Blue Island, IL Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (female): 11,979

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $863.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Island: 100.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Ancestries: German (2.9%), American (2.4%), Italian (2.3%), Irish (2.2%), Polish (2.1%).

Elevation: 635 feet

Norman Rexford came to Chicago from Charlotte, Vermont in 1835 and in 1836 became the first permanent settler of Blue Island when he established the Blue Island House near the intersection of present-day Western Avenue and Gregory Street just north of the Western Avenue bridge. Before Rexford built the Blue Island House he had constructed a four-room log cabin in the wilderness at the north end of the Blue Island ridge that he intended as a tavern for wayfarers, but after a year realized that the place was not likely to be profitable for him and began to look for another site where he might have more success. Although farther from Fort Dearborn and the settlement at Chicago (which by that time was incorporated and had a population of several thousand persons) by about 3 miles (5km), the new inn was better situated because it was located on the Wabash Road (in Blue Island now Western Avenue), which was then a part of the Vincennes trail that went from Chicago to Vincennes, Indiana. It was considerably larger and more refined than Rexford's previous venture, being a two-and-a half-story white frame building that also had various outbuildings to accommodate the needs of his guests. Because it was a day's journey from Chicago, within a few years the inn became the nucleus for a group of businesses that catered to the soldiers, cattlemen (with their herds) and other travelers who arrived by stagecoach or otherwise frequented the Vincennes trail. Events hosted by the inn frequently lasted until the small hours of the morning, requiring an overnight stay before guests returned the next morning to their homes and places of business in Chicago and the hinterland.

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

Drug Testing Blue Island, IL

If you need a Drug or Alcohol Test in Blue Island, IL, Accredited Drug Testing has many drug testing locations in Blue Island, IL and the surrounding areas. Our drug testing centers provide urine drug testing, hair drug testing, alcohol testing, DOT physicals, DOT drug testing and DNA testing. Our drug and alcohol testing services are provided for employers in need of a pre-employment drug test, random drug test and post-accident drug test. We also provide testing for individuals needing a drug or alcohol test for court ordered reasons , probation or family purposes. Same day service is available and most drug testing Blue Island, IL locations are within minutes of your home or office. Drug testing methods include urine, oral/saliva, hair follicle, blood , ETG and breath alcohol testing. Negative test results are generally available in 24-48 hours.

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(800) 221-4291

Schedule Your Test

How to schedule a drug test in Blue Island, IL

Schedule Online or By Phone-Easy As 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Select and purchase your test online or call our Local scheduling center at (800)-221-4291. One of our representatives is ready to assist you and schedule your test. Payment must be received at the time of registration as testing centers do not accept payments,Same day service is available for most types of tests.

Step 2: If you scheduled online, complete the Donor Information/Registration Section and enter where you want the confidential test results sent via email. The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest drug/alcohol testing center to you and where you will go to take your test.

Step 3: Your authorization form/donor pass will include the local testing center address and hours of operation. It will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take the form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment necessary!

Urine or hair drug testing methods in Blue Island, IL - You choose!

Accredited Drug Testing offers different testing methods depending upon our customer’s needs. With a 1 to 5-day detection period urine testing is the most common method used by employers, courts and schools. However, hair drug and alcohol testing are becoming a frequently used testing method due to a detection period of approximately 90 days.

What is the most common urine/hair drug test?

Both a 5-panel urine or 5 panel hair drug test screens for the same drugs, however, the look-back period or detection window is very different. A urine drug test provides a look back period of 1-5 days while a hair drug test provides use up to 90 days from the date the specimen was collected.

  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • PCP

Court Ordered Drug Testing (Probation/Child Custody)

Our local drug testing Blue Island, IL centers provide drug and alcohol tests that are utilized for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings, including probation and other types of government required tests. Observed tests are available and tests results can be submitted for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings including probation hearings, child custody cases, litigation and all manner of government required tests.

Court ordered drug tests should contain detailed instructions specifying the type of test to be administered and the drugs that should be screened for. If sample collection needs to be witnessed in order to prevent potential tampering or substitution, those specifications will be stated in the court order.

