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Jacksonville, Illinois

The city of Jacksonville serves as the county seat of Morgan County, Illinois. Home to nearly 20,000 residents, Jacksonville is the principal city of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area. Jacksonville has been associated with prominent people as well as important episodes of American history. First, it was named after the yet-to-be president Andrew Jackson in 1825. Jackson commanded American forces in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and was a presidential hopeful in 1824. Jacksonville also served as a major stopping point on the historically significant Underground Railroad. It was a center of political, social, and educational activity and was designated as the “Athens of the West”.

Many of Jacksonville's industries have stood the test of time and continue to provide employment and other benefits. Jacksonville was once home to the J. Capps & Son Company, one of the largest manufacturers of textiles and clothing in the United States, and owned by the Capps family. The city is also the home of the Eli Bridge Company, the world's oldest manufacturer of Ferris Wheels and other amusement rides. ACH Food Companies, Inc., started in Jacksonville as Mrs. Tucker's Foods in 1951 and was owned by Anderson, Clayton & Co. In subsequent years, the facility was owned by Quaker Oats and then the Kraft Corporation. Today it is owned by Associated British Foods. ACH Food Companies, Inc., is a major manufacturer of margarine and shortening products and currently employs approximately 260 people. Another large employer in Jacksonville is Pactiv. Formerly a Mobil Textile plant, the Pactiv facility today was originally a branch of Kordite Corporation and was built in Jacksonville in 1957. The Mobil Chemical Corporation purchased the business in 1962. In 1995, the facility became Tenneco Packaging and in 1999, Pactiv. Employing approximately 1,000 people, Pactiv is a major manufacturer of Hefty products in the United States.

For many years, asbestos materials were widely used at jobsites in Jacksonville, Illinois, placing workers and their loved ones at risk for asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma cancer. If you have been exposed to asbestos in Jacksonville, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Jacksonville

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

  • Borden Chemical
  • Carnation
  • Illinois State School
  • Illinois Woman's College
  • Jacksonville Powerhouse
  • Jacksonville Railway and Light Company
  • Jacksonville State Hospital
  • Jacksonville Woolen Mills
  • Kraft Food
  • Macmurray College
  • Mobil Chemical
  • New Kordite Building
  • Tom Crabtree Plbg. & Htg.
  • W.S. Hook

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Jacksonville, Illinois

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


Saint Louis University Hospital West Pavilion
3655 Vista Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 77.0 miles


The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
4921 Parkview Place
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 77.0 miles


Walker Medical Building
12855 North Forty Drive, Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Distance: 75.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Jacksonville, Illinois

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

Dr. Traves D. Crabtree
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Queeny Tower, 3108
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 77.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Jacksonville, 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

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.

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