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Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Illinois

Illinois

Cook County, Illinois has long been considered a “judicial hellhole” by corporate defendants. Until recently, asbestos plaintiffs generally came out ahead when faced with lawsuits from a mesothelioma lawyer.

Recently however, a prominent judge in that jurisdiction has sidelined all asbestos actions in which the plaintiff has not been diagnosed with an asbestos disease nor shows symptoms.

There are two sides to the argument, here. On one hand, virtually everyone on the planet has been exposed to asbestos at some point in their lives. Asbestos diseases (especially mesothelioma) have long latency periods; one who has been exposed to asbestos may not have symptoms today, but could very well develop a disease in years to come.

On the other hand, asbestos diseases are fairly rare among the general population; even among those who worked in industries where asbestos was present, relatively few will actually develop asbestosis if they haven't already, and only a handful will contract mesothelioma.

Asbestos and Industry in Illinois

Illinois is home to some sixty businesses, factories, schools and other institutions that have been sued over asbestos. Most of these are industries commonly associated with asbestos exposure, such as oil refineries (including Amoco, Citgo, Mobil, Shell and Standard) and numerous power stations. Another location is the Great Lakes Naval Base. Oddly, one named defendant has been the soft drink manufacturer, PepsiCo.

Although asbestos is not used in any phase of soft drink production, the fact is that PepsiCo – like virtually all large corporations in the world today – has been busily engaging in mergers and acquisitions, buying up companies that have nothing to do with soft drinks, such as defense contractors and media companies. In their eagerness to expand, those who arrange such deals often forget that when one company takes over another, the former acquires not only the latter's assets, but its liabilities as well – including any current, pending or subsequent judgments.

Asbestos is also to be found in many of the state's older buildings as well as its infrastructure. Asbestos was even found in some public water systems because of the asbestos cement used to manufacture water pipes between the 1930s and 1970s.

However, there is no naturally-occurring asbestos formations anywhere within the state of Illinois.

Illinois Asbestos Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the population of Illinois was 12.8 million. During the preceding two decades, there were 1,731 casualties attributed to asbestos diseases.

Although mesothelioma is much rarer than asbestosis, there were three times as many cases of the former than of the latter. The reasons may be attributable to two factors:

  1. Mesothelioma is not usually diagnosed at mesothelioma clinics until its later stages, when it is virtually untreatable.
  2. Amphibole asbestos, implicated in asbestos cancer, was far more commonly used than the chrysotile asbestos that causes asbestosis. This includes tremolite, which was not itself commercially used, but was a common contaminant of other products.

Illinois Cities Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Illinois where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Illinois, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Illinois Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the Jobsites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these Jobsites could put them at risk for developing one of the following asbestos related diseases: malignant mesothelioma (a terminal cancer), asbestos related lung cancer, or asbestosis.

Anna

  • Anna State Hospital
  • Choate Mental Health and Develop
  • Fruit Growers Refining and Power Company
  • Union City Tract'N and Power Company

Argo

  • CFC International
  • Corn Products Company
  • Gatx Terminal

Baldwin

  • Baldwin Power Plant
  • Baldwin Power Station
  • Baldwin Steam Plant
  • Dynegy Power Corp
  • Illinois Power Company
  • Illinova Power Marketing Inc
  • Reabody Coal Company
  • Sprinkman Sons Corp

Bartonville

  • Allied Mills, Inc
  • Amerencilco
  • Bartonville Grade School
  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • Continental Grain
  • Edwards Station
  • Keystone Steel & Wire

Batavia

  • Furnsa Electric Company
  • Metal Dross Corporation
  • National Accelator Lab
  • Van Nortwick Paper Company
  • Western Paper Bag Company

Bedford Park

  • Corn Products International
  • General American Tank Storage Terminals
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M)
  • Moroney John J & Company
  • Viskase Company

Belleville

  • Belleville Area College
  • Belleville East High School
  • Building Products
  • Carling Brewery
  • Excelsior Foundry
  • Illinois American Water
  • Illinois Power
  • J. C. Penny Building
  • Kenneth Wild Concrete Company
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace School
  • Rust Company, Inc.
  • Saint Clair County Courthouse
  • Saint Elizabeth Hospital
  • Scott Air Force Base
  • St Clair County Gas and Electric Company
  • St. Theresa's Church
  • Wonder Bread

Belvidere

  • Belvidere Distilling Company
  • Belvidere Screw and Machine Company
  • Chrysler Corp
  • Dean Milk Company
  • Highland Hospital
  • J.W. Lyon, Mayor
  • Midwest Pak Inc.
  • National Gray Iron Foundry
  • Paulson Heating Company
  • R and D Thiel Inc
  • Shield Ware Inc.

