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Waukegan, Illinois

Asbestos Exposure in Waukegan, IL

The City of Waukegan is the county seat of Lake County, Illinois. Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Waukegan has a current population of just over 89,000. Top employers in Waukegan include Lake County, Cardinal Health and manufacturer Coleman Cable.

Initially known as "Little Fort," the village became the county seat in 1841, and was incorporated as Waukegan in 1849. Agriculture and shipping formed Waukegan's early economic base, with Lake Michigan providing easy access to Chicago. After the arrival of the railroad in 1855, Waukegan also developed as a manufacturing center, becoming a city in 1859. Beer brewing, meat packing and shipbuilding were among the early manufacturing efforts. In the 20th century, Waukegan became more heavily industrialized. The Johns-Manville Company produced insulation and construction materials, including asbestos-cement pipe, at their lakefront plant from 1918 until about 1985. Outboard Marine Company (later OMC) was founded in 1929 by the inventor of Evinrude boat motors. OMC declared bankruptcy in 2000. The Wilder Tanning Company is notable for actively recruiting African-American workers for a new factory which they built in 1917. Other companies active in Waukegan during the 20th century include Washburn and Moen Wire Mill, U.S. Starch Works, Abbott Laboratories and Anchor Glass.

Waukegan's lengthy history of industry and manufacturing, particularly of asbestos insulation products, puts it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Waukegan, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Waukegan who were exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Waukegan

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

  • American Steel & Wire
  • Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Rr Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Edison Power Station
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Griess Pfleger Tanning Company
  • H.W. Johns Manville Company
  • Hyde Park Elementary School
  • Johns Manville, Inc
  • Kalva Corporation
  • Lakehurst Mall
  • Midwest Generation
  • North Shore Coke & Chemical Company
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • North Shore Gas Company
  • North Shore Gas Company
  • North Shore Sanitation District
  • Outboard Marine Corp
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • Schuller International
  • Semet Dolvay Company
  • Skokie Valley Asphalt Company
  • St Therese Medical Center
  • St. Thereses Hospital
  • Victory Memorial Hospital
  • Warner Sugar Refining Company
  • Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company
  • Waukegan Generating Station
  • Waukegan Powerhouse
  • Waukegan Township High School
  • Waukegan Water Treatment Plant
  • Weilder Tanning Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Waukegan, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Waukegan, 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: 92.3 miles


600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Distance: 91.8 miles


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 5.4 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 24.4 miles


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

Distance: 44.3 miles


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

Distance: 35.6 miles


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

Distance: 35.4 miles


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

Distance: 43.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Waukegan, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Waukegan, 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: 34.3 miles

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

Distance: 35.4 miles

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

Distance: 35.4 miles

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

Distance: 43.4 miles

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

Distance: 91.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Waukegan, 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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