This week, State Senator John Curran, along with hundreds of 47th District residents, attended an open house and community forum held by the U.S. EPA to discuss the Willowbrook facility Sterigenics and its emission of ethylene oxide.
Illinois now has several new laws following the conclusion of the Fall Veto Session, where the General Assembly overrode measures vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Other measures fell short of the 3/5 majority needed in both the Senate and House of Representatives to override the Governor’s vetoes.
In response to the recent discovery that Illinois school districts have hired individuals as school counselors without the proper licensing and certification, State Sen. John F. Curran sponsored an initiative to protect the mental health of students and ensure only licensed school counselors may provide these crucial services.
On November 14, the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee met for a subject matter discussion on the current ethylene oxide emission crisis facing Willowbrook and surrounding communities.
On November 8, State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) welcomed a number of high school students from across the 41st Senate District to his annual Youth Advisory Council, a unique, hands-on opportunity for area students to learn about and experience state government and public policy.
State Sen. John Curran (R-41st District) is commending the Illinois Attorney General and the DuPage County State’s Attorney for filing a lawsuit against Sterigenics, which will provide temporary relief for area residents concerned about the release of ethylene oxide into their communities. At the same time, Curran is reiterating his call for the Illinois Senate to advance his legislation that addresses this critical public health issue.
The following is a statement by Sen. John Curran (R-41st District) regarding today’s report that the United State Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency failed to inform residents in a timely manner about health risks associated with ethylene oxide.
Today I filed legislation in the Illinois Senate, which is an initiative of the Illinois Environmental Council. Their measure, developed in collaboration with Steve Leopoldo of Darien, would protect our air quality by: denying renewed permits for companies found to be emitting ethylene oxide that exceed state and federal levels; while also working to prohibit the eventual use of ALL ethylene oxide in Illinois by 2022. Similar legislation will also be filed in the Illinois House, and I want to thank everyone involved in endeavor for their continued support.
State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) joined Stop Sterigenics today in calling for the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook to cease operations. Curran’s announcement comes as the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), upon his urging, sent a letter to the Illinois Attorney General on Tuesday calling on the facility to close until there are assurances of no elevated risks for cancer.
The following is a statement by State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) regarding the Illinois Senate Environmental and Conversation Committee canceling their planned hearing on ethylene oxide emissions, which was scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
I want to thank the Illinois Attorney General for alerting me to a delay by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA) in turning over information regarding the emissions of Ethylene Oxide from the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook, specifically the annual emissions reports from 1996-2008.
State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) discusses the recently released toxicity report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) regarding Sterigenics International, Inc.
State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) is turning the spotlight to a Homer Glen native, Colin Kaminsky, for balancing his responsibilities as a college student while making a name for himself in the world of racing.
State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin are calling on Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to work with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and take legal action to revoke Sterigenics, Inc. air permit that was issued in 2015.
State Sen. John Curran filed legislation in the Illinois Senate today that seeks to provide greater protections, and require greater communications, to residents in the event of a hazardous air emission leak.
State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) is joining local officials, including House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Willowbrook Mayor Frank Trilla, in calling on Sterigenics International, Inc. to cease operations until further testing is completed.
From Aug. 20 through the early morning hours of Sept. 4, ISP and more than 150 local law enforcement agencies are increasing safety efforts with hundreds of additional patrols to arrest impaired drivers during the Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Motorists are also reminded to “Click It or Ticket.”
The following is a statement by State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) regarding the recent report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) is partnering with House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to host a free Senior Health Fair, bringing together over 60 vendors to provide screenings and helpful information for area seniors.
Recently some residents of Woodridge received an extremely offensive white supremacist/anti-Semitic leaflet. Unfortunately, other neighboring Chicago-area communities have experienced similar incidents in recent weeks. In response, Senator Pat McGuire, Senator John F. Curran, Representative John Connor and Representative David S. Olsen, the Illinois General Assembly members representing the Village of Woodridge, issued the following joint statement
Addressing a growing need in the state of Illinois, State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) sponsored a new law that focused on reducing food waste and helping those in need.
Following his years of advocacy serving on the DuPage County Board, State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) sponsored the long-awaited initiative to consolidate the county’s election commission into the county clerk’s office—signed by the Governor on July 23.
Following the Governor’s announcement naming State Rep. Patti Bellock the new Director for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, State Sen. John Curran released the following statement commending her achievements.
State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove), the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and other suburban lawmakers gathered to urge Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto legislation that makes it easier for large, private water companies to buy municipal water systems at the expense of Illinois taxpayers.
Curran invites all area residents to his upcoming Town Hall, where he will provide an update on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget signed by the Governor, recent legislative action and key topics of discussion in Springfield.
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