Benton

  • First Bank Building
  • Franklin County Mining Company
  • Franklin Hospital
  • Industrial Plumbing & Heating
  • Petroff Packing Company

Bradley

  • Aventis Behring
  • Bunge Corp
  • Krolhler Manufacturing Company
  • Swift & Company

Cairo

  • Burkhart Manufacturing Company
  • Cairo and St. Louis Railway
  • Cairo Power Plant
  • Cairo Railway and Light Company
  • Cairo Water Company
  • E.L. Bruce Company
  • Missouri Cotton Oil Company
  • Singer Manufacturing Company
  • Solomon Terry

Calumet City

  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • Swift & Company
  • United Chemical and Organic Products Company
  • Wilson and Company

Canton

  • Canton Gas and Electric Company
  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • Graham Hospital
  • International Harvester Company
  • P and O Manufacturing Inc
  • Parlin and Orendorff
  • Peoples Gas and Electric Light Company
  • United Electric Coal Company

Carbondale

  • Arena
  • Brush Towers
  • Frick Plumbing and Heating
  • General Classroom Building
  • Residence Halls #35 To 39
  • Southern Illinois University
  • United States Wildlife Commission
  • Wood Preserving Company

Carol Stream

  • Tri Star Metals

Centralia

  • Centralia Powerhouse
  • First Christian Church
  • Hollywood Brands, Inc.
  • Illinois Central Railroad Company
  • Illinois Central Railroad Company
  • Institution For Mentally Retarded
  • Murray Childrens Center
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America
  • Texas-Illinois Natural Gas Pipe Line Company
  • Warrn D. Murray Children's Center

Champaign

  • Abbott Labs
  • Abbott Power Plant
  • Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company
  • Danville Urbana and Champaign Railway
  • Herman M. Adler Clinic
  • Humko Oil Plant
  • Humko Oil Plant
  • Kraft Foods New Plant
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • R. H. Bishop
  • Smith and Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Swift & Company
  • University of Illinois
  • Urbana and Champaign Railway Gas and Electric Company
  • Urbana and Champaign Street Railway Company
  • Weller's Community Homes

Clearing

  • Arkell Safety Bag Company
  • Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company
  • General Printing Ink Corporation
  • National Aluminate Corporation
  • U.S. Steel
  • Visking Corp
  • Witco Corp

Clinton

  • Clinton Gas Company
  • Clinton Nuclear Power Plant
  • Clinton Power Station
  • Clinton Power Station
  • Clinton Powerhouse
  • Illinois Central Railroad Company
  • Revere Copper & Brass Company

Coffeen

  • Amerenenergy Generating
  • Central Illinois Power Station
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Coffeen Power Station
  • Coffeen Powerhouse
  • Consolidated Coal Company, Inc.

Collinsville

  • Collinsville Electric Company
  • Glidden Company
  • Lumaghi Coal Company
  • Schuck Apartments
  • Southern Illinois Light and Power Company
  • St Louis Smelting and Refining Company

Cordova

  • 3M
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Cordova Powerhouse
  • Nitrin Chemical Corporation
  • Nitrin Gas Company
  • Quad Cities
  • Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station
  • Sargent and Lundy

Crystal Lake

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Pure Oil Company

DeKalb

  • Algus Packaging Inc
  • American Steel and Wire Company
  • California Packing Corp
  • De Kalb Electric Company
  • Dekalb Hospital
  • Dekalb Sycamore and Electric Company
  • Elwood Wire and Nail Company
  • Gable Hall
  • Greenacre Cleaners
  • Jacob Haish and Company
  • Jacob Haish Company
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Rudolph Wurlitzer Company
  • Wurlitzer Company

Dixon

  • Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Demolition Pit Green River Ord Plant
  • Dixon Correctional Center
  • Dixon Power and Lighting Company
  • Dixon State School
  • Medusa Portland Cement Company
  • Northern Illinois Utilities Company
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • Raynor Manufacturing Company
  • Reynolds Wire Company
  • Sandusky Portland Cement Company
  • Sargent and Lundy

