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Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook, Darien ask court to let them sue Sterigenics, along with Illinois

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 14, 2019

With the state of Illinois’ legal gambit to shut down a Willowbrook medical device sterilization facility now back in DuPage County court, two more suburbs - Burr Ridge and Hinsdale - have added their names to the list of municipal governments seeking to join the court action as plaintiffs.

Sterigenics court fight worries health care sector over short-, long-term impacts of effort to restrict EO use

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 9, 2019

As the court fight continues over the fate of Sterigenics’ medical device sterilization plant in Willowbrook, the company and others are working to draw attention to the health care side effects of this and possible further moves by Illinois state officials and lawmakers to further restrict access to the sterilizing agent ethylene oxide.

Judge: Dispute over whether Pritzker broke law in shutting down Sterigenics belongs in state, not federal, court

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 6, 2019

Medical device sterilizer Sterigenics will not find any relief from federal courts, after a federal judge ruled its dispute over Gov. JB Pritzker’s order closing Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility belongs in state court.

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