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Melrose Park, Illinois

The village of Melrose Park is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Located in Cook County, Melrose Park was created in 1882 from an unincorporated area of Proviso Township. Melrose Park has a current population of just over 23,000. Melrose Park has a stable manufacturing base, much of it established in the years following World War II. Current employers include Navistar, Inc., Interlake Mecalux, and Alberto Culver. Melrose Park is also home to the world's only manufacturer of arcade-style coin-operated pinball games, Stern Pinball, Inc.

Melrose Park grew slowly at first, with industrial development increasing rapidly after World War I, helped in part by the village's proximity to the giant Proviso Freight Yards. In 1909, the Chicago Malleable Iron Company acquired the Latrobe Steel & Coupler Company plant in Melrose Park, changing its name to National Malleable and Steel Castings Company in 1923. As National Castings, the plant operated into the 21st century. The United Biscuit Company had its headquarters and a bakery of its Sawyer Biscuit division in Melrose Park from 1953 until 1966, when, as Keebler Company, it moved to nearby Elmhurst. Zenith Electronics' Rauland tube plant operated from about the mid-1960s until 2003. Melrose Park was also home to the well-known amusement park Kiddieland. The park opened in 1929, and expanded several times through the years, until its closure in 2009. Many of the park's vintage rides, including a carousel and wooden roller coaster, were auctioned to other parks or private collectors.

Melrose Park's history of manufacturing and residential and commercial construction place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Melrose Park.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Melrose Park

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

  • Aviation Engine Plant
  • Buick Motor Div
  • International Harvester Company
  • Latrobe Steel and Coupler Company
  • Lindberg Steel Treating Equip Company
  • Luse-Stevenson Company
  • Material Service
  • Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company
  • Moroney John J & Company
  • National Malleable Castings Company
  • Navistar
  • Rauland Corp
  • Richardson Company
  • Sawyer Biscuit Company
  • Sportsmen Golf Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Melrose Park, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Melrose Park, 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: 37.6 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 13.0 miles


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

Distance: 16.5 miles


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

Distance: 13.6 miles


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

Distance: 10.0 miles


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

Distance: 17.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Melrose Park, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Melrose Park, 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: 2.6 miles

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

Distance: 10.0 miles

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

Distance: 10.0 miles

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

Distance: 17.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Melrose Park, 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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