Dolton

  • Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
  • Hales & Hunter
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp
  • Tetco Metal Products Company

Duquoin

  • Freeman Fidelity Mine #11
  • Peabody Coal Company
  • Phelps Dodge Corp
  • Truax-Traer Coal Company
  • United Electric Coal Company

East Alton

  • Alton Dry Cleaning
  • Alton Memorial Hospital
  • Alton Powerhouse
  • Equitable Power
  • Federal Steel
  • Illinois Power Company
  • Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • Western Cartridge Company
  • Wood River Power Station

East Chicago

  • American Steel
  • Cities Service Oil Company
  • E.B. Lanman Company
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
  • General American Transportation Corporation
  • Graver Construction Company
  • Harbison-Walker Refractories Company
  • Imperial Electric Company
  • Inland Steel Company
  • Linde Air Products Company (Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation)
  • LTV Steel
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • Sinclair Oil Refinery - Powerhouse
  • Socony Mobil Oil Company
  • Standard Forging
  • U.S. Gypsum Corporation
  • U.S. Reduction
  • Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company

East Peoria

  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • East Peoria Heating Plant
  • General Insulation & Roofing Company
  • Silver St Team Track
  • Wallace Station

Edwardsville

  • Bell Telephone
  • Edwardsville High School
  • Hamlin Casting Corp
  • Madison County Courthouse
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Wagner Electric

Elk Grove Village

  • Clingan Steel, Inc.

Ellis

  • Commonwealth Edison Company

Elmhurst

  • Black-Top Roads Company
  • Dramm Greenhouse
  • Economy Plumbing & Heat
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital of Dupage County
  • Peoples Coal

Elwood

  • Army Munitions Plant
  • Elwood Ordnance Plant
  • SNG Plant
  • Stepan Chemical Company
  • U. S. Rubber Company

Evanston

  • A.C. Nielsen Company
  • Bacon Building
  • Central Heating Plant
  • Central Utility Plant
  • Clayton Mark & Company
  • Evanston Central Utilities Plant
  • Evanston Electric Illuminating Company
  • Evanston Heating Company
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Evanston Township High School
  • Evanston Water Works
  • Evanston YMCA
  • First Congregational Church
  • First Methodist Episcopal Church
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Illinois Brick Company
  • Kendall College
  • King Lab School
  • Korhumel Steel
  • Lincolnwood School
  • National Biscuit Company (NABISCO)
  • Nelson Laundry and Dry Cleanign System Inc.
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern Unversity
  • Pick-Georgian
  • Shure Brothers Inc.
  • Southwestern University
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Washington National Life Insurance
  • Westminster Presbyterian Home
  • Yaryan Ht. and Lighting. Company

Federal

  • Alton Box Board and Paper Company
  • Federal Lead Company
  • Laclede Steel Company
  • Wood River Power Station

Galesburg

  • Alton Brick Company
  • Arbuckle Ryan and Company
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Butler Manufacturing Company
  • Christy Coal
  • Gale Products
  • Galesburg Light and Power Company
  • Galesburg Malleable Company
  • Galesburg Paving Brick Company
  • Galesburg Railway Light and Power Company
  • Galesburg Soy Products Company
  • Gates Rubber Company (Armstrong Rubber)
  • Illinois Power Company
  • Knox College
  • Magic Chef Admiral Division
  • May Company
  • Midwest Manufacturing Company
  • Purington Paving Brick Company

Geneva

  • Chas. Pope Glucose Company
  • Community High School
  • Geneva Modern Kitchens
  • Pope Glucose Company
  • Structural Clay Products

Grand Tower

  • Amerenenergy Generating
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Grand Tower Powerhouse
  • Middle West Utilities Company

Hartford

  • Amoco Oil Refinery
  • Anlin Company
  • Chemetco
  • Clark Oil & Refining Company
  • International Shoe Company
  • National Marine Service
  • Sinclair Oil Refinery
  • Wood River Oil & Refinery Company

Harvey

  • Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • American Stove Company
  • Austin Manufacturing Company
  • Bellaire Stamp Company
  • Buda Company
  • Chistin Manufacturing Company
  • G.M. Clark and Company Div
  • Harris Hub Bed and Spring
  • Hi-Hard Rolls
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital
  • Ingalls-Shepard Forging Company
  • Maremont Corporation
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • Whiting Corporation
  • Wyman Gordon Company

