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Skokie, Illinois

The village of Skokie, Illinois, located 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 12 miles east of O'Hare International Airport, spans a total area of 10.2 square miles. Skokie is in Cook County bordered by Evanston, Chicago, Lincolnwood, Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview, and Wilmette. In 1888, the community was incorporated as Niles Centre. Around 1910, the spelling was Americanized to "Niles Center". However, the name caused postal confusion with the neighboring village of Niles. A village-renaming campaign began in the 1930s. In 1940, residents chose the Indian name "Skokie" over the name "Devonshire".

A Chicago suburb, for many years Skokie promoted itself as "The World's Largest Village" as it’s population grew to more than 63,000. Skokie continues to thrive as a center of commerce. Skokie boasts a diverse economy, with a strong base of industrial activity, manufacturing, retail commerce, healthcare, office/research firms, as well as an extensive network of professional services. Among the top employers currently operating in Skokie are Pfizer, Skokie Hospital, Forsythe Technology, Evanston Northwestern Health Care, Topco, and Anixter 665.

Skokie, Illinois has a lengthy history of activity at jobsites known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers and loved ones exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Skokie are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Skokie, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Skokie

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

  • Arcole Midwest Corporation
  • C.E. Crane Company
  • Chicago Seven Up
  • G.D. Searie and Company
  • Holiday Laundry
  • Illinois Tube
  • Jasper Marsh
  • Marsh Instrument
  • Monarch Asphalt
  • Niles Township High School
  • Phillips Manufacturing
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Public Service of Northern Ill
  • Rush North Shore Medical Center
  • Searle Research & Manufacturing. Laboratories
  • Silver Skillet Food
  • Skokie Valley Community Hospital
  • Stielow Brothers
  • Taylor Forge & Pipe Works
  • Wells Manufacturing
  • Wells Manufacturing Company
  • Woodall Industries, Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Skokie, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Skokie, 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: 29.6 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 15.4 miles


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

Distance: 27.3 miles


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

Distance: 11.9 miles


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

Distance: 11.2 miles


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

Distance: 19.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Skokie, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Skokie, Illinois. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

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

Distance: 11.2 miles

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

Distance: 11.2 miles

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153

Distance: 11.9 miles

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

Distance: 19.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Skokie, 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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