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House Minority Leader Jim Durkin did not say that his 2006 diagnosis with a brain tumor was related to the current scandal surrounding Sterigenics, the company accused of allowing the cancer causing chemical Ethylene Oxide, to get out of their facility, a facility in Durkin's hometown, headquartered not far from Durkin's home. What Durkin is saying and loudly is that he wants to make sure Sterigenics doesn't open again without greatly limiting the use of Ethylene Oxide and he wants to make sure the Illinois EPA isn't working toward helping Sterigenics open again without the strict standards put forth in his bill. Reporter Cole Lauterbach has more...