Havana

  • Crescent Forge & Shovel Company
  • Dana Corporation
  • Dynegy Power Corp
  • Harvest Brands
  • Havana Powerhouse
  • Illinois Power Company
  • Lacey Drainage & Levee District
  • Metanzes Drainage & Levee District

Hennepin

  • Hennepin Power Station
  • Jones and Laughlin Steel Company

Henry

  • B F Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Blaw-Knox Company
  • Goodrich Chemicals Company

Herrin

  • Federal Wire Mill Corp
  • Freeman Coal Mining Company
  • Herrin High School
  • Norge Company
  • Pond Creek Coal Company
  • Robert Dick Coal Company

Highland Park

  • Deerfield Shields Township High School
  • Elm Place School
  • Gray Electric Company
  • Highland Park High School
  • Highland Park Hospital
  • Moran Plumbing & Heating
  • North Shore Electric Company

Hillsboro

  • American Zinc Company of Illinois
  • Commercial & Residential Construction
  • Hillsboro Electric Light and Power Company
  • Hillsboro Glass
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Southern Illinois Light and Power Company

Hinsdale

  • Hinsdale Hospital
  • International Harvester
  • Village of Hinsdale

Hoopeston

  • Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Hoopeston Electric Light and Heating Company
  • Hoopeston Foods Inc
  • Illinois Canning Company
  • John Deere Vermilion Works
  • Pillsbury Mill

Hutsonville

  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Hutsonville Powerhouse

Illiopolis

  • Borden Chemical Company
  • Munition Plant

Joppa

  • Electric Energy Inc.
  • Joppa Generating Station
  • Joppa Powerhouse
  • Joppa Steam Electric Station
  • Missouri Portland Cement Company

Kewanee

  • American Standard
  • Bennison Building
  • Consolidated Light and Power Company
  • Kewanee Light and Power Company
  • Kewanee Public Service Company
  • Kewanee Sewage District Plant
  • Mechanical Insulation Company
  • Walworth Company
  • Western Tube Company

Kincaid

  • Commonwealth Edison Plant
  • Dominion Energy Inc
  • Kincaid Powerhouse
  • Middlewest Utilities Company of Illinois

LaSalle

  • Carl Prussing Cement Works
  • Carus Chemical Company Inc
  • Carus Chemical Company Inc
  • Chicago Portland Cement Company
  • German America Port. Cement Company
  • German American Portland Cement Works
  • Illinois Cement Company
  • Lasalle Cement
  • LaSalle Generating Station
  • Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company
  • Marquette Cement Manufacturing. Company
  • Mattiessen Hegeler Zinc Company
  • Northern Illinois Light and Tract Company
  • Northern Illinois Light and Traction
  • Utica Cement Company
  • Westclox Div. of Gen. Time Corporation
  • Western Clock Company

Lawrenceville

  • Indian Refining Company
  • Lawrenceville Works
  • Nitco Chemical Company
  • Texaco Oil Refinery
  • Texas Company
  • Witco Chemical Plant

Libertyville

  • Allied Mills
  • Anchor Coupling Company
  • Berggreen-Traynor
  • F.E. Mcfarland
  • Mcfarland Greenhouse
  • Morton Manufacturing Company

Lincoln

  • Central Illinois Electric & Gas Company
  • Farm Colony Boiler Plant
  • Grain Elevator
  • Illinois Public Utility Company
  • Lincoln China Factory
  • Lincoln Development Center
  • Lincoln Glass
  • Lincoln Memorial Hospital
  • Lincoln State School
  • Lincoln Water and Light Company
  • Logan Correctional Center
  • Lynn & Fink
  • Odd Fellows Orphans Home
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass
  • Ppg Industries
  • State of Illinois

Litchfield

  • American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Company
  • American Radiator Company
  • Automotive Controls Corp
  • D.L. Wing and Company
  • Echlin Manufacturing
  • Litchfield Milling Company
  • Weatherproof Company

Lockport

  • H. S. Mccray
  • Lockport Powerhouse
  • Material Service Division
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • Texaco Oil Refinery

