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Rich Egger

The McDonough County Health Department temporarily closed a popular Mexican restaurant in Macomb. Guadalajara Bar and Grill on East Jackson Street passed a routine health inspection with conditions on Monday, August 28. The health department noted in its report four violations that could present a food borne illness risk and three repeat violations.

The McDonough County Health Department closed Guadalajara’s Bar and Grill for 48-hours and imposed a $3,000 fine after the restaurant failed a surprise inspection Monday afternoon.

Guadalajara’s scored a 63 out of 100 on the inspection. It was the restaurant's lowest score to date, and fell far short of the 75 it received last time it was shut down by the health department in December 2014.

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Health departments across Illinois are adopting a new method for evaluating food establishments.

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McDonough County restaurant inspection scores are once again available online -- though they're not on the McDonough County Health Department's website.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Guadalajara Bar and Grill on East Jackson St. in Macomb was closed for 72-hours over the weekend after failing a surprise, routine health inspection Thursday.

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