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Snapper's Bar and Grill made the nationwide publication thedailybeast.com for their stance of not closing at the order of Governor JB Pritzker.


Owner Joe Sartie told Regional Radio News Monday morning Tuesday morning was going to be business as usual. 


In an article in The Daily Beast, Sartie claimed the Health Department had 'verbally suspended him pending a hearing' however, DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Director Dave Remmert told Regional Radio News Snapper's has not been suspended and that he has never had to verbally suspend a business, though the Department can do it. 


Sartie's father, Carm Sartie spoke to Regional Radio News indicating the bar was his, saying quote "We don't like it but we're complying."


Pritzker's order allowed restaurants the option of continuing to make food and offer curbside pickup or delivery. Carm told Regional Radio, quote- "we're selling food to ppl that order and we'll bring it to the door and they can take it home. Were working on a system to take it to their house but we don't have it worked out yet."


Sartie added, quote "we're trying to do the best we can in a trying time."

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