Rauner Administration Delayed Telling Public About Cancer Risk From Sterigenics Plant

The governor’s office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. (AP Photo)
The governor's office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. AP Photo
The governor’s office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. (AP Photo)
The governor's office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. AP Photo

Rauner Administration Delayed Telling Public About Cancer Risk From Sterigenics Plant

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration for months delayed telling Willowbrook residents that toxic air pollution from the local Sterigenics plant likely caused some of the highest cancer risks in the nation, according to a new report from the Chicago Tribune.

The information was kept from the public for about eight months. Sterigenics is owned in part by Rauner’s former private equity firm.

Michael Hawthorne of the Tribune joins the Morning Shift to talk about the report and its possible impact on the upcoming midterm election.

LEARN MORE: Trump and Rauner administrations knew about Sterigenics cancer risks months before telling public (Chicago Tribune 10//26/18)