PUT HOME RULE ON THE BALLOT!

PUT HOME RULE ON THE BALLOT!

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Stop Sterigenics started this petition to Village of Willowbrook

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services notified the Village of Willowbrook on August 21st, 2018 that the company "Sterigenics" has been emitting a highly carcinogenic gas called Ethylene Oxide into the atmosphere.  

Since that report came to light, we have sought to shut Sterigenics down by various means, none of which have worked to date.  

But there is a method we have not tried yet: by getting the Village of Willowbrook to adopt “Home Rule”. 

“Home Rule” gives communities more control in both how they finance and how they run their communities, including the regulation of business permits and licensing.  If Willowbrook had home rule, it could force Sterigenics to leave our community. 

In order to get home rule status, residents of Willowbrook have to vote it in by referendum. 

Have concerns or doubts about the Village adopting home rule?

  • Home rule can be rescinded.  Willowbrook can invoke home rule by referendum and remove Sterigenics and then  voters can rescind it later.  It is not permanent.
  • Surrounding towns such as Darien, Woodridge, Downers Grove, and Oak Brook Terrace have been thriving under home rule. 

BUT TIMING IS CRITICAL.  We need to get the Village Board to put the home rule referendum in by OCTOBER 29th so that it can be on the April 2019 ballot. 

Residents won’t vote on home rule until April. So this provides us with a longer term option to get rid of Sterigenics if they’re still emitting cancerous gas into our air at that time.

 So what do we need to do to get home rule on the ballot?  If you are a resident of Willowbrook, sign this Petition and share it with your neighbors!  But remember: we need to get this Petition in by October 29th, so we must act fast!   

Let’s give the Village of Willowbrook the power to shut down Sterigenics and get them out of our community!

 

 

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