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Services in Blue Island, IL

We also specialize in providing testing services for all DOT Modes including Trucking Industry (FMCSA), Maritime Industry (USCG), Aviation Industry (FAA), Public Transportation (FTA), Railroad Industry (FRA) and Pipeline Industry (PHMSA) in accordance with Part 40 of the US Department of Transportation Compliance Regulations. Additional DOT Services include consortium enrollment, MVR reports, Supervisor Training and policy manual development. In addition, we offer a complete DOT Compliance Program for single operators and small trucking companies.

Additional DOT Services:

  • Consortium Enrollment
  • DOT Physicals
  • Supervisor Training
  • Employer Drug Policy Development
  • MVR Reports
  • Employee Training
  • Background Checks
  • FMCSA Clearinghouse Verification/Search

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive).

Employer/Drug Free Workplace Testing in Blue Island, IL

Many companies and employers may be interested in being a drug free workplace, if so, Accredited Drug Testing specializes in providing comprehensive and cost-effective drug free workplace programs for small, medium and large companies. Organizations that utilize an employee drug testing program are commonly referred to as a Drug Free Workplace. However, many times companies do not fully qualify as a Drug Free Workplace because the drug testing program which they use does not have all of the components which make up a true Drug Free Workplace under their State specific law. Our Drug Testing Blue Island, IL locations are ready to serve your needs.

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What Are the Benefits of Being a Drug Free Workplace in Blue Island, IL?

  • Enhanced Employee Performance
  • Reduced Job-Related Accidents
  • Reduced Employee Absenteeism
  • Lower Workers Compensation Rates
  • Improved Employee Moral
  • Customer Satisfaction

On-site/Mobile Drug Testing in Blue Island, IL

Do you have at least 10 employees needing a drug or alcohol test? If so, Accredited Drug Testing can provide on-site drug testing at your place of business. On-site drug testing services is frequently used by construction sites, manufacturing facilities, job fairs. On-site drug testing is available for pre employment and random testing. Call us today at (800)221-4291 and speak to our on-site coordinator to schedule your drug testing event in Blue Island, IL.

Drug Testing Locations in Blue Island, IL

Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Blue Island, IL and the surrounding areas. Many of our drug testing centers open early and have evening hours to accommodate a person's work schedule. Our drug testing locations in Blue Island, IL have certified and trained drug testing specialists ready to serve your testing needs in a friendly, knowledgeable and confidential manner.

Drug testing purposes for employers include pre-employment, random selection, post-accident and reasonable suspicion. Testing purposes for individuals can include court ordered, probation, child custody or for any other personal reason.

Accredited Drug Testing is a nationwide drug testing company with testing centers in Blue Island, IL specializing in Drug, Alcohol, DNA testing. DOT Physicals and Background Checks.

On the road or vacation? No worries! We can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

With over 20,000 testing centers throughout the United States, Accredited Drug Testing has testing centers in all States and in most cities and towns.

Which drug testing panel is right for you?

Drug test screening groups are commonly referred to as a drug testing panel. The most common panels used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug tests, (panels specify how many drugs will be screened) however customized screening can be analyzed for drugs such as opiates, bath salts, synthetic cannabinoids and a wide range of prescription drugs.

Customized Drug Testing Blue Island, IL

Accredited Drug Testing in Blue Island, IL also provides customized drug testing for synthetic marijuana, Ketamine, spice, kratom, bath salts and various opioids including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, and others. Prescription drugs can be screened including Adderall, Ritalin, and Suboxone with levels reflecting usage.

Additional customized Drug Testing panels available include

Narcotics

  • Meperidine
  • Tramadol
  • Fentanyl
  • Meprobamate
  • Butorphanol
  • Ketamine
  • Nalbuphine, Naloxone, Naltrexone and/or Metabolite
  • Pentazocine

Antidepressants

  • Amitriptyline
  • Nortriptyline
  • Fluoxetine and/or Metabolite
  • Sertraline

Antihistamines

  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Doxylamine
  • Pheniramine
  • Brompheniramine

Stimulants

  • Stimulants Diethylpropion
  • Ephedrine
  • Methylphenidate
  • Phenmetrazine
  • Phendimetrazine
  • Phentermine
  • Phenylpropanolamine
  • Pseudoephedrine

Alcohol (8-hour lookback)

ETG Alcohol (80-hour look back)

Other Drug(s)

  • Zolpidem

What is a Drug Test?

