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North Chicago, Illinois

North Chicago is a city in Lake County, Illinois. It is an outer suburb/exurb of the Chicago metropolitan area situated on Lake Michigan. Currently home to more than 35,000 residents, North Chicago was incorporated as a village in 1895 and as a city in 1901. Recently, the city has experienced de-industrialization and job loss. While North Chicago is considered one of the poorer towns on the North Shore, its citizens bear heavy residential tax burden, due to the gross reductions in industrial as well as other business activity, coupled with the nontaxable status of the Great Lakes Naval base and the Veterans Affairs hospital.

Industrial development in North Chicago began almost immediately with a railroad depot being set up in 1892; most notable was the arrival of the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company, a major barbed wire maker. In 1911, a naval training area one thousand miles from salt water was created, the present Great Lakes Naval Training Center, currently the only "boot camp" for Navy enlisted personnel after the closure of facilities in Florida and California. A Veteran's Administration hospital went into service in 1926. In recent years, this facility was threatened with closure, but has been retained on condition of merger with the Naval Hospital. North Chicago is also home to Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, which houses the Chicago Medical School; and Abbott Laboratories.

North Chicago, Illinois has several jobsites known for their use of asbestos-containing products. Accordingly, asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma are an ongoing concern for workers and others. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in North Chicago, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in North Chicago

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

  • Abbot Laboratory
  • Chicago Hardware & Foundry Company
  • Cranberry Cannecs, Inc
  • Deep Freeze Div Motor Products Corp
  • Fansteel Metallurgical Corp
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Great Lakes Naval Base
  • Great Lakes Training Center
  • North Chicago Plant
  • North Chicago Refiners & Smelters, Inc.
  • Tantulum Company
  • United States Naval Training Station

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near North Chicago, Illinois

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


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
1400 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Distance: 94.8 miles


600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Distance: 94.3 miles


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 9.4 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 20.9 miles


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

Distance: 40.7 miles


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

Distance: 31.7 miles


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

Distance: 31.4 miles


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

Distance: 39.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near North Chicago, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of North Chicago, 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: 30.2 miles

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

Distance: 31.4 miles

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

Distance: 31.4 miles

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

Distance: 39.5 miles

Dr. H. Ian Robins
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Department of Medicine
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Distance: 94.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in North Chicago, 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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