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Galesburg, Illinois

Founded in 1837, Galesburg is the county seat of Knox County. Home to more than 33,000 residents, Galesburg is located in the northwest region of Illinois approximately 50 miles east of the Mississippi River. Galesburg's roots as a religious-educational colony are evident in Knox College, a private four-year liberal arts college and Illinois' fourth oldest college. The Old Main building at Knox College has the distinction of being the only building still standing where a Lincoln-Douglas debate, the fifth and most famous debate, was held in 1858. Galesburg was the site of the first anti-slavery society in the state of Illinois and a stop on the underground railroad.

Throughout much of its history, the city of Galesburg has been tied to the railroad industry. The presence of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in the late 1800s significantly influenced Galesburg's development as a commercial and industrial center in Western Illinois making this city one of the few to be served by multiple railroads and even fewer to have multiple railroad depots. Eventually, both tracks merged under the ownership of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF Railway), carrying an average of seven trains per hour between them. Some of the major employers in Galesburg today, besides Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, include Galesburg Public Schools, Galesburg Cottage Hospital, and the County of Knox.

We have confirmed that Galesburg has many jobsites where use of asbestos products and materials was prevalent. Thus, asbestos exposure for workers and others has been a concern. If you were exposed to asbestos in Galesburg, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Galesburg

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

  • 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

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Galesburg, Illinois

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


John Pappajohn Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 78.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Galesburg, Illinois

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

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 78.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Galesburg, 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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