A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or oral fluid/saliva-to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance enhancing steroids in sport, employers and parole/probation officers screening for drugs prohibited by law (such as cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin) and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content). BAC tests are typically administered via a breathalyzer while urinalysis is used for the vast majority of drug testing in sports and the workplace. Numerous other methods with varying degrees of accuracy, sensitivity (detection threshold/cutoff), and detection periods exist. A drug test may also refer to a test that provides quantitative chemical analysis of an illegal drug, typically intended to help with responsible drug use.

Does passive smoke inhalation cause a false positive for marijuana?

“Passive” smoke inhalation from being in a room with people smoking marijuana is not considered valid, as the cut-off concentrations for lab analysis are set well above that which might occur for passive inhalation.

Other abnormalities in the urine screen may indicate that results may be a false negative or that there was deliberate adulteration of the sample. For example:

  • a low creatinine lab value can indicate that a urine sample was tampered with; either the subject diluted their urine by consuming excessive water just prior to testing, or water was added to the urine sample.
  • creatinine levels are often used in conjunction with specific gravity to determine if samples have been diluted. To help avoid this problem, the testing lab may color the water in their toilet blue to prevent the sample being diluted with water from the toilet.
  • subjects may also attempt to add certain enzymes to the urine sample to affect stability, but this often changes the pH, which is also tested.

How long do drugs stay in your system?

The window of detection or often times referred to as look back period of a drug test depend on several factors. Some of the factors impacting how long a drug will stay in your system are:

  • The amount of the drug taken
  • The frequency of the drug taken
  • The type of drug taken
  • An individual’s body metabolic rate and general health
  • The amount of fluids consumed since ingesting the drug
  • The amount of exercise since ingesting the drug
  • Other genetic variations that would impact an individual’s response to a specific drug

Why choose Accredited Drug Testing in Blue Island, IL?

Our staff is prepared to assist you with any questions you may have in a friendly and confidential manner and providing exceptional customer service and being available when you need us for drug testing in Blue Island, IL is our #1 Priority and we look forward to serving the needs of employers and individuals who need any type of test.

2310 York St Ste 4A 0.1 miles

2310 York St Ste 4A
Blue Island, IL 60406
Categories: Blue Island IL

12647 S JUSTINE ST 1.2 miles

12647 S JUSTINE ST
CALUMET PARK, IL 60827
Categories: CALUMET PARK IL

12942 S CARPENTER ST 1.7 miles

12942 S CARPENTER ST
CALUMET PARK, IL 60827
Categories: CALUMET PARK IL

4800 W 129TH ST 2.7 miles

4800 W 129TH ST
ALSIP, IL 60803
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4742 CAL SAG RD 3.0 miles

4742 CAL SAG RD
CRESTWOOD, IL 60445
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1734 W 105TH ST 3.2 miles

1734 W 105TH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60643
Categories: CHICAGO IL

15600 HONORE AVE 3.6 miles

15600 HONORE AVE
HARVEY, IL 60426
Categories: HARVEY IL

10242 S VINCENNES AVE 3.7 miles

10242 S VINCENNES AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60643
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10837 S Cicero Ave Ste 310, 4.1 miles

10837 S Cicero Ave Ste 310,
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Categories: Oak Lawn IL

3317 W 95TH ST LOWR LEVEL STE 5 4.6 miles

3317 W 95TH ST LOWR LEVEL STE 5
EVERGREEN PARK, IL 60805
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16501 KEDZIE AVE 4.7 miles

16501 KEDZIE AVE
MARKHAM, IL 60428
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5533 W 109TH ST STE 103
OAK LAWN, IL 60453
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900 E 103RD ST
CHICAGO, IL 60628
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5660 W 95TH ST
OAK LAWN, IL 60453
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16246 PRINCE DR
SOUTH HOLLAND, IL 60473
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7800 W College Dr, Room 1-W
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Categories: Palos Heights IL

