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Ottawa, Illinois

The city of Ottawa is located at the confluence of the Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois. Home to nearly 19,000 residents, Ottawa serves as the county seat and is part of the Ottawa-Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area. Ottawa is recognized as the scenic gateway to Starved Rock State Park, which has been noted as the most popular state park in Illinois and attracts approximately two million visitors per year.

Due to numerous silica sand deposits, Ottawa has been a major sand and glass center for more than 100 years. One of its largest employers is Pilkington Glass works, a successor to Libbey Owens Ford. Formerly specialized in automotive glass, the plant now manufactures specialty glass and initiated a $50 million renovation in 2006. Ottawa sand continues to be extracted from several quarries in the area, and is recognized in glass-making and abrasives for its uniform granularity and characteristics. Sabic, another notable company, recently purchased GE Plastics, a successor to Borg Warner automotive glass manufacture, operates a large plastics facility in Ottawa, and is a major employer.

Ottawa, Illinois has a history of heavy industry which makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers and loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer, such as mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Ottawa at the bottom of this page. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Ottawa.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Ottawa

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

  • American Hoechst
  • Arbuckle Ryan Company
  • Bakelite Corporation
  • Borg Warner Chemical Company
  • Chemical Plant
  • Chicago Retort and Fire Brick Company
  • Federal Plate Glass Company
  • Inland Rubber Company
  • Jail and County Court House of Lasalle County
  • Libbey Owens Ford Glass Company
  • Material Yard
  • Northern Illinois Light Tract Company
  • Ottawa Junior High School
  • Ottawa Railway Light and Power Company
  • Ottawa Silica Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Ottawa, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Ottawa, 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: 90.6 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 63.3 miles


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

Distance: 46.6 miles


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

Distance: 74.0 miles


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

Distance: 70.2 miles


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

Distance: 71.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Ottawa, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Ottawa, 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: 63.4 miles

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

Distance: 70.2 miles

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

Distance: 70.2 miles

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

Distance: 71.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Ottawa, 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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