Asbestos Exposure in Illinois

Illinois has a wide variety of industries that have used asbestos, such as manufacturing, power generation, petroleum, and chemical plants.

Illinois received at least 372,776 tons of asbestos-contaminated vermiculite from Libby, Montana. The locations with facilities that processed the asbestos-tainted vermiculite include Chicago, Girard, Peoria, Quincy, Buda and Calumet City.

Unfortunately, many of the families of workers at these sites also have an increased risk of developing cancer because of the asbestos fibers that were carried home on the body and clothing of those workers. Asbestos was commonly used for its insulating capabilities and fire retardant qualities. Illinois is home to over 60 businesses that have been sued for asbestos exposure.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Illinois

Illinois ranks 7th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 1,933 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Illinois

You do not have to file your claim in the state in which you live. It’s far more important to contact an attorney with a strong history of experience specifically in asbestos cases, than it is to select one who happens to be in your area of Illinois. The most successful attorneys in your area may have never handled an asbestos case.

SWMW attorneys dedicate the overwhelming majority of their time and effort prosecuting mesothelioma claims, so we know which states and jurisdictions are going to provide the best outcome for your case and can get your case settled faster. We handle asbestos cases all across the USA, so we know how to file, where to file, and what to do to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you may have lived or worked in another state, select it here to learn about specific asbestos exposure in that state.

Jobsites in Illinois with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Illinois where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked for any of these companies or at these jobsites in Illinois there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Anna

  • Anna State Hospital
  • Choate Mental Health and Develop
  • Fruit Growers Refining and Power Company
  • Union City Tract’N and Power Company

Argo

  • CFC International
  • Corn Products Company
  • Gatx Terminal

Baldwin

  • Baldwin Power Plant
  • Baldwin Power Station
  • Baldwin Steam Plant
  • Dynegy Power Corp
  • Illinois Power Company
  • Illinova Power Marketing Inc.
  • Reabody Coal Company
  • Sprinkman Sons Corp

Bartonville

  • Allied Mills, Inc.
  • Amerencilco
  • Bartonville Grade School
  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • Continental Grain
  • Edwards Station
  • Keystone Steel & Wire

Batavia

  • Furnsa Electric Company
  • Metal Dross Corporation
  • National Accelator Lab
  • Van Nortwick Paper Company
  • Western Paper Bag Company

Bedford Park

  • Corn Products International
  • General American Tank Storage Terminals
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M)
  • Moroney John J & Company
  • Viskase Company

Benton

  • First Bank Building
  • Franklin County Mining Company
  • Franklin Hospital
  • Industrial Plumbing & Heating
  • Petroff Packing Company

Bradley

  • Aventis Behring
  • Bunge Corp
  • Krolhler Manufacturing Company
  • Swift & Company

Cairo

  • Burkhart Manufacturing Company
  • Cairo and St. Louis Railway
  • Cairo Power Plant
  • Cairo Railway and Light Company
  • Cairo Water Company
  • L. Bruce Company
  • Missouri Cotton Oil Company
  • Singer Manufacturing Company
  • Solomon Terry

Calumet City

  • River Oaks Shopping Center
  • Swift & Company
  • United Chemical and Organic Products Company
  • Wilson and Company

Canton

  • Canton Gas and Electric Company
  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • Graham Hospital
  • International Harvester Company
  • P and O Manufacturing Inc.
  • Parlin and Orendorff
  • Peoples Gas and Electric Light Company
  • United Electric Coal Company

Carbondale

  • Arena
  • Brush Towers
  • Frick Plumbing and Heating
  • General Classroom Building
  • Residence Halls #35 To 39
  • Southern Illinois University
  • United States Wildlife Commission
  • Wood Preserving Company

Carol Stream

  • Tri Star Metals

Clearing

  • Arkell Safety Bag Company
  • Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company
  • General Printing Ink Corporation
  • National Aluminate Corporation
  • S. Steel
  • Visking Corp
  • Witco Corp

Clinton

  • Clinton Gas Company
  • Clinton Nuclear Power Plant
  • Clinton Power Station
  • Clinton Power Station
  • Clinton Powerhouse
  • Illinois Central Railroad Company
  • Revere Copper & Brass Company

Coffeen

  • Amerenenergy Generating
  • Central Illinois Power Station
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Coffeen Power Station
  • Coffeen Powerhouse
  • Consolidated Coal Company, Inc.

