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Aurora, Illinois

Aurora is a city in the Chicago metropolitan area of Illinois. Incorporated in 1845, Aurora occupies an area of nearly 40 square miles on both sides of the Fox River, including Stolp Island in the middle of the River. Aurora was one of the first cities in the country to use all-electric municipal lighting, earning it the nickname "City of Lights". The second largest city in Illinois, Aurora has a population of 157,267. Today, the sprawling city encompasses commercial, residential and retail areas, four historic districts and many cultural attractions, including the historic Paramount Theatre, and the Phillips Park Zoo.

Aurora was settled in 1834 by Joseph McCarty, who camped on the island while traveling West, and decided to stay. With the help of his brother, Samuel, he established the settlement of McCarty Mills. The name was changed to Aurora in 1837, when the first Post Office opened. The McCarty brothers built saw and grist mills on the East Side, which continued to develop as an industrial area, while across the river, the West Side gained a more affluent, professional character. Aurora has thus long had a mostly congenial "East Side-West Side" rivalry, resulting in most of the original public buildings being built on Stolp Island. In the 19th century, immigrants arrived to work in the East Side factories, dominated by the construction yards and repair shops of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Other notable Aurora manufacturers have included: Lyon Workspace Products, The Aurora Silverplate Manufacturing Company, Stephens-Adamson Company, Caterpillar Inc., and Western Wheeled Scraper Works (later Austin-Western Inc.). The railroad yards closed in 1974, starting an economic slide which has recently begun to reverse itself with development of a casino and business parks on the outskirts of the city.

Manufacturing has formed a significant part of Aurora's history, much of it in industries known for use of asbestos-containing materials. We have confirmed numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred, putting workers at risk for mesothelioma cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Aurora, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Aurora, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Aurora

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Aurora where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Abba Manufacturing Company
  • Alba Manufacturing Company
  • Armour Dial
  • Army Reserve Training
  • Aurora Automatic Machine Company
  • Aurora Paper Board Company
  • Aurora Street Railway Company
  • Austin - Western Company
  • C. E. Refractories
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Consolidated Paper Company
  • Copley Memorial Hospital
  • Davis Aurora Company
  • Fiber Container Corporation
  • Forty Eight Insulations, Inc.
  • Fox River Light Heat and Power Company
  • Great Lakes Forge
  • Independent Pneumatic Tool Company
  • Lyon Metal Products
  • M H Detrick Company
  • Madonna H.S.
  • New Process D-Enameling Company
  • Rathbone, Sard and Company
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hosp.
  • Stephens-Adamson Manufacturing
  • Thor Power Tool Company
  • Us Army Dredge Indiana
  • Walker Process Equipment
  • Western Austin Company
  • Western United Gas and Electric Company
  • Western Wheeled Scraper Company
  • Wilker Process Equipment, Inc.
  • William F Jobbins Inc

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Aurora, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Aurora, 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.


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 56.2 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 27.2 miles


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

Distance: 8.6 miles


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

Distance: 36.6 miles


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

Distance: 32.7 miles


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

Distance: 35.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Aurora, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Aurora, Illinois. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

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

Distance: 25.5 miles

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

Distance: 32.7 miles

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

Distance: 32.7 miles

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

Distance: 35.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Aurora, 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.

Asbestos Related News in Illinois

Asbestos Abatement Starts at Pillsbury Mills Plant

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

Pillsbury Mills Plant Partner Faces Indictment For Improper Asbestos Removal

A partner who helped with the demolition of the former Pillsbury Mills plant is facing federal indictment for improper asbestos removal.

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