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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Illinois Proposed Legislation Pertaining to Sterigenics Environmental Issue

There are currently four (4) proposed bills under consideration by the Illinois General Assembly pertaining to the Sterigenics Environmental Issue.  The bills are listed below along with their individual links to the www.ilga.gov website which pr...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

UPDATED SAVE THE DATE: USEPA November 29th Town Hall Forum

****UPDATE****Prior to the meeting on November 29, there will be an open house from 3-6:00 pm at the Ashton Place to encourage an open discussion of issues related to Sterigenics.

SAVE THE DATE:  The USEPA is planning a Community Meeting to shar...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2018

Village of Willowbrook Seeks Answers from US UPA

The Village of Willowbrook has formed a Task Force to study and address the emissions of ethylene oxide (EtO) associated with the operations of the Sterigenics facilities located in our Village.  This Task Force is composed of experts in the fiel...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Update on Sterigenics Stack Testing

As was reported last week, follow-up stack testing occurred at both Sterigenics facilities last week Thursday (9/20/18) and Friday (9/21/18).  The testing was performed by a third-party independent consultant.  The test protocol and meth...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Village of Willowbrook - FOIA Request Letter to the U.S. EPA

In the Village’s continuing efforts to obtain information and answers to important questions pertaining to Sterigenics emissions, Village Attorney Renee Cipriano of the environmental law firm Schiff Hardin LLP sent a request for the release of p...Read on...

FOIA Request Letter to the U.S. EPA
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Willowbrook Sterigenics - Request for Expedited Final Results from Stack Test

Stack testing of the emissions control systems at both Sterigenics facilities were conducted on Thursday (9/20/18) and Friday (9/21/18).  The testing was performing by a third-party emissions testing consultant in conjunction with the IEPA. &...Read on...

Mayor Trilla's Letter to the IEPA
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Letters received from the Illinois Attorney General's office regarding Sterigenics.

On September 18, 2018, the Attorney General's office sent letters to the Village of Willowbrook, Senator Curran, Dupage County Chairman Cronin, and the US EPA addressing Sterigenics.

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor's September 10 Update

At the Monday night meeting of the Board of Trustees, Mayor Trilla provided an update on where the Village stood with Sterigenics.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Zoning Review & Analysis of Sterigenics International, Inc.

As discussed in the August 29 forum, the Village conducted a comprehensive examination of the status of the zoning for the parcels where Sterigenics is located.

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Village Home Page

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Water Sampling Plan Under Development to Identify Possible Well Contamination

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Alec Messina and DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) Executive Director Karen Ayala today announced their coordinated effort to identify private wells used for drinking water at homes near the Ste...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: USEPA November 29th Town Hall Forum

SAVE THE DATE:  The USEPA is planning a Community Meeting to share current information and answer questions pertaining to the Sterigenics environmental issue.  A number of federal, state, and local agencies will be represented at the mee...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2018

Willowbrook Candidate Packets are now available for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

There are several Willowbrook Trustee positions to be filled at the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election. Candidate packets are now available for pickup at the Village Hall. - Three (3) Village Trustees for 4-year terms The first day that candidates seek...Read on...
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to Perform Cancer Incidence Study

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to Perform Cancer Incidence Study as recommended by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

One of the recommendations within the recently released report from the Agency for Toxic Substances...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Written Response received from Sterigenics on September 3, 2018

On Friday, August 31, 2018, local, county, and state community leaders sent a written request to Sterigenics International, Inc. encouraging them to cease operations at the Willowbrook facility until proper safeguards are put in place and follow-up qualit...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Letter to Sterigenics asking the company to cease operations

This afternoon, elected leaders sent a letter to Sterigenics asking them to halt operations until further testing can be conducted regarding Ethylene Oxide.

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Update to Village

Dear Willowbrook Community:

 

I would like to follow up on items brought up from last night’s public forum.

 

Village staff is working with our Village attorney on the zoning review and analysis of both Sterigenics facilities in to...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Information from Public Forum

There were several sources of information referred to this evening.

 

The ATSDR provided this fact link:

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/toxsubstance.asp?toxid=133

 

Contact information for the Great Lakes Center for Children’s...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

An important message from Mayor Frank Trilla

I am deeply concerned about a new federal agency report alerting our village to a public health hazard in our community. The Village of Willowbrook was notified of hazardous emissions in the air from Sterigenics International, Inc., located at 830 Midway ...

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USDHHS Report
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Willowbrook Police Department - Emergency Alerting & Notification System

Dear Residents,

The Willowbrook Police Department wants you to be safe and informed during emergencies in our area. These may include public safety threats, dangerous weather, water main breaks and traffic advisories. Information is key, and we strongly...

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Sign up for Emergency Notifications
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Willowbrook - Federal Court Dismisses Second Amendment Challenge to Village Zoning Decision

On June 6, 2018, Federal District Court Judge Charles Kocoras dismissed a federal lawsuit challenging the Village’s decision to deny a rezoning request which would have allowed a 31,000 square foot indoor shooting range at 79th Street and Fronta...

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Full Court Decision


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