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Streator, Illinois

The city of Streator spans 5.8 square miles in LaSalle and Livingston counties, situated in the prairie and farm land of north-central Illinois along the Vermilion River. Home to over 13,000 residents, the city is located at the center of the geographic region known as Streatorland, approximately 81 miles southwest of Chicago.

Streator's economic history has been shaped by its natural resources. Coal was the initial stimulus of the city's economy from 1866 until the early 1900s. In addition to coal, the area around Streator contained rich clay and shale, which gave rise to Streator's brick, tile and pipe industries. In time, these replaced coal as Streator's leading exports, but Streator was best known for its glass bottle industry which began in the late 1800s with the Streator Bottle and Glass Company. Other notable glass manufacturing companies during this time included Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Corporation, American Bottle Company, the Streator Cathedral Glass Company, and Owens-Illinois. During the 20th century Streator was recognized as the "Glass Container Capital of the World". Glass manufacturing has continued in Streator. Agriculture and related agri-business in the farmlands of LaSalle County and nearby Livingston County are also a strong influence in Streator's economic engine. Though manufacturing provides the greatest source of revenue, service industries account for the largest share of jobs.

Streater’s history of manufacturing and construction places it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Streater, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Streator, Illinois.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Streator

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

  • American Bottle Company
  • Anderson and Barr
  • Barr Clay Company
  • Crawford Loco and Car Works
  • D Heenan and Company
  • Dewline Radar Installation
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • Owens-Illinois Glass Company
  • Peoples Light and Railway Company
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • Streator Aqueduct Company
  • Streator Brick Company
  • Streator Clay Pipe Company
  • Streator Railway Company
  • Thatcher Manufacturing Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Streator, Illinois

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


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 77.5 miles


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

Distance: 58.9 miles


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

Distance: 84.1 miles


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

Distance: 80.6 miles


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

Distance: 80.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Streator, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Streator, 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: 74.7 miles

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

Distance: 80.0 miles

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

Distance: 80.6 miles

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

Distance: 80.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Streator, 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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