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DuPage judge OKs Sterigenics consent order; Company can begin regulatory process to reopen Willowbrook plant
A DuPage County judge has signed off on an agreement that would end a court fight over actions taken by the state of Illinois to shut down Sterigenics' Willowbrook medical device sterilization plant over claims the plant emitted an allegedly cancer-causing chemical into the air.
Judge denies suit over IL debt, says court can't rule if lawmakers violated state constitution's 'specific purpose' rule
A judge in Springfield has refused to permit a lawsuit to continue which asserted the state’s constitution never intended to allow the state government from using debt, issued under the state’s bonding authority, to pay for operating expenses. The plaintiff in the case has vowed to appeal, saying the judge reached a wrong and hasty conclusion on the questions at the heart of the dispute.
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Industry groups: Statewide ban on ethylene oxide a 'sledgehammer,' would hurt IL economy, health care
Industry groups say they would oppose statewide ban on use of ethylene oxide, as proposed in new legislation from a suburban state senator, describing a ban as a "sledgehammer approach" that would harm the state economy and the U.S. health care system.
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Acknowledging a new state law was written specifically to target one suburban medical device sterilization plant, a group of state lawmakers have asked a DuPage County judge to reject a deal negotiated between Illinois state officials and Sterigenics to allow the company’s Willowbrook plant potentially to reopen.
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Sterigenics, state reach deal to end lawsuits over Willowbrook facility shutdown, emissions, allow plant to reopen
Medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has secured a path to reopening its plant in suburban Willowbrook, which has remained shuttered since February when state regulators under Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker ordered it closed over pollution concerns, even though the plant never violated the terms of its state operating permit.
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A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has set the stage for a political battle over political gerrymandering and control of the redistricting process. But the decision has left Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats holding the cards.
Drivers in Illinois are paying sharply higher taxes on gas, after the state doubled the tax to pay for transportation-related projects across Illinois. But what qualifies as "transportation-related" spending? A lawsuit vs Cook County now on appeal could answer that question
Attorneys take aim at new work comp law, allowing workers to sue in court and press work comp claims
Criticism, often biting, is following the signing into law of what is being described as a deeply flawed change that will allow workers to sue outside the workers' compensation system.
Pritzker, union say US high court should reject class action attempt vs SEIU over unconstitutional fees
Unions that used a state law which was later declared to be unconstitutional to take millions of dollars from non-union home caregivers who were not employed by the state should not be exposed to the risk of a class action lawsuit to force the union to refund those unconstitutional fees, Illinois’ governor and attorneys for a union said in briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Sterigenics court fight worries health care sector over short-, long-term impacts of effort to restrict EO use
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.