After CBS 2 Investigators Report, Senator Durbin Calls For Investigation Into SterigenicsCalling this an urgent health crisis, Senator Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday demanded the EPA find a third-party environmental engineering firm to identify a way to reduce emissions.
Growing List Of People Calls For Sterigenics To Shut DownNumerous levels of government -- from mayor to state lawmaker to members of Congress -- on Friday demanded the EPA immediately take action against the Willowbrook sterilization company.
EPA Test Results Show Sterigenics Emitting High Levels Of Cancer-Causing ChemicalFrom the yard signs to their rallying cries, for months some Willowbrook residents have taken aim at Sterigenics, a medical device sterilization company that emits ethylene oxide into the air -- a known cancer-causing chemical.
"Do It With A Smile On Your Face And No Money In Your Pocket": Shutdown Leaves Federal Employees Without PayOn day five of the federal government’s partial shutdown, around 420,000 essential federal employees are still working without pay and many are not at all happy about it.
List Of Communities Asking For Sterigenics To Close GrowsIn a letter, the Western Springs president asks Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for an immediate, temporary shutdown of the facility.
Group Seeks 2nd Hearing On Tainted NW Indiana Site's CleanupThe East Chicago Calumet Coalition Community Advisory Group says many residents didn't have a chance to speak at a November 29 hearing due to a time limit and the cleanup plan's complicated nature.
Sterigenics Dismisses Claims It Emits Cancer-Causing GasThe company cited a recent EPA test, which didn't detect cancer-causing ethylene oxide emissions in the air near homes, schools and parks.
New Pre-Owned Metra Locomotives Contribute to Pollution; CEO Says New Locomotives Too ExpensiveMetra says it’s adding to its aging fleet, but the previously Amtrak-owned locomotives that Metra bought this year are ranked the lowest of the low by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
$19M In Volkswagen Deal To Purchase Cleaner Transit EnginesIllinois is receiving $108 million from Volkswagen's multibillion-dollar settlement after allegations that the automaker sold 60,000 vehicles with software designed to cheat air-quality tests.
EPA Announce Sterigenics Tests On Ethylyne Oxide May Be MisleadingWednesday, the EPA announced that the testing process for the dangerous drug is flawed and another gas can sometimes be mistaken for ethylyne oxide.
'It Causes More Stress' Burnham Residents Upset With Water Rate Hike"Raise it a dollar and nobody would've complained about it. I see greed written all over it."
EPA Turns To Judge For Lead-Testing At 9 NW Indiana HomesExposure to even low levels of lead can permanently damage a child's developing brain, affecting their IQ, ability to pay attention and academic achievement.