Collinsville

  • Collinsville Electric Company
  • Glidden Company
  • Lumaghi Coal Company
  • Schuck Apartments
  • Southern Illinois Light and Power Company
  • St Louis Smelting and Refining Company

Cordova

  • 3M
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Cordova Powerhouse
  • Nitrin Chemical Corporation
  • Nitrin Gas Company
  • Quad Cities
  • Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station
  • Sargent and Lundy

Crystal Lake

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Pure Oil Company

Dolton

  • Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
  • Hales & Hunter
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp
  • Tetco Metal Products Company

Duquoin

  • Freeman Fidelity Mine #11
  • Peabody Coal Company
  • Phelps Dodge Corp
  • Truax-Traer Coal Company
  • United Electric Coal Company

East Peoria

  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • East Peoria Heating Plant
  • General Insulation & Roofing Company
  • Silver St Team Track
  • Wallace Station

Edwardsville

  • Bell Telephone
  • Edwardsville High School
  • Hamlin Casting Corp
  • Madison County Courthouse
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Wagner Electric

Elk Grove Village

  • Clingan Steel, Inc.

Ellis

  • Commonwealth Edison Company

Elmhurst

  • Black-Top Roads Company
  • Dramm Greenhouse
  • Economy Plumbing & Heat
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital of Dupage County
  • Peoples Coal

Elwood

  • Army Munitions Plant
  • Elwood Ordnance Plant
  • SNG Plant
  • Stepan Chemical Company
  • S. Rubber Company

Federal

  • Alton Box Board and Paper Company
  • Federal Lead Company
  • Laclede Steel Company
  • Wood River Power Station

Geneva

  • Pope Glucose Company
  • Community High School
  • Geneva Modern Kitchens
  • Pope Glucose Company
  • Structural Clay Products

Grand Tower

  • Amerenenergy Generating
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Grand Tower Powerhouse
  • Middle West Utilities Company

Hartford

  • Amoco Oil Refinery
  • Anlin Company
  • Chemetco
  • Clark Oil & Refining Company
  • International Shoe Company
  • National Marine Service
  • Sinclair Oil Refinery
  • Wood River Oil & Refinery Company

Havana

  • Crescent Forge & Shovel Company
  • Dana Corporation
  • Dynegy Power Corp
  • Harvest Brands
  • Havana Powerhouse
  • Illinois Power Company
  • Lacey Drainage & Levee District
  • Metanzes Drainage & Levee District

Hennepin

  • Hennepin Power Station
  • Jones and Laughlin Steel Company

Henry

  • B F Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Blaw-Knox Company
  • Goodrich Chemicals Company

Herrin

  • Federal Wire Mill Corp
  • Freeman Coal Mining Company
  • Herrin High School
  • Norge Company
  • Pond Creek Coal Company
  • Robert Dick Coal Company

Highland Park

  • Deerfield Shields Township High School
  • Elm Place School
  • Gray Electric Company
  • Highland Park High School
  • Highland Park Hospital
  • Moran Plumbing & Heating
  • North Shore Electric Company

Hillsboro

  • American Zinc Company of Illinois
  • Commercial & Residential Construction
  • Hillsboro Electric Light and Power Company
  • Hillsboro Glass
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Southern Illinois Light and Power Company

Hinsdale

  • Hinsdale Hospital
  • International Harvester
  • Village of Hinsdale

Hoopeston

  • Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Hoopeston Electric Light and Heating Company
  • Hoopeston Foods Inc.
  • Illinois Canning Company
  • John Deere Vermilion Works
  • Pillsbury Mill

Hutsonville

  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Hutsonville Powerhouse

Illiopolis

  • Borden Chemical Company
  • Munition Plant

Joppa

  • Electric Energy Inc.
  • Joppa Generating Station
  • Joppa Powerhouse
  • Joppa Steam Electric Station
  • Missouri Portland Cement Company

Kewanee

  • American Standard
  • Bennison Building
  • Consolidated Light and Power Company
  • Kewanee Light and Power Company
  • Kewanee Public Service Company
  • Kewanee Sewage District Plant
  • Mechanical Insulation Company
  • Walworth Company
  • Western Tube Company

Kincaid

  • Commonwealth Edison Plant
  • Dominion Energy Inc.
  • Kincaid Powerhouse
  • Middlewest Utilities Company of Illinois

Lawrenceville

  • Indian Refining Company
  • Lawrenceville Works
  • Nitco Chemical Company
  • Texaco Oil Refinery
  • Texas Company
  • Witco Chemical Plant

Libertyville

  • Allied Mills
  • Anchor Coupling Company
  • Berggreen-Traynor
  • E. McFarland
  • McFarland Greenhouse
  • Morton Manufacturing Company