8751 S Greenwood Ave Ste 106, 6.9 miles

8751 S Greenwood Ave Ste 106,
Chicago, IL 60619
Categories: Chicago IL

12255 S 80TH AVE 7.1 miles

12255 S 80TH AVE
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463
Categories: PALOS HEIGHTS IL

16325 HARLEM AVE STE 110 7.3 miles

16325 HARLEM AVE STE 110
TINLEY PARK, IL 60477
Categories: TINLEY PARK IL

18665 DIXIE HWY 7.4 miles

18665 DIXIE HWY
HOMEWOOD, IL 60430
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1595 VALENCIA CT 7.6 miles

1595 VALENCIA CT
CALUMET CITY, IL 60409
Categories: CALUMET CITY IL

17148 HARLEM AVE 7.9 miles

17148 HARLEM AVE
TINLEY PARK, IL 60477
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8755 S HARLEM AVE
BRIDGEVIEW, IL 60455
Categories: BRIDGEVIEW IL

19150 South Kedzie Avenue, Suite 101 8.0 miles

19150 South Kedzie Avenue, Suite 101
Flossmoor, IL 60422
Categories: Flossmoor IL

6701 159TH ST OCC HEALTH 8.1 miles

6701 159TH ST OCC HEALTH
TINLEY PARK, IL 60477
Categories: TINLEY PARK IL

onsite for POH only 8.2 miles

onsite for POH only
ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
Categories: ORLAND PARK IL

3831 S HOHMAN AVE 8.5 miles

3831 S HOHMAN AVE
HAMMOND, IN 46327
Categories: HAMMOND IN

17665 Torrence Ave, 8.5 miles

17665 Torrence Ave,
Lansing, IL 60438
Categories: Lansing IL

19550 GOVERNORS HWY 8.6 miles

19550 GOVERNORS HWY
FLOSSMOOR, IL 60422
Categories: FLOSSMOOR IL

5500 Hohman Ave Ste 1D 8.7 miles

5500 Hohman Ave Ste 1D
Hammond, IN 46320
Categories: Hammond IN

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5015 W 65TH ST
BEDFORD PARK, IL 60638
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4020 S CALUMET AVE
HAMMOND, IN 46320
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14475 John Humphrey Dr Ste 100,
Orland Park, IL 60462
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1974 E 73RD ST
CHICAGO, IL 60649
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5709 S. Loomis Blvd
Chicago, IL 60636
Categories: Chicago IL

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2741 RIDGE RD
LANSING, IL 60438
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2741 RIDGE RD FL 2 9.3 miles

2741 RIDGE RD FL 2
LANSING, IL 60438
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813 SIBLEY ST 9.3 miles

813 SIBLEY ST
HAMMOND, IN 46320
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5525 S PULASKI RD FL 3 9.6 miles

5525 S PULASKI RD FL 3
CHICAGO, IL 60629
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6500 W 65TH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60638
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6624 MONROE AVE 9.7 miles

6624 MONROE AVE
HAMMOND, IN 46324
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9570 W 159TH ST STE A 9.7 miles

9570 W 159TH ST STE A
ORLAND PARK, IL 60467
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4940 S CICERO AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60638
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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5841 S MARYLAND AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60637
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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1010 165TH ST
HAMMOND, IN 46324
Categories: HAMMOND IN

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650 W 51ST ST
CHICAGO, IL 60609
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6423 COLUMBIA AVE UNIT A
HAMMOND, IN 46320
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7905 CALUMET AVE
MUNSTER, IN 46321
Categories: MUNSTER IN

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1423 CHICAGO RD
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60411
Categories: CHICAGO HEIGHTS IL

18210 LA GRANGE RD STE 110 10.7 miles

18210 LA GRANGE RD STE 110
TINLEY PARK, IL 60487
Categories: TINLEY PARK IL

30 E 15TH ST STE 100 10.8 miles

30 E 15TH ST STE 100
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60411
Categories: CHICAGO HEIGHTS IL

8135 S Calumet Ave 10.9 miles

8135 S Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321
Categories: Munster IN

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10737 W. 165TH STREET
ORLAND PARK, IL 60467
Categories: ORLAND PARK IL

8840 CALUMET AVE, STE 204 11.4 miles

8840 CALUMET AVE, STE 204
MUNSTER, IN 46321
Categories: MUNSTER IN

9532 EAGLE WAY 11.9 miles

9532 EAGLE WAY
CHICAGO, IL 60678
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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2450 169TH ST
HAMMOND, IN 46323
Categories: HAMMOND IN

