65 sick with E. coli from Chicago restaurant

Becky Yerak of the Chicago Tribune reports that an outbreak of E. coli at Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill has grown to include 65 people who have become ill, more than double the number initially reported by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

carbon.live.chicagoA second lawsuit was filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court against the restaurant, which has locations in Bridgeport and on the North Side. The North Side restaurant has been found by city health inspectors to be “safe” and “clean.” The two locations share a phone number, and a person answering the phone Thursday morning said the North Side spot is open, and the Bridgeport restaurant remains closed for now.