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Asbestos Exposure in Chicago Heights, IL

The city of Chicago Heights is located six miles from the Indiana border at the crossroads of the Dixie Highway and Lincoln Highway. Originally named "Thorn Grove" by early farmers who settled there, it was not until the early 1890's that the city was re-named "Chicago Heights" by a group of developers determined to establish the community as an outer-ring industrial suburb. The city quickly became a haven for immigrants from Poland, Ireland, and Italy. Today, the city’s economic and ethnic diversity is reflected in the variety of residential neighborhoods housing over 31,000 residents.

The early developers of Chicago Heights were successful in recruiting large-scale heavy industries such as Inland Steel, and as a result, community growth and development progressed quickly as the influx of immigrants increased. In the 1940s, Chicago Heights factories worked around the clock to produce steel, chemical, and war materials of every kind. Established nearly a century ago, Chicago Heights Steel is the only special market mill in the United States that rolls billet and rail steel. Because of their success, Chicago Heights Steel employed a large number of people over the years. In the 1970s, a change in retail patterns threatened the commercial center of Chicago Heights, and heavy manufacturing employment became less reliable. It was not until the prosperity of the 1990s that Chicago Heights' industrial base was again stabilized.

We have confirmed that Chicago Heights has a number of jobsites where exposure to asbestos has occurred. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma doctors close to Chicago Heights at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Chicago Heights and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Chicago Heights

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

  • Alco Products Inc
  • Alco Spring Industry
  • American Brake Shoe & Foundry Company
  • American Manganese Steel Division
  • Armster Company
  • Benjamin Harris & Company
  • Bisbee Linseed
  • Calumet Steel Company
  • Central Locomotive and Car Works
  • Chicago Heights Steel
  • Columbia Tool Steel Company
  • Diamond Wire and Cable Company
  • Dravo Corporation
  • Flintkote Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Electric
  • Genstar Corp
  • Hilltop Apts
  • Hotpoint Company
  • Illinois Chemical Company
  • Illinois Shade Cloth Company
  • Inland Steel Company
  • Keystone Steel & Wire Company
  • Mid-West Forging & Manufacturing
  • Owens-Illinois
  • St. James Hospital
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Victor Chemical Company
  • Weber Castello Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Chicago Heights, Illinois

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


Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
201 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 83.3 miles


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 66.5 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 43.6 miles


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

Distance: 32.6 miles


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

Distance: 26.5 miles


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

Distance: 25.8 miles


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

Distance: 18.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Chicago Heights, Illinois

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

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

Distance: 18.5 miles

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

Distance: 25.8 miles

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

Distance: 25.8 miles

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

Distance: 28.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Chicago Heights, 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.

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