19070 EVERETT BLVD, UNIT 111 11.9 miles

19070 EVERETT BLVD, UNIT 111
MOKENA, IL 60448
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REMIT ONLY: DEPT 77-6478
CHICAGO, IL 60678
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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75 REMITTANCE DR STE 1660
CHICAGO, IL 60675
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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4321 FIR ST STE 313
EAST CHICAGO, IN 46312
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3316 S ASHLAND AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60608
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3145 S ASHLAND AVE STE 110
CHICAGO, IL 60608
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3301 N Ashland
Chicago, IL 60657
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6170 JOLIET RD
COUNTRYSIDE, IL 60525
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2929 S ELLIS AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60616
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6555 WILLOW SPRINGS RD STE 6
LA GRANGE HIGHLANDS, IL 60525
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2907 S WABASH AVE STE 100
CHICAGO, IL 60616
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3201 S WALLACE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60616
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2600 S Michigan Ave
CHICAGO, IL 60616
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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2361 Reliable Parkway
Chicago, IL 60686
Categories: Chicago IL

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2393 Reliable Parkway
Chicago, IL 60686
Categories: Chicago IL

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PO BOX 63
MOKENA, IL 60448
Categories: MOKENA IL

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7501 W 15TH AVE
GARY, IN 46406
Categories: GARY IN

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24 JOLIET ST
DYER, IN 46311
Categories: DYER IN

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5601 W CERMAK RD
CICERO, IL 60804
Categories: CICERO IL

ONSITE ONLY 14.2 miles

ONSITE ONLY
WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527
Categories: WILLOWBROOK IL

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21035 S LA GRANGE RD
FRANKFORT, IL 60423
Categories: FRANKFORT IL

3145 45TH ST STE F 14.4 miles

3145 45TH ST STE F
HIGHLAND, IN 46322
Categories: HIGHLAND IN

5101 WILLOW SPRINGS RD 14.5 miles

5101 WILLOW SPRINGS RD
LA GRANGE, IL 60525
Categories: LA GRANGE IL

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5404 W 25TH AVE STE107
GARY, IN 46406
Categories: GARY IN

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1573 N CLINE AVE
GRIFFITH, IN 46319
Categories: GRIFFITH IN

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6300 KINGERY HWY STE 404
WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527
Categories: WILLOWBROOK IL

250 E MAPLE ST 15.0 miles

250 E MAPLE ST
NEW LENOX, IL 60451
Categories: NEW LENOX IL

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125 N LA GRANGE RD
LA GRANGE, IL 60525
Categories: LA GRANGE IL

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7222 W CERMAK RD
NORTH RIVERSIDE, IL 60546
Categories: NORTH RIVERSIDE IL

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811 S STATE ST STE B
CHICAGO, IL 60605
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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14330 S WILL COOK RD
HOMER GLEN, IL 60491
Categories: HOMER GLEN IL

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535 PLAINFIELD RD STE C
WILLOWBROOK, IL 60527
Categories: WILLOWBROOK IL

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4519 W 5TH AVE
GARY, IN 46406
Categories: GARY IN

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835 S WOLCOTT AVE STE E144
CHICAGO, IL 60612
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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600 W ADAMS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60661
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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300 W ADAMS ST STE 835
CHICAGO, IL 60606
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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614 W MONROE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60661
Categories: CHICAGO IL

1500 US HIGHWAY 41 15.5 miles

1500 US HIGHWAY 41
SCHERERVILLE, IN 46375
Categories: SCHERERVILLE IN

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1230 W LAKE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60607
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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55 E WASHINGTON ST STE 2500
CHICAGO, IL 60602
Categories: CHICAGO IL

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36 W RANDOLPH ST STE 705
CHICAGO, IL 60601
Categories: CHICAGO IL

111 N Wabash Ave Ste 1514, 15.9 miles

111 N Wabash Ave Ste 1514,
Chicago, IL 60602
Categories: Chicago IL

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311 N ABERDEEN ST STE 100B
CHICAGO, IL 60607
Categories: CHICAGO IL

300 E RANDOLPH ST CL404 16.0 miles

300 E RANDOLPH ST CL404
CHICAGO, IL 60601
Categories: CHICAGO IL

413 S HARVEY AVE 16.3 miles

413 S HARVEY AVE
OAK PARK, IL 60302
Categories: OAK PARK IL

676 N SAINT CLAIR ST STE 900 16.3 miles

676 N SAINT CLAIR ST STE 900
CHICAGO, IL 60611
Categories: CHICAGO IL

610 S Maple Ave, Ste 5800 16.5 miles

610 S Maple Ave, Ste 5800
Oak Park, IL 60304
Categories: Oak Park IL

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7421 S CASS AVE
DARIEN, IL 60561
Categories: DARIEN IL

