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Morris, Illinois

Asbestos Exposure in Morris, IL

Morris is a city on the Illinois River in Grundy County, Illinois. It is the county seat of Grundy County, with a population of about 13,600. Founded in 1853, Morris retains an active historic downtown business district. Morris has seen a variety of manufacturing businesses over the years, from cigars to chemicals. Power generation is one of the city's most prominent industries today, as Morris is home to three nuclear power plants, including Dresden Nuclear Power Station. Other notable employers include Lyondell Chemical Company and Morris Hospital, which was founded in 1906. Morris also has several municipal parks and two state parks.

By 1905, manufacturers active in the city included Morris Lumber Company, Nickel Manufacturing Company, Woelfel Leather Company, and the Morris Oatmeal Company. The latter was subsequently acquired by Quaker Oats, which operated the plant until 1921. The site of the Allen Paper Car Wheel Company, founded in 1881, was occupied by several companies over the years, but always produced paper products until its last occupant, Federal Paperboard, closed in 1980. Gebhard Brewing Company was founded in 1866, and closed in 1919. The brewery building, which dates from the 1880s, was later occupied by a flour mill, and is still standing, though no longer in use. After World War II, work began on the Dresden Generating Station, the first privately-funded U.S. nuclear power plant. The first reactor went online in 1960, and was followed by two others in 1970. The original reactor was decommissioned in 1978, while units 2 and 3 are operated by Exelon Corporation.

Morris's history of industry and construction make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancers, including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma information, including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Morris are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Morris, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Morris

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

  • Burdett Oxygen
  • Coffeen Central Illinois Generating
  • Collins Generating Station
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Des Plaines Chemical
  • Dresden Nuclear Power Plant
  • General Electric Company
  • La Roche Industries
  • Midwest Generation
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Morris Fibre Board Company
  • Morris Paper Mills
  • No Petro Checm Company
  • Norchem Inc
  • Northern Petrochemical Company
  • Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Morris, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Morris, 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: 80.2 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 51.2 miles


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

Distance: 31.5 miles


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

Distance: 55.6 miles


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

Distance: 52.1 miles


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

Distance: 51.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Morris, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Morris, 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: 46.5 miles

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

Distance: 51.4 miles

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

Distance: 52.1 miles

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

Distance: 52.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Morris, 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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