Hofbräuhaus owner dies

Chuck Keller, leader of the Effingham family that runs the German food restaurant in Southern Illinois, died on his 80th birthday. The developers have sought to build a hotel and other restaurants off Highway 15.
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Chuck Keller, leader of the Effingham family that runs the German food restaurant in Southern Illinois, died on his 80th birthday. The developers have sought to build a hotel and other restaurants off Highway 15.

Mike Koziatek joined the Belleville News-Democrat in 1998 as an assistant editor and is now a reporter covering the Belleville area. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and grew up in St. Louis.