25711 S Egyptian Trail 16.5 miles

25711 S Egyptian Trail
Monee, IL 60449
Categories: Monee IL

40 S CLAY ST STE 100E 16.6 miles

40 S CLAY ST STE 100E
HINSDALE, IL 60521
Categories: HINSDALE IL

1030 W CHICAGO AVE 16.6 miles

1030 W CHICAGO AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60642
Categories: CHICAGO IL

534 CHESTNUT ST, STE 230 16.6 miles

534 CHESTNUT ST, STE 230
HINSDALE, IL 60521
Categories: HINSDALE IL

233 E ERIE ST STE 602 16.6 miles

233 E ERIE ST STE 602
CHICAGO, IL 60611
Categories: CHICAGO IL

219 W CHICAGO AVE 16.7 miles

219 W CHICAGO AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60654
Categories: CHICAGO IL

1217 US HIGHWAY 41 16.8 miles

1217 US HIGHWAY 41
SCHERERVILLE, IN 46375
Categories: SCHERERVILLE IN

18W125 RODGERS CT 16.8 miles

18W125 RODGERS CT
DARIEN, IL 60561
Categories: DARIEN IL

1044 N FRANCISCO AVE 16.8 miles

1044 N FRANCISCO AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60622
Categories: CHICAGO IL

2450 WOLF RD STE I 17.2 miles

2450 WOLF RD STE I
WESTCHESTER, IL 60154
Categories: WESTCHESTER IL

621 E LINCOLN HWY 17.3 miles

621 E LINCOLN HWY
NEW LENOX, IL 60451
Categories: NEW LENOX IL

537 N HARVEY AVE 17.3 miles

537 N HARVEY AVE
OAK PARK, IL 60302
Categories: OAK PARK IL

1431 N Western Ave Ste 137, 17.3 miles

1431 N Western Ave Ste 137,
Chicago, IL 60622
Categories: Chicago IL

1460 N Halsted St Ste 201, 17.4 miles

1460 N Halsted St Ste 201,
Chicago, IL 60642
Categories: Chicago IL

1520 N DAMEN AVE 17.4 miles

1520 N DAMEN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60622
Categories: CHICAGO IL

2615 HARRISON ST 17.6 miles

2615 HARRISON ST
BELLWOOD, IL 60104
Categories: BELLWOOD IL

16221 W 159th St 17.8 miles

16221 W 159th St
Lockport, IL 60441
Categories: Lockport IL

1113 Fairview Ave, 18.1 miles

1113 Fairview Ave,
Westmont, IL 60559
Categories: Westmont IL

1225 W LAKE ST STE 101 18.4 miles

1225 W LAKE ST STE 101
MELROSE PARK, IL 60160
Categories: MELROSE PARK IL

7230 W NORTH AVE STE 106B 18.4 miles

7230 W NORTH AVE STE 106B
ELMWOOD PARK, IL 60707
Categories: ELMWOOD PARK IL

2400 N. Ashland Ave Suite 100 18.5 miles

2400 N. Ashland Ave Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60614
Categories: Chicago IL

Fitness Department, 19.1 miles

Fitness Department,
Melrose Park, IL 60101
Categories: Melrose Park IL

2800 N Sheridan Rd Ste G1, 19.2 miles

2800 N Sheridan Rd Ste G1,
Chicago, IL 60657
Categories: Chicago IL

2868 N BROADWAY ST 19.2 miles

2868 N BROADWAY ST
CHICAGO, IL 60657
Categories: CHICAGO IL

7530 WOODWARD AVE 19.2 miles

7530 WOODWARD AVE
WOODRIDGE, IL 60517
Categories: WOODRIDGE IL

7530 Woodward Ave. Suite G, 19.2 miles

7530 Woodward Ave. Suite G,
Woodridge, IL 60517
Categories: Woodridge IL

3000 N. Halsted, Suite 604 19.4 miles

3000 N. Halsted, Suite 604
Chicago, IL 60657
Categories: Chicago IL

155 E BRUSH HILL RD 19.4 miles

155 E BRUSH HILL RD
ELMHURST, IL 60126
Categories: ELMHURST IL

2333 N HARLEM AVE STE 100 19.4 miles

2333 N HARLEM AVE STE 100
CHICAGO, IL 60707
Categories: CHICAGO IL

1000 S HAMILTON ST 20.0 miles

1000 S HAMILTON ST
