Dear Residents of Willowbrook,
I am incredibly pleased to inform you that tonight, the Illinois Senate passed new legislation that provides substantial restrictions on the use of ethylene oxide in the state of Illinois.
Yesterday morning I joined Senator John Curran in providing testimony before the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee in support of SB 1852. This evening the full Senate voted in favor of the bill 53-0.
This is a joyous day for all those who live and work in Willowbrook!
The pride I have in representing the Village is indescribable. I brought the concerns and fear we have all experienced in the last few months to the hearing yesterday, sitting next to Sen. Curran as he spoke to the committee with care and determination. We took these necessary steps to ensure this bill made it to the Senate floor. After the committee hearing, I had a meeting with Rep. Jim Durkin who told me he spoke to Governor Pritzker Tuesday evening and stressed how vital SB 1852 is.
While we will never be able to erase the shock, anger, and fear we all have lived with since August 22, 2018, today is the day when we can reflect on how the 101st Illinois General Assembly took a significant step towards protecting us and everyone in Illinois.
We look forward to Governor Pritzker signing this bill into law.
Mayor Frank Trilla