The Illinois Senate has passed an important protection plan for victims of sexual harassment in union workplaces. The legislation was sponsored by State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove)...
Legislation designed to address the ethylene oxide crisis is one step closer to becoming law, as the Senate Environment Committee has advanced a bill sponsored by State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove).
“This is an important step as we move forward in addressing the ethylene oxide crisis and preventing similar tragedies in the future...
Illinois’ new Governor outlined his spending plan for the coming year, and a controversial minimum-wage measure has been signed into law.
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“Governor Pritzker has an opportunity to move our state’s budget process in a new and better direction, where all sides are at the table putting a together a balanced, reasonable approach to spending that avoids the mistakes of the past. I do not think the proposal he laid out today does that...
State Senators John Curran and Melinda Bush, joined by Willowbrook residents, unveiled a package of legislation on Tuesday that seeks to address the public health crisis caused by Sterigenics and their release of ethylene oxide into surrounding communities. Curran’s announcement comes after the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA) issued a seal order against Sterigenics last week, which forced them to cease operations...
To combat the bureaucratic and politically-driven redistricting process in Illinois, State Sen. John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) has joined his colleagues from both sides of the aisle in advocating for a fair maps amendment to be added to the ballot for the next statewide election.
Voice your support for getting a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to give you the chance to vote on a new system to draw our legislative maps.
Following the release of the most recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on air testing around the Willowbrook facility, Sterigenics, State Sen. John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) released the following statement.
With nearly 20 years as a trial attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and a long-term commitment to a fair and impartial criminal justice system, State Sen. John F. Curran has been selected to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices.
Continuing his dedicated service to the 41st Senate District, State Sen. John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) was sworn in to his first term as an elected senator on Inauguration Day, Jan. 9 in the Capitol.
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.
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