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Posted on: December 7, 2018

EPA posts initial 3 days of ambient monitoring around Sterigenics Willowbrook facility

The initial data from U.S. EPA’s air quality monitoring around the Sterigenics Willowbrook facility have been posted. Information about the results, including a link to the interactive map and a link to FAQs about the results, is available at th...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2018

Full Video of November 29th EPA Forum Now Available

Please click on the following link to watch the full video of the Public Forum that was held on November 29, 2018 at Ashton Place.

https://youtu.be/pkckxPBDn3c

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

USEPA Posts Information Packet in Advance of the November 29th Community Meeting

On Friday (11/23), the USEPA posted an Information Packet containing background information on ethylene oxide in Willowbrook.  Below is the link to that information.Read on...

EPA Ethylene Oxide Background Information
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Willowbrook Open House – Exhibitor Tables

Prior to the Willowbrook Community Meeting on November 29, 2018, there will be an Open House event from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Organizations or agencies may request that a table be reserved for them to discuss and share information pertaining to th...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2018

USEPA Reports Discovering an Issue with Previous Ethylene Oxide Monitoring Results

U.S. EPA recently discovered an issue with the way ethylene oxide has been measured.

More information provided below.


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Posted on: November 20, 2018

IEPA/DCHD Send Notices Re: Ground Water Sampling and Testing

Below is an example of the notices that have been sent out by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) regarding sampling and testing of private water wells in the area of Willowbrook, Darien, and ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Willowbrook Completes Indoor/Outdoor Air Sampling, November 16 and 17, 2018

On November 16 and 17, 2018, our air quality consultant, GHD Services, Inc., performed ethylene oxide (EtO) air sampling at eleven (11) discrete locations.  The sampling performed included both indoor and outdoor air sampling.  Below is ...Read on...

Willowbrook Air Sampling Fact Sheet
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 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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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Candidate Filing Period for Consolidated Election Announced

Candidate nomination packets for the three (3) trustee seats that will be on the ballot for the April 2, 2019, Consolidated Election are available for pickup in the Village of Willowbrook, 835 Midway Drive. The filing period for nomination packets for the...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2018

The Village of Willowbrook Joins SolSmart Program

The Village of Willowbrook has taken a new and important step to improve quality of life for residents, spur business development and job creation, and protect the environment by enrolling in SolSmart, a national designation program to make it faster, eas...

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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: 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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