LOCKPORT, IL 60441
Categories: LOCKPORT IL

391 S BOLINGBROOK DR 20.1 miles

391 S BOLINGBROOK DR
BOLINGBROOK, IL 60440
Categories: BOLINGBROOK IL

1983 N MANNHEIM RD 20.4 miles

1983 N MANNHEIM RD
MELROSE PARK, IL 60160
Categories: MELROSE PARK IL

7107 W BELMONT AVE 20.4 miles

7107 W BELMONT AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60634
Categories: CHICAGO IL

480 QUADRANGLE DR 20.5 miles

480 QUADRANGLE DR
BOLINGBROOK, IL 60440
Categories: BOLINGBROOK IL

130 N WEBER RD STE 108 20.6 miles

130 N WEBER RD STE 108
BOLINGBROOK, IL 60440
Categories: BOLINGBROOK IL

4126 N Milwaukee Ave, 20.9 miles

4126 N Milwaukee Ave,
Chicago, IL 60641
Categories: Chicago IL

3101 N HARLEM AVE LOWER LEVEL 21.0 miles

3101 N HARLEM AVE LOWER LEVEL
CHICAGO, IL 60634
Categories: CHICAGO IL

4211 N CICERO AVE 21.0 miles

4211 N CICERO AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60641
Categories: CHICAGO IL

4757 W MONTROSE AVE 21.2 miles

4757 W MONTROSE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60641
Categories: CHICAGO IL

484 W Boughton Rd, 21.2 miles

484 W Boughton Rd,
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Categories: Bolingbrook IL

1200 S YORK RD Center for Health 21.3 miles

1200 S YORK RD Center for Health
ELMHURST, IL 60126
Categories: ELMHURST IL

2340 S Highland Ave Ste 330, 21.4 miles

2340 S Highland Ave Ste 330,
Lombard, IL 60148
Categories: Lombard IL

10137 GRAND AVE 21.4 miles

10137 GRAND AVE
FRANKLIN PARK, IL 60131
Categories: FRANKLIN PARK IL

751 E 81ST PL 22.3 miles

751 E 81ST PL
MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410
Categories: MERRILLVILLE IN

565 N YORK ST 22.3 miles

565 N YORK ST
ELMHURST, IL 60126
Categories: ELMHURST IL

387 EAST 84TH DR 22.4 miles

387 EAST 84TH DR
MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410
Categories: MERRILLVILLE IN

533 W North Ave, LL Suite 50 22.5 miles

533 W North Ave, LL Suite 50
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Categories: Elmhurst IL

9001 Broadway, 22.7 miles

9001 Broadway,
Merrillville, IN 46410
Categories: Merrillville IN

321 W LAKE ST STE C 22.7 miles

321 W LAKE ST STE C
ELMHURST, IL 60126
Categories: ELMHURST IL

4830 N Cumberland Ave Ste 9 22.9 miles

4830 N Cumberland Ave Ste 9
Norridge, IL 60706
Categories: Norridge IL

1280 WINDHAM PKWY 22.9 miles

1280 WINDHAM PKWY
ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446
Categories: ROMEOVILLE IL

4900 N CUMBERLAND AVE 23.0 miles

4900 N CUMBERLAND AVE
NORRIDGE, IL 60706
Categories: NORRIDGE IL

5961 N LINCOLN AVE UNIT 2 23.0 miles

5961 N LINCOLN AVE UNIT 2
CHICAGO, IL 60659
Categories: CHICAGO IL

2300 W PETERSON AVE 23.0 miles

2300 W PETERSON AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60659
Categories: CHICAGO IL

130 S MAIN ST 1ST FL IMMEDIATE CARE OCC HEALTH 23.1 miles

130 S MAIN ST 1ST FL IMMEDIATE CARE OCC HEALTH
LOMBARD, IL 60148
Categories: LOMBARD IL

4200 MANNHEIM RD 23.1 miles

4200 MANNHEIM RD
SCHILLER PARK, IL 60176
Categories: SCHILLER PARK IL

1438 RIPLEY ST 23.2 miles

1438 RIPLEY ST
LAKE STATION, IN 46405
