Some Relieved At Temporary Shutdown Of Waukegan Medline Plant, Others Wonder Why They Didn't KnowSome Waukegan residents were breathing a sigh of relief on Tuesday, after a nearby plant that emits a potentially cancer-causing chemical shut down – for now.
Medline Temporarily Halting Operations In Waukegan As It Works To Comply With Emissions RulesMedline is temporarily halting operations at its medical sterilization plant in Waukegan as it works to comply with new emissions rules.
Lawsuit: Educators Stricken With Cancer From Sterigenics EmissionsEthylene oxide is used to sterilize about half of all U.S. medical equipment in plants around the country. Experts have known for decades that the toxic gas could be linked to cancers including breast and blood cancers.
Families Turn Out At Waukegan City Council Meeting To Express Worries About Ethylene Oxide At Medline PlantHigh levels of cancer-causing gas have popped in the blood of people living near one plant in Waukegan, and on Monday night, families turned out to voice their concerns to the city council there.
Testing Shows Increased Levels Of Potential Cancer-Causing Gas In Blood Of Residents Near Medline PlantStartling research from the University Of Illinois-Chicago found higher levels of a cancer-causing gas in the blood of some residents living near a plant in Waukegan.
Sterigenics Faces More Lawsuits Alleging Health Problems Caused By Ethylene OxideSterigenics is facing more lawsuits, with two dozen cases filed just this week against the medical sterilization plant.
Sterigenics Giving Up Fight, Plans To Leave WillowbrookSterigenics announced Monday it is giving up its fight to reopen its shuttered medical sterilization facility, and instead will be leaving Willowbrook.
Sterigenics May Reopen After Court Agreement To Drastically Reduce EmissionsSterigenics may reopen following a circuit court agreement reached Friday.
New Lawsuit Blames Sterigenics For Teenage Girl's Near-Lifelong Battles With CancerA teenage girl has been fighting two different cancers much of her life, and her family believes a Willowbrook company emitting a toxic gas in their neighborhood is the cause.
Judge Delays Ruling On Deal That May Allow Sterigenics To Reopen; Court To Allow More Public InputA DuPage County judge on Wednesday delayed ruling on an agreement that might allow Sterigenics to reopen its medical sterilization plant in WIllowbrook, to allow more time for public comment on the deal.
New Matt Haller Law Cracking Down On Cancer Causing Emissions Called Toughest In The NationMatt Haller, 45, died in March from stomach cancer. He was concerned a chemical emitted from a local company may have been to blame. Now a new Illinois law cracking down on cancer causing emissions is being called the toughest in the nation.
Spurred By CBS 2 Investigation, Lawmakers Move Forward In Pushing For Ethylene Oxide Restrictions"My biggest fear is that I won't be around to see my children one day."
What Is Ethylene Oxide? Chemical At Center Of Sterigenics CaseWhat is ethylene oxide, the cancer-causing agent at the center of the Steregenics case?
Authorities Monitoring For Levels Of Cancer-Causing Gas Near Facilities in Waukegan and GurneeAuthorities in Waukegan and Gurnee are monitoring for levels of a cancer-causing gas near two facilities. Residents hope this testing can help protect the health of the community.
Vigil Held For Matt Haller, First Litigant To Pass Away After Filing Lawsuit Against SterigenicsThe man who asked repeatedly for a state investigation into the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook was remembered Saturday at a vigil in Elmhurst.