Litchfield

  • American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Company
  • American Radiator Company
  • Automotive Controls Corp
  • L. Wing and Company
  • Echlin Manufacturing
  • Litchfield Milling Company
  • Weatherproof Company

Lockport

  • S. McCray
  • Lockport Powerhouse
  • Material Service Division
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • Texaco Oil Refinery

Mapleton

  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Baird Chemical Ind., Inc.
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Girdler Corp
  • Goldschmidt Chemical Corp

Marseilles

  • Becker Industries
  • Certain-Teed Production Corporation
  • General Roofing Company
  • Nabisco Brands Inc.
  • National Biscuit Company Plant
  • National Phosphate Corp
  • 64 Block Plant
  • Prymeland Development
  • W D Boyce

Mascouth

  • A T & T
  • Bank of Mascouth
  • Green Street School
  • Mascouth Herald
  • Methodist Church

Mattoon

  • A & K Midwest Insulation
  • C.C. and St. L. Railway Company
  • Central Illinois Construction Company
  • Cleveland Cinti. Chicago and St. Louis Railway
  • General Electric
  • Mattoon City Railway Company
  • New York Central System

Maywood

  • American Can Company
  • Hines Hospital
  • Loyola Medical Center
  • Maywood Park Trotting Association
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • Norton Brothers
  • Proviso West H.S.

Mendota

  • Conoco Oil Refinery
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Illinois Northern Utilities Company
  • Mendota Light and Heat Company

Meredosia

  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Illinois Public Service Company
  • Meredosia Powerhouse
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Scott County Drainage and Levee District

Morton

  • Caterpillar
  • Libby McNeill & Libby
  • Libby’s Canning
  • Morton Light Heat and Power

Mossville

  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Midwestern Equipment

Mount Carmel

  • Bernet Craft and Kauffman Milling Company
  • Bernet Craft and Kauffman Milling Company
  • Big Four Railway Company
  • Carmel Public Utility Company
  • New Electric Company
  • A. Snider Preserve Company

Mount Prospect

  • Bruning Company
  • Charles Bruning Company
  • Kellen Greenhouse
  • Kellens Florists
  • Prospect High School
  • Randhurst Shopping Center

Nampa

  • Amalgamated Sugar Company
  • Carnation Milk Products Company
  • College of Illinois
  • Terminal Ice & Cold Storage
  • Utah Illinois Sugar Company

Naperville

  • Kroehler Manufacturing Company
  • National Biscuit Company
  • North Central College
  • Raphael School
  • Standard Oil

National Stock Yards

  • Agric Chemical Div.
  • Swift & Company

Niles

  • B. Dick Company
  • Mid-Wesco Permi-Pipe
  • Northwestern Industrial Piping
  • Andrews Old Peoples Home

Normal

  • Illinois State University
  • Media Services
  • Metcalf Metcalf School
  • Schroeder Hall Annex Schroeder Hall
  • Stevenson Hall

North Lake

  • Beatrice Foods Company
  • Burny Brothers Inc.
  • Entenmann’s
  • International Paper Company Container Div.
  • Zenith Radio Corporation

Northbrook

  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Culligan Inc.
  • Flinn & Dreffein Engineering Company
  • Glenbrook North high School
  • Hanson Scale Company
  • Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

Northfield

  • New Trier Township High School
  • Stepan Chemical Company

Oakwood

  • Illinois Power Company
  • Oakwood Powerhouse
  • Vermillion Powerhouse

Park Ridge

  • Lutheran General Hospital
  • Lutheran Memorial Hospital
  • Park Ridge Board of Education
  • Park Ridge Elementary School
  • Suburban Home Laundry
  • Terry Foods Incorporated

Peru

  • Illinois Zinc Company
  • Maze W H Company
  • Peoples Hospital
  • Bedes Gymnasium
  • Star Union Products Company

Pullman

  • Griffin Wheel Company
  • Pullman Palace Car Company
  • Rolling Mill
  • Union Foundry and Pullman

Rantoul

  • Chanute Air Force Base
  • Chanute Field
  • Department of Air Force
  • Rantoul Air Force Base

Rock Falls

  • Armour & Company
  • Central Box Board Company
  • Illinois Strawboard Paper Corporation
  • Keystone Works
  • Mott Bros. Company
  • Northwestern Steel & Wire
  • Rock Falls Box Board Company
  • Russell, Burdsall and Ward Bolt and Nut Company

Rockdale

  • American Refractories Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company, Joliet Power Station
  • Navy Department Bureau Yard and Docks
  • O.W. Window Company
  • United States Navy Department.

