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Spring Bay restaurant flooded by Illinois River

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Entertainment,Food and Drink

SPRING BAY, Ill. (AP) — Flooding of the Illinois River has damaged a restaurant in Spring Bay and the owner says he doubts he'll be able to reopen.

Brad Rohman said Tuesday afternoon that he owns Bemer's (BEE' mehrz) Village Inn with his father and brother. The restaurant is about a block away from the Illinois River just north of Peoria in central Illinois. It's famous for its pork tenderloins.

Rohman says the water was a foot high in the restaurant. He says they put some equipment on tables to try to keep it dry. Rohman also says they sold their inventory at a loss.

Rohman says that towns up and down the Illinois River are badly affected by flooding.

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