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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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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 14, 2018

Nicor Meter Modernization

Within the next month, a small, two-way communication device will be installed on the existing natural gas meter at your home or business. This will ensure more timely and accurate billing for all of Nicor's customers. Grid One Solutions letter to custom...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

Full video from EPA Forum now available

The Village has downloaded the video from the August 29 EPA forum and it's available to view NOW!

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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 29, 2018

Streaming Tonight's Forum

The Village of Willowbrook, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, invites residents, village workers and other concerned citizens to attend a public information session regarding emissions at Sterigenics. The forum is scheduled for...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2018

Email/Phone to Submit Questions for Agencies

The Village of Willowbrook, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, invites residents, village workers and other concerned citizens to a public information session Wednesday evening regarding a recent federal report on emissions of e...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2018

Mayor Trilla's Village Board Report August 27, 2018

Since we learned of the federal report, village administrators and I have been working around the clock, conferencing with federal, state and local officials, to try to decipher what this report means. My biggest concern is the health and safety of the re...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Public Forum Wednesday for ATSDR Report

PUBLIC FORUM

 

The Village of Willowbrook, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has planned a public forum for residents, those who work in the village and anyone interested to ask questions regarding the report from the Agenc...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Statement from ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Statement about the Letter Health Consultation Evaluation of Potential Health Impacts for Ethylene Oxide Emissions

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Statement from US EPA

Across the country, U.S. EPA is taking steps to address emissions of ethylene oxide from some types of industrial facilities. EPA is examining these emissions based on the results of the 2014 ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Update from Mayor Trilla

My main concern is the health and safety of our residents and those who work in Willowbrook.

 

For the past several days I have been working non-stop with village trustees and administrators- reaching out to local, state and federal officials, and ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2018

Sunday Update

For the last three days, we have been in constant contact with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and DuPage County health officia...

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Posted on: August 25, 2018

An important update from Mayor Frank Trilla

I wanted to provide you an important update on the federal agency report alerting our village to a public health hazard in our community. The alert was regarding ethylene oxide (EtO) gas emitting from the Sterigenics company here in Willowbrook. ...

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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: August 21, 2018

2018 Garbage Amnesty Days

Mark your calendar — the 2018 Amnesty Day program will be held on Monday, September 24th; Tuesday, September 25th; and Wednesday, September 26th during regularly scheduled collections. 

On your regular garbage pickup date, residents can...

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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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