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Bloomington, Illinois

Bloomington is a city in central Illinois, and the County Seat of McLean County. It is the larger of the Bloomington-Normal twin cities, with a population of approximately 64,800. Bloomington offers a well-balanced mix of industry and culture, education and agriculture. The city's economic base includes State Farm Insurance, Electrolux North America, and Beer Nuts, Inc. As well as being home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington offers a range of theatrical and cultural experiences, including the American Passion Play and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Although the land around Bloomington was being settled by the 1820s, the town itself came into being with the creation of McLean County. The legislation allowed for the designation of a county seat, but no site had yet been selected. James Allin offered 60 acres of his own land towards the establishment of the new town, and in 1831, the lots which would become Bloomington sold briskly at auction. At first glance, Bloomington had none of the advantages needed for a successful town - no coal, little timber, no quarry-stone or water transport, nor even a reliable source of drinking water. The residents persevered, and by the 1850s, two developments made growth and industry possible - improved plows and farm equipment, and the arrival of the railroad. Early manufacturing ventures included plow wrights, boilermakers, and the machine shops and construction yards of the Chicago & Alton Railroad. Irish immigrants came to build the railroads and stayed, followed by Germans, and Bloomington continued to grow. The P.H. MaGirl Foundry and Furnace Works began operating in 1903, and was active until at least the 1960s. Over the years, fire and economic slumps have slowed, but not halted Bloomington's advance, and the city continues to expand, attracting new businesses in the fields of healthcare, finance and retailing.

Bloomington's active construction industry and manufacturing roots put the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Bloomington, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Bloomington

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

  • Alton Railroad Company
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Ashland Chemical Company Found
  • Beich Candy Company
  • Bloomington and Normal Railway Electric and Heat Company
  • C Tek Insul Serv
  • Chicago and Alton Railroad
  • Citizens Gas Light and Heating Company
  • City of Bloomington
  • Consumers Heat and Electric Light Company
  • Eureka Williams Corp
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
  • Funk Brothers Seed Company
  • Gulf Mobile Chicago Rr
  • Gulf Mobile Ohio Rr
  • Illinois Power
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Ma Girl Foundry & Furnace
  • Ma Girl Supply Company
  • Madison County Light and Power Company
  • Natural Homes
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp
  • Paul F Beich Candy Company
  • Peoira Bloomington and Champaign Railway Company
  • Ralston Purina Company
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Texas Pipe Line Company
  • Unarco
  • Union Asbestos

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Bloomington, Illinois

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


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

Distance: 99.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Bloomington, 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

Chicago Public Schools Ignoring Asbestos Problem

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