nor has it been definitively linked to Bob Chinn’s.

The manager of Bob Chinn’s says the restaurant is expected to re-open Wednesday morning.

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  • Joe in Missouri

    Of course no one but the mega corporations like Tysons and Monsanto can produce safe food and we need to license our home kitchens very soon or we may all die a horrible death.

  • Rita Goldman

    2-3 people my ass!!!! Try 19!!!!!!! That’s not including the employees who became ill as well. So much for investigative reporters!!!

    • Kathy

      Our group had 8 people get sick. We ate there Friday for lunch.

      • Joe in Missouri

        I think the important points are that the government monopoly on restaurant inspections enforced at gun point does little to insure safety. In fact what it really does is stifle competition and raise prices.

        The big thing that ensures safety is law suits and loss of business.

        We need to use free market solutions in what is laughingly called a free country.

  • missy

    You get what you deserve. Probably black people made the food.

    • cynthia leyva

      what kind of person are you Missy?? A racist idiot!

  • cindy

    I always thought that place was dirty. Way to many people to serve and food left out. A dirty kitchen!!!

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