CHICAGO (CBS) — The man who asked repeatedly for a state investigation into the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook was remembered Saturday at a vigil in Elmhurst.
Hundreds came out to honor Matt Haller, who died of stomach cancer in March. Saturday would have been his 46th birthday.READ MORE: Illinois Moves Into 'Bridge Phase' Of Reopening Friday
Haller wanted everyone to see the pain he was going through, and he was featured in many of CBS 2’s exclusive investigations into ethylene oxide emissions in Willowbrook.
The Environmental Protection Agency ultimately put a seal order on the plant which sterilizes medical equipment.READ MORE: Qinxuan Pan Arrested In Slaying Of Kevin Jiang, Yale Student From Chicago
Haller is survived by his wife Colleen and his son Cullen.
A GoFundMe page has been created to support the Haller family.MORE NEWS: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Nominates Annette Nance Holt As First Black Woman To Serve As City's Fire Commissioner
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