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Posted on: December 28, 2018

EPA Monitoring and the Government Shutdown

The following communication was received today from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding what impact the government shutdown will have on the air quality monitoring being done in our community.

We have received a number of questions about...Read on...
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Village of Willowbrook Message Regarding Recent Air Monitoring

The Village is committed to communicating with its residents as expeditiously as possible the information we learn. In addition to communicating directly with Village employees regarding the recent testing, we also want to share our overview of the air mo...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Village of Willowbrook Releases Independent Air Monitoring Report

New independent indoor/outdoor air monitoring to test for the presence of ethylene oxide (EtO) in Willowbrook, along with the U.S. EPA’s November 19, 2018 test results release, prompted Mayor Frank Trilla to issue a new request to immediately sh...

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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: January 15, 2019

Gower School District has entered their library program in the 2019 Follett Challenge!

Gower School District has entered their library program in the 2019 Follett Challenge! If awarded one of the prizes, the funds would be used to update book collections in both school libraries. The grand prize is $60,000 and a school visit from a...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Mayor Trilla's 2019 State of the Village Address

Mayor Frank Trilla gave his annual State of the Village Address at the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber meeting held on January 9, 2019. Below is the presentation and narrative of the speech.

2019 State of the Village Address Presentation

Mayor Trilla's Na...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2018

Village of Willowbrook Municipal Election - Lottery Results

The Village of Willowbrook Clerk's Office held a lottery on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. to determine the ballot positions for the upcoming Board of Trustees election. The lottery was held as a result of simultaneous petition filings. The fo...Read on...
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: 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: 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


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