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New IL ethylene oxide law could keep Sterigenics closed, keep new sterilization plans out of state

By Cook County Record | Jun 26, 2019

A new Illinois state law, which contains ethylene oxide regulations without peer anywhere else in the country, could make it all but impossible for a now-shuttered sterilization facility to reopen or for medical device sterilizers to open new plants in the state. And, despite the strict new law, Illinois’ chief legal officer has pledged to continue the state’s legal action to punish Sterigenics, which operated a sterilization plant in Willowbrook.

Supreme Court declines to let Illinois caregivers seek order forcing union to refund fees

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 25, 2019

WASHINGTON , D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an effort by a group of non-union home caregivers to persuade the high court to order unions to refund millions of dollars in fees that they collected from the caregivers under an Illinois state law declared unconstitutional.

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Legal but illegal: How Illinois shut down a company that played by the rules

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 26, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - As of Oct. 29, 2018, a medical sterilization firm called Sterigenics was in full compliance with state and federal regulations over its use of ethylene oxide, a carcinogen. Then on Oct. 30, it wasn’t.

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