On March 27, 2023, Tri-State Fire District was notified of a potential hazardous material major response and special alarm at 855 79th St.
After representatives from Tri-State, Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Transportation, DuPage County and Village of Willowbrook responded, it was determined that an oil spill occurred from a private business into a ditch within the State of Illinois Right-of-Way.
The material from the spill was contained within the ditch and did not impact any Village of Willowbrook utilities. Emergency crews were on site within hours to remove the oil and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is currently investigating the matter.
The Village of Willowbrook will conduct a separate investigation regarding the violation of the anti-dumping policy and will enforce the code to its fullest extent.