Kitchen at Lincoln's Challenge could re-open as early as today

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The Lincoln's Challenge Academy director says he's confident the kitchen will be open as soon as Tuesday after county health officials closed it this weekend.

Nineteen students were sent to the hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms. The academy in Rantoul contacted the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to investigate the situation.

Lab results are still pending but the public health administrator says at this point it looks like cadets suffered from a stomach bug not food poisoning.

Director Peter Thomas says the cadets are recovering back at the academy.         

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