Romeoville

  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Midwest Generation
  • Romeoville Powerhouse
  • Will County Power Station

Rosiclare

  • Alcoa Mining Company
  • Rosiclare Lead and Fluor Spar Mines

Roxana

  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Republic Steel
  • Roxana Petroleum Corp
  • Shell Oil Refinery
  • Tosco Wood River Refinery

Saint Charles

  • Administration Building Iyc Valley View
  • Chronicle Publishing Company
  • Dukane Corporation
  • Moline Malleable
  • Charles Country Club
  • Charles School District
  • Charles School for Boys

Salem

  • Ashland Oil & Refinery Company
  • Bradford Supply Company
  • Cascade Refining Company
  • City Light Plant

Sandwich

  • Electric Plant
  • Michigan Wisconsin Pipe Line Company
  • New Idea
  • Sandwich Manufacturing Company

Scoville

  • Illinois Nuclear Corp
  • Ira Sponsors Warehouse
  • National Reactor Testing Station
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Robison Dist. Company
  • Tra Sponsors Warehouse
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Sesser

  • Inland Steel Coal Mine
  • Inland Steel Company
  • Old Ben Coal
  • Sesser, Ill
  • Southern Gem Coal Corp

Silvis

  • Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company
  • John Deere & Company
  • John Deere Foundry
  • United Light and Power Company

Sommer

  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • Cilco – Edwards Station Construction
  • Edwards Station
  • Illinois Light Company

Sterling

  • Armour & Company
  • Dillon Griswold Wire Company
  • Keystone Manufacturing Company
  • National Manufacturing Company
  • Newest Steel and Wire
  • Northwestern Steel & Wire Company
  • Simpson Powelson Lumber
  • Sterling Commer. Steel Ball
  • Sterling Dixon and Estrn Railway

Stickney

  • Chicago Sanitary District
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Dewey & Almy Chemical Company
  • Florida Crushed Stone
  • Metropolitan Sanitary District
  • Ridgeland Powerhouse
  • Sanitary District of Chicago
  • West Southern Sewage Treatment Works

Sycamore

  • Anaconda Wire and Cable Company
  • Essex Wire Corp
  • Ideal Industries
  • Sycamore Systems
  • Turner Corporation

Taylorville

  • Ahlstrom Industrial Holdings
  • Allied Mills Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • Continental Grain Company
  • Hopper Paper Company
  • Manson Machine Company
  • Taylorville Light Heat and Power Company

Urbana

  • Abbott Powerhouse
  • Carle Memorial Hospital
  • Cleveland Cinti Chicago and St Louis Railway Company
  • University of Illinois

Venice

  • Ameren UE
  • Celotex Company
  • Terminal Power Company
  • Union Electric Company
  • Union Electric Power Company
  • Venice Generating Station
  • Venice Powerhouse

Washington Park

  • Allied Chemical
  • C & D Design Engineering Company
  • General Chemical
  • Harding Ditch Highway
  • Walworth Company

West Chicago

  • American Potash & Chemical Corporation
  • Campbell Soup
  • Chicago Crossing Company
  • General Mills
  • Modern Steel & Treat Company
  • Prince Crossing Farm
  • Union Tool Company

Wheeling

  • Economy Mechanical Industrial
  • Ekco Foil Container Corp
  • Indeck Power Equipment Company
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Wabash Power & Equipment Company
  • Warwick Furnace Company
  • Warwick O H Company

Will County

  • Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant

Willow Springs

  • Argonne Laboratory Powerhouse
  • Argonne Powerhouse
  • Buick Jet Engine Plant
  • Fisher Body
  • General Motors
  • J. Corboy Corporation

Wilmette

  • Edens Executive Center Building
  • Village of Wilmette
  • Weeks Dining Room

Wilmington

  • Celotex Corporation
  • Northern Illinois Coal Company
  • Orenda Corporation
  • Philip Carey Manufacturing Company
  • Prairie Pipe Line Company
  • Stonebridge Paper Company

Winnetka

  • Indian Hills Tea Room
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • New Trier Township High School
  • Winnetka Village Elec System

Woodstock

  • Alemite Die Casting and Manufacturing Div.
  • Alexite Die Casting
  • Auto Lite
  • Bauske Brothers and Hinner
  • Borden Company
  • Morton Chemical Company
  • Otto Bauske & Hinner
  • Woodstock Die Casting
  • Woodstock High School

Zion

  • Alpine Builders
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • East Zion Industrial
  • Marshall Field and Company
  • Warwick Manufacturing Corp
  • Zion Aluminum Corporation
  • Zion Industries Inc.
  • Zion Lace Industries
  • Zion Nuclear Power Station
  • Pulp Mill Warehouse
  • Zinn Industrial Supply