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The Winnebago County Health Department provides education and guidance to establishments on how to protect the public's health. Routine inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with public health processes and procedures. When complaints are received, WCHD follows-up with the establishment to investigate, educate, and address public health concerns. When violations of public health concerns are identified and persist, measures are taken up to an including closure.

Below is a list of establishments that currently have actions taken up to and including closure by WCHD due to public health concerns. Establishments that have had the permit suspensions lifted are listed in the second table

Page Last Update: April 22 at 5:30PM

Table of Actions Taken

EstablishmentAddressMunicipalityViolationAction TakenDate of Action

Baking Grounds

8638 N. 2nd St. Machesney Failure to comply with Section 690.50(c)(2) regarding the wearing of face coverings
Failure to suspend indoor service as required by COVID-19 Executive Order No. 56
Issued Facility Notice of Non-Compliance With COVID-19 Regulations 11/19/2020
Failure to comply with Section 690.50(c)(2) regarding the wearing of face coverings
Failure to suspend indoor service as required by COVID-19 Executive Order No. 56
Issued Facility Notice To Disperse 11/23/2020
A reasonable belief exists that the premises identified in this Order has engaged or is suspected of engaging in a significant amount of activity likely to spread the following dangerously contagious or infectious disease: COVID-19. Issued Facility 7th Order of Closure 01/05/2021
Establishment has been issued closure notices and shows no intention to comply with Executive Order ORDERED CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 01/08/2021
Pursuant to the authority granted by Section 50-78(b) of the Winnebago County Code, the Health Department has determined that the operation of this establishment is in violation of the mitigation measures issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and mandated by the Executive Orders issued by Governor Pritzker, constitutes a substantial hazard to the public health. Suspension of Food Permit 01/11/2021

Capone's

1700 Shirland Ave South Beloit Failure to suspend indoor service as required by COVID-19 Executive Order No. 56 Issued Facility Notice of Non-Compliance With COVID-19 Regulations 10/26/2020
Failure to suspend indoor service as required by COVID-19 Executive Order No. 56 Issued Facility Notice To Disperse 10/28/2020
A reasonable belief exists that the premises identified in this Order has engaged or is suspected of engaging in a significant amount of activity likely to spread the following dangerously contagious or infectious disease: COVID-19. Issued Facility 7th Order of Closure 11/24/2020
Establishment has been issued closure notices and shows no intention to comply with Executive Order ORDERED CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  
Pursuant to the authority granted by Section 50-78(b) of the Winnebago County Code, the Health Department has determined that the operation of this establishment is in violation of the mitigation measures issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and mandated by the Executive Orders issued by Governor Pritzker, constitutes a substantial hazard to the public health. Suspension of Food Permit  

The Post

1700 Shirland Ave South Beloit Failure to suspend indoor service as required by COVID-19 Executive Order No. 56 Issued Facility Notice of Non-Compliance With COVID-19 Regulations 10/23/2020
Failure to suspend indoor service as required by COVID-19 Executive Order No. 56 Issued Facility Notice To Disperse 10/27/2020
A reasonable belief exists that the premises identified in this Order has engaged or is suspected of engaging in a significant amount of activity likely to spread the following dangerously contagious or infectious disease: COVID-19. Issued Facility 7th Order of Closure 12/09/2020
Establishment has been issued closure notices and shows no intention to comply with Executive Order ORDERED CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 12/09/2020
Pursuant to the authority granted by Section 50-78(b) of the Winnebago County Code, the Health Department has determined that the operation of this establishment is in violation of the mitigation measures issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and mandated by the Executive Orders issued by Governor Pritzker, constitutes a substantial hazard to the public health. Suspension of Food Permit 12/21/2020

Hogs and Hydrants

412 N Center St Durand Failure to comply with Section 690.50(c)(2) regarding the wearing of coverings
Failure to compy with Section 690.50(c)(4) regarding gatherings of more than 50 people
Failure to suspend indoor service as required by COVID-19 Executive Order No. 52
Issued Facility Notice of Non-Compliance With COVID-19 Regulations 10/09/2020
Failure to comply with Section 690.50(c)(2) regarding the wearing of coverings. Failure to suspend indoor service as required by COVID-19 Executive Order No. 52 Issued Facility Notice To Disperse 10/22/2020
A reasonable belief exists that the premises identified in this Order has engaged or is suspected of engaging in a significant amount of activity likely to spread the following dangerously contagious or infectious disease: COVID-19. Issued Facility 7th Order of Closure 11/12/2020
Establishment has been issued closure notices and shows no intention to comply with Executive Order ORDERED CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 11/17/2020
Pursuant to the authority granted by Section 50-78(b) of the Winnebago County Code, the Health Department has determined that the operation of this establishment is in violation of the mitigation measures issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and mandated by the Executive Orders issued by Governor Pritzker, constitutes a substantial hazard to the public health. Suspension of Food Permit 11/20/2020

Table of Reinstated Food Permits

EstablishmentAddressMunicipalityAction TakenDate of Action
Backyard Bar and Grill 6473 N 2nd St Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Ray's Family Restaurant 108 W. Main St. Rockton Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Sip in the Park 5525 N. 2nd St. Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Finnegan's Cottage 4832 N. 2nd St. Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Sunrise Family Resteraunt 7019 N Alpine Rd Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Jessica's Family Restaurant 5091 Edgemere Ct Roscoe Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Firehouse Pub 10670 Main St Roscoe Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Best Dam Bar 13965 Best Rd, Durand Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Doc's Diner 6499 N 2nd Street Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Spring Garden Restaurant 4820 N 2nd Street Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Sophia's 5467 Bridges St. Roscoe Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Baseball Tap 202 Walnut St. Cherry Valley Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Neighbor's Bar and Grill 7745 Forest Hills Road Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Fozzy's Bar and Grill 6246 E Riverside Blvd Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Neli's Family Restaurant 1055 Gardner St. South Beloit Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
The Filling Station 6259 11th St Rockford Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Hoffman House 7550 E State St Rockford Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
R.B.I's 3870 N Perryville Rd. Rockford Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Waffle Shop 6106 E Riverside Blvd Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021
Jax Pub 4160 N Perryville Rd Loves Park Food Permit Reinstated 04/01/2021