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Lemont, Illinois

Lemont is a village of about 16,600 residents in northeast Illinois. Founded in 1836, Lemont grew along with the Illinois and Michigan canal, which was completed in 1848. Over the years, Lemont's various industries have included quarried limestone, which faces many of the village's historic buildings, oil refining, and scientific research. Top employers in Lemont include Argonne National Laboratory, CITGO, and Lemont Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Many of Lemont's early settlers were immigrant workers who remained after the canal was finished. Agricultural work was common, but a large formation of dolomitic limestone discovered during the canal’s construction provided a secondary industry for the skilled masons and quarry workers. The quarries produced building materials into the 1920s, when concrete began to be preferred. The Chicago Water Tower is made from Lemont limestone. Although the railroads arrived in 1854, the canal continued to be a major transportation source until 1933 and is now a National Heritage Corridor. A second, larger canal - the Sanitary and Ship Canal - opened in 1900 and is still in use. In 1928, the Globe Oil & Refining Company purchased a refinery that had been built a few years earlier. In 1954, the refinery was acquired by Pure Oil Company, which later merged with Union Oil. A new, larger refinery was built in the late 1960s, and is now operated by CITGO Petroleum Company. The country's first national science laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, was founded in 1946.

Lemont has a diverse history of manufacturing and heavy industry in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos exposure may put workers at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma doctors located in or near Lemont at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Lemont.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lemont

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

  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • Citgo Petroleum Illinois
  • Globe Oil & Refining Company
  • Lemont Manufacturing Company
  • National Cooperative Refinery Association
  • Pure Oil Company Refinery
  • Tri Central Marine Terminal, Inc.
  • Union Oil
  • Union Oil Company of California
  • Union Oil Company of California - Chicago Ref.
  • Union Oil Refinery
  • Union Pure Oil Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Lemont, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lemont, 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: 53.6 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 25.7 miles


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

Distance: 9.9 miles


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

Distance: 24.1 miles


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

Distance: 20.6 miles


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

Distance: 21.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Lemont, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lemont, 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: 15.5 miles

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

Distance: 20.6 miles

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

Distance: 20.6 miles

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

Distance: 21.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lemont, 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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