Madison

  • American Car and Foundry. Company
  • American Steel and Wire
  • Barber Asphalt Paving Company
  • Cerro Copper
  • Clark Oil
  • Commercial & Residential Construction
  • Commonwealth Steel
  • Conalco
  • Consolidated Aluminum Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Dow Metal Products Company
  • Fox Industries
  • Helubacher Forge and Rolling Mills Corporation
  • Johns-Manville
  • Madison Div
  • Moss Tie
  • National Container Corporation of Illinois
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Phelps Dodge Aluminum Madison Div
  • Spectrulite Consortium Inc
  • T.A. Snider Preserve Company

Mapleton

  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Baird Chemical Ind., Inc.
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Girdler Corp
  • Goldschmidt Chemical Corp

Marion

  • American Creosoting Company
  • Baldwin Powerhouse
  • Bank of Marion
  • Fisher Body
  • Illinois Ordnance Plant
  • Marion High School
  • Marion Powerhouse
  • Mcandrews Stadium
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation - Ordill Works
  • Southern Illinois Power Cooperative
  • Southern Industrial Insul. Company
  • U S Penitentiary

Marseilles

  • Becker Industries
  • Certain-Teed Production Corporation
  • General Roofing Company
  • Nabisco Brands Inc
  • National Buscuit Company Plant
  • National Phosphate Corp
  • Nbr. 64 Block Plant
  • Prymeland Development
  • W D Boyce

Mascouth

  • A T & T
  • Bank of Mascouth
  • Green Street School
  • Mascouth Herald
  • Methodist Church

Mattoon

  • A & K Midwest Insulation
  • C.C.C. and St. L. Railway Company
  • Central Illinois Construction Company
  • Cleveland Cinti. Chicago and St. Louis Railway
  • General Electric
  • Mattoon City Railway Company
  • New York Central System

Maywood

  • American Can Company
  • Hines Hospital
  • Loyola Medical Center
  • Maywood Park Trotting Association
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • Norton Brothers
  • Proviso West H.S.

Mendota

  • Conoco Oil Refinery
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Illinois Northern Utilities Company
  • Mendota Light and Heat Company

Meredosia

  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Illinois Public Service Company
  • Meredosia Powerhouse
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Scott County Drainage and Levee District

Moline

  • B.P.O.E. Club
  • Barnard and Leas Manufacturing Company
  • Board of Education
  • City of Moline City Water Works
  • Clinton Corn Processing Company
  • Deere & Company
  • Deere and Mansur Plant
  • Deere Company
  • Frank Foundries Corp
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power
  • Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company
  • John Deere Plow Works
  • John Deere Wagon Works
  • John Deere Wiman
  • Le Claire Hotel
  • May Company
  • Mccoy & Son Heating & Cooling
  • Moline Furniture Company
  • Moline High School
  • Moline Iron Works
  • Moline Public Hospital
  • Moline Rock Island Manufacturing Company
  • Mutual Wheel Company
  • Peoples Power Company
  • Quad City Die Casting Company
  • Republic Iron and Steel Company Plant
  • Rock Island County
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • Sioux City Eng. Works.
  • Strombeck Manufacturing
  • Tama
  • Taylor Insulation Company
  • Woodrow Wilson Hi School

Morton

  • Caterpillar
  • Libby Mcneill & Libby
  • Libby's Canning
  • Morton Light Heat and Power

Morton Grove

  • Baxter Laboratories Inc
  • Bell & Gossett Company
  • California Paperboard Corp
  • Crane Packing Company
  • H.M. Harper Company
  • Indeck Power Equipment
  • North Shore Research and Off
  • Platz Wholesale Florists
  • Travenol Labs, Inc.
  • Victor Comptometer

Mossville

  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Midwestern Equipment

Mount Carmel

  • Bermet Craft and Kauffman Milling Company
  • Bernet Craft and Kauffman Millg Company
  • Big Four Railway Company
  • Mt. Carmel Public Utility Company
  • New Electric Company
  • T.A. Snider Preserve Company

Mount Prospect

  • C. Bruning Company
  • Charles Bruning Company
  • Kellen Greenhouse
  • Kellens Florists
  • Prospect High School
  • Randhurst Shopping Center

Naperville

  • Kroehler Manufacturing Company
  • National Biscuit Company
  • North Central College
  • St. Raphael School
  • Standard Oil

