The pandemic continues to sweep across the Sauk Valley and every day more people are finding they have just tested positive for Covid-19.
The governor says bars and restaurants are some of the top places for the virus to spread. To that end he has told all of these businesses they cannot have indoor service. There have been some establishments that have ignored those rules and have remained open indoors. Some people say law enforcement needs to step in and shut them down due to health reasons.
Lee County State’s Attorney Charley Boonstra said when he is approached and asked what can be done, Boonstra tells them to talk to the businesses. Boonstra says this year has been hard enough on local businesses and they do not need to make it any harder.
Several businesses in Dixon have been spoken to by the city. From the sight of some businesses now not open the approach seems to be working.
Some of the suggestions have been to pull the liquor licenses of some of the offending businesses or have the Health Department deal with restaurants. Boonstra said they do not want to get to that point.