National Stock Yards

  • Agric Chemical Divn.
  • Swift & Company

Niles

  • E.B. Dick Company
  • Mid-Wesco Permi-Pipe
  • Northwestern Industrial Piping
  • St. Andrews Old Peoples Home

Normal

  • Illinois State University
  • Media Services
  • Metcalf Metcalf School
  • Schroeder Hall Annex Schroeder Hall
  • Stevenson Hall

North Chicago

  • Abbot Laboratory
  • Chicago Hardware & Foundry Company
  • Cranberry Cannecs, Inc
  • Deep Freeze Div Motor Products Corp
  • Fansteel Metallurgical Corp
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Great Lakes Naval Base
  • Great Lakes Training Center
  • North Chicago Plant
  • North Chicago Refiners & Smelters, Inc.
  • Tantulum Company
  • United States Naval Training Station

North Lake

  • Beatrice Foods Company
  • Burny Brothers Inc.
  • Entenmann's
  • Internatinoal Paper Company Container Div
  • Zenith Radio Corporation

Northbrook

  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Culligan Inc
  • Flinn & Dreffein Engineering Company
  • Glenbrook Northhigh School
  • Hanson Scale Company
  • Underwriters Laboratories, Inc

Northfield

  • New Trier Township High School
  • Stepan Chemical Company

Oak Park

  • Bon Villa Apartments
  • Chicago Suburban Light and Power Company
  • Northwestern Gas Light and Coke Company
  • Oak Park Constn Company
  • Oak Park Hospital
  • Oak Park Yaryan Company
  • Oak Park Ymca
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • River Forest High School
  • West Suburban Hospital

Oakwood

  • Illinois Power Company
  • Oakwood Powerhouse
  • Vermillion Powerhouse

Park Ridge

  • Lutheran General Hospital
  • Lutheran Memorial Hospital
  • Park Ridge Board of Education
  • Park Ridge Elementary School
  • Suburban Home Laundry
  • Terry Foods Incorporated

Pekin

  • American Commercial Alcohol Corporation
  • American Distilling Company
  • Caterpillar
  • Chickasaw Wood Products Company
  • Citizen Gas and Electric Company
  • Citizens Gas and Electric Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Corn Products Refining Company
  • Globe Distillery
  • Kreigsman Transfer Storage Company
  • Liberty Yeast Corp
  • Midwest Generation
  • Midwest Solvents
  • Pekin Cooperage Company
  • Pekin Corn Products
  • Pekin Energy Corp
  • Pekin Memorial Hospital
  • Pekin Paperboard Company
  • Pekin Public Hospital
  • Powerton Powerhouse
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Service Refractories
  • Standard Brands Inc
  • Standard Distilling and Distributing Company Globe Distillery

Peru

  • Illinois Zinc Company
  • Maze W H Company
  • Peoples Hospital
  • St. Bedes Gymnasium
  • Star Union Products Company

Pullman

  • Griffin Wheel Company
  • Pullman Palace Car Company
  • Rolling Mill
  • Union Foundry and Pullman

Quincy

  • Adm Quincy
  • American Strawboard Company
  • Beat E Plumbing & Heating Company
  • Blessing Hospital
  • Can-Am Industries
  • Celotex
  • Central Fibre Products Company
  • Dick Brothers Brewing Company
  • Economy Mechanical Industrial
  • Electric Wheel Company
  • Gardner-Denver Corp
  • Heidbreder Brothers
  • Hygrade Food Products Corporation
  • Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Home
  • Independent Light and Power Company
  • Moorman Manufacturing
  • North Star Egg Case Company
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Quincy Gas Electric and Heating. Company
  • Quincy Senior High School
  • Quincy Soybean Company
  • Thompson Houston Electric Light and Power Company
  • Titan Wheel International
  • Weis Papermill Company

Rantoul

  • Chanute Air Force Base
  • Chanute Field
  • Department of Air Force
  • Rantoul Air Force Base

Riverdale

  • ACME Metals
  • Aluminum Company of America
  • Charles Pope
  • Hales and Edwards Company
  • Hales and Hunter Company
  • Hales Elevator Company
  • Interlake Steel Corp
  • Interlake, Inc.
  • Owens Corning Fiberglass
  • S&W Manufacturing Company

Robinson

  • Bechtel Power
  • Case Manufacturing Company
  • Cumberland Oil
  • D.W. Franchot
  • E. Constantin Company
  • George & Wrather Oil Company
  • Lincoln Oil Refining Company
  • Marathon Oil Illinois
  • Marathon Oil Refinery
  • National Supply Company
  • Ohio Oil Company
  • Red Fern Corporation Homco
  • Robinson-Illinois Refinery
  • Sc Yingling Oil Company
  • Tidewater Associated Oil Company
  • Victor Dana Company
  • Victor Gasket
  • Wabash Refining Company

Rochelle

  • Aunt Mary's Yarns and Crafts
  • California Packing Corp
  • Caron International Inc
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Kraft Foods
  • Mech Store Room
  • Morgan Dyeing and Bleaching Company
  • Rochelle Company Gen Plant
  • Rochelle Muni Utilities
  • Rochelle Powerhouse
  • Rochelle Rose Company
  • Swift & Company

Rock Falls

  • Armour & Company
  • Central Box Board Company
  • Illinois Strawboard Paper Corporation
  • Keystone Works
  • Mott Bros. Company
  • Northwestern Steel & Wire
  • Rock Falls Box Board Company
  • Russell, Burdsall and Ward Bolt and Nut Company

Rockdale

  • American Refractories Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company, Joliet Power Station
  • Navy Department Bureau Yard and Docks
  • R.O.W. Window Company
  • United States Navy Department.

Romeoville

  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Midwest Generation
  • Romeoville Powerhouse
  • Will County Power Station

Rosiclare

  • Alcoa Mining Company
  • Rosiclare Lead and Fluor Spar Mines

Roxana

  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Republic Steel
  • Roxana Petroleum Corp
  • Shell Oil Refinery
  • Tosco Wood River Refinery

Saint Charles

  • Administration Building Iyc Valley View
  • Chronicle Publishing Company
  • Dukane Corporation
  • Moline Malleable
  • St. Charles Country Club
  • St. Charles School District
  • St. Charles School For Boys

Salem

  • Ashland Oil & Refinery Company
  • Bradford Supply Company
  • Cascade Refining Company
  • City Light Plant

Sandwich

  • Electric Plant
  • Michigan Wisconsin Pipe Line Company
  • New Idea
  • Sandwich Manufacturing Company

Sesser

  • Inland Steel Coal Mine
  • Inland Steel Company
  • Old Ben Coal
  • Sesser, Ill
  • Southern Gem Coal Corp

Silvis

  • Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company
  • John Deere & Company
  • John Deere Foundry
  • United Light and Power Company

Sommer

  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • Cilco - Edwards Station Construction
  • Edwards Station
  • Illinois Light Company

South Chicago

  • Acme Steel
  • American Smelting and Refining Company
  • B and O Railroad Company
  • By Products Coke Corp
  • Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation
  • Cement Plant
  • Federal Furnace Company
  • Fieldhouse Dutcher and Belden
  • Hart and Cooley Manufacturing Company
  • Illnois Steel Company
  • Interlake Iron Corporation
  • Iroquois Iron Company
  • Lehigh Valley Coal Sales Company
  • Ltv Republic Steel
  • Pittsburgh Steel
  • Pollak Steel Company
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Semet Solvay Company
  • South Chicago City Railway
  • South Chicago Furnace Company
  • South Chicago Works
  • U.S. Steel Corporation
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company

Sterling

  • Armour & Company
  • Dillon Griswold Wire Company
  • Keystone Manufacturing Company
  • National Manufacturing Company
  • Newest Steel and Wire
  • Northwestern Steel & Wire Company
  • Simpson Powelson Lumber
  • Sterling Commer. Steel Ball
  • Sterling Dixon and Estrn Railway

Stickney

  • Chicago Sanitary District
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Dewey & Almy Chemical Company
  • Florida Crushed Stone
  • Metropolitan Sanitary District
  • Ridgeland Powerhouse
  • Sanitary District of Chicago
  • West Southern Sewage Treatment Works

Sycamore

  • Anaconda Wire and Cable Company
  • Essex Wire Corp
  • Ideal Industries
  • Sycamore Systems
  • Turner Corporation

Taylorville

  • Ahlstrom Industrial Holdings
  • Allied Mills Inc
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Continental Grain Company
  • Hopper Paper Company
  • Manson Machine Company
  • Taylorville Light Heat and Power Company

Tuscola

  • Bell & Zoller Coal
  • Cabot Corp
  • Illinois Power
  • Millennium Petrochemical Inc.
  • National Distillers and Chemical Corporation
  • National Distillers Corps.
  • National Distillers Products Corporation
  • National Petro Chemicals Company
  • U.S. Industrial Chemical Corporation
  • U.S.I. Chemical

Urbana

  • Abbott Powerhouse
  • Carle Memorial Hospital
  • Cleveland Cinti Chicago and St Louis Railway Company
  • University of Illinois

Venice

  • Ameren Ue
  • Celotex Company
  • Terminal Power Company
  • Union Electric Company
  • Union Electric Power Company
  • Venice Generating Station
  • Venice Powerhouse

Washington Park

  • Allied Chemical
  • C & D Design Engineering Company
  • General Chemical
  • Harding Ditch Highway
  • Walworth Company

West Chicago

  • American Potash & Chemical Corporation
  • Campbell Soup
  • Chicago Crossing Company
  • General Mills
  • Modern Steel & Treat Company
  • Prince Crossing Farm
  • Union Tool Company

Wheeling

  • Economy Mechanical Industrial
  • Ekco Foil Container Corp
  • Indeck Power Equipment Company
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Wabash Power & Equipment Company
  • Warwick Furnace Company
  • Warwick O H Company

Will County

  • Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant

Willow Springs

  • Argonne Laboratory Powerhouse
  • Argonne Powerhouse
  • Buick Jet Engine Plant
  • Fisher Body
  • General Motors
  • M. J. Corboy Corporation

Wilmette

  • Edens Executive Center Building
  • Village of Wilmette
  • Weeks Dining Room

Wilmington

  • Celotex Corporation
  • Northern Illinois Coal Company
  • Orenda Corportation
  • Philip Carey Manufacturing Company
  • Prairie Pipe Line Company
  • Stonebridge Paper Company

Winnetka

  • Indian Hills Tea Room
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • New Trier Township High School
  • Winnetka Village Elec System

Wood River

  • American Oil Company
  • Anlin Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Clark Oil Company
  • Equilon Illinois
  • Federal Lead Company
  • Illinois Power Company
  • M. W. Kellogg Company
  • Record Incorrect
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Shell Petroleum Corporation
  • Sinclair Oil Refinery
  • Standard Oil Company of Indiana
  • Union Tank Car
  • William M Bedell Achievement
  • Wood River Oil & Refinery Company
  • Wood River Powerhouse
  • Wood River Refinery
  • Wood River Township Hospital

Woodstock

  • Alemite Die Casting and Manufacturing Div
  • Alexite Die Casting
  • Auto Lite
  • Bauske Brothers and Hinner
  • Borden Company
  • Morton Chemical Company
  • Otto Bauske & Hinner
  • Woodstock Die Casting
  • Woodstock High School

Zion

  • Alpine Builders
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • East Zion Industrial
  • Marshall Field and Company
  • Warwick Manufacturing Corp
  • Zion Aluminum Corporation
  • Zion Industries Inc.
  • Zion Lace Industries
  • Zion Nuclear Power Station

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Illinois. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


Galter Pavilion
675 North St. Clair, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099


Naperville Campus
120 Spalding Drive, Suite 111
Naperville, IL 60540


University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Mesothelioma Doctors in Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Illinois. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Michael J. Liptay
Rush University Cancer Center
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153

Dr. Philip D. Bonomi
Rush University Cancer Center
Section of Medical Oncology
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Illinois

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

Asbestos Related News in Illinois

Chicago Public Schools Ignoring Asbestos Problem

Reports show Chicago Public Schools is not removing all of its asbestos, endangering students, teachers, and others with mesothelioma and other deadly diseases.

Asbestos Abatement Starts at Pillsbury Mills Plant

Cleanup crews have begun asbestos abatement work at the abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant in Springfield, Illinois.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Sources

Associated Press. "Federal Mogul Settlement Unravels." Boston Globe, 1 October 2007.

Krstev, S. et al. "Mortality Among Shipyard Workers: A Retrospective Cohort Study." Occupational and Environmental Medicine, October 2007.

Sachdev, Armeet. "County's Courts Win Some Breathing Room." Chicago Tribune, 26 March 2007.

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