Categories: LAKE STATION IN

4801 W Peterson Ave Ste 205, 23.2 miles

4801 W Peterson Ave Ste 205,
Chicago, IL 60646
Categories: Chicago IL

6140 N BROADWAY ST 23.3 miles

6140 N BROADWAY ST
CHICAGO, IL 60660
Categories: CHICAGO IL

1190 S NAPER BLVD 23.4 miles

1190 S NAPER BLVD
NAPERVILLE, IL 60540
Categories: NAPERVILLE IL

2490 CENTRAL AVE 23.5 miles

2490 CENTRAL AVE
LAKE STATION, IN 46405
Categories: LAKE STATION IN

1220 HOBSON RD STE 220 23.5 miles

1220 HOBSON RD STE 220
NAPERVILLE, IL 60540
Categories: NAPERVILLE IL

875 ROOSEVELT RD STE 200 23.7 miles

875 ROOSEVELT RD STE 200
GLEN ELLYN, IL 60137
Categories: GLEN ELLYN IL

129 W SAINT CHARLES RD 23.7 miles

129 W SAINT CHARLES RD
LOMBARD, IL 60148
Categories: LOMBARD IL

639 W NORTH AVE 23.7 miles

639 W NORTH AVE
VILLA PARK, IL 60181
Categories: VILLA PARK IL

7742 W HIGGINS RD 23.7 miles

7742 W HIGGINS RD
CHICAGO, IL 60631
Categories: CHICAGO IL

16101 WEBER RD 23.8 miles

16101 WEBER RD
CREST HILL, IL 60403
Categories: CREST HILL IL

611 DIVISION ST 23.8 miles

611 DIVISION ST
PEOTONE, IL 60468
Categories: PEOTONE IL

2025 S CHICAGO ST 23.8 miles

2025 S CHICAGO ST
JOLIET, IL 60436
Categories: JOLIET IL

1354 S LAKE PARK AVE 23.8 miles

1354 S LAKE PARK AVE
HOBART, IN 46342
Categories: HOBART IN

726 S WEBER RD 24.0 miles

726 S WEBER RD
BOLINGBROOK, IL 60490
Categories: BOLINGBROOK IL

6191 N CANFIELD AVE 24.3 miles

6191 N CANFIELD AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60631
Categories: CHICAGO IL

800 N LARKIN AVE 24.4 miles

800 N LARKIN AVE
JOLIET, IL 60435
Categories: JOLIET IL

2000 GLENWOOD AVE 24.9 miles

2000 GLENWOOD AVE
JOLIET, IL 60435
Categories: JOLIET IL

1240 IL ROUTE 83 24.9 miles

1240 IL ROUTE 83
BENSENVILLE, IL 60106
Categories: BENSENVILLE IL

1020 E OGDEN AVE STE 208 25.0 miles

1020 E OGDEN AVE STE 208
NAPERVILLE, IL 60563
Categories: NAPERVILLE IL

2100 GLENWOOD AVE 25.0 miles

2100 GLENWOOD AVE
JOLIET, IL 60435
Categories: JOLIET IL

310 N. Hammes Ave Ste 102, 25.0 miles

310 N. Hammes Ave Ste 102,
Joliet, IL 60435
Categories: Joliet IL

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Local Area Info: Blue Island, Illinois

Blue Island is a city in Cook County, Illinois, located approximately 16 miles (26km) south of Chicago's Loop. Blue Island is adjacent to the city of Chicago and shares its northern boundary with that city's Morgan Park neighborhood. The population was 23,706 at the 2010 United States Census.

Blue Island was established in the 1830s as a way station for settlers traveling on the Vincennes Trace, and the settlement prospered because it was conveniently situated a day's journey outside of Chicago. The late-nineteenth-century historian and publisher Alfred T. Andreas made the following observation regarding the appearance of the young community in History of Cook County Illinois (1884), "The location of Blue Island Village is a beautiful one. Nowhere about Chicago is there to be found a more pleasant and desirable resident locality."

Since its founding, the city has been an important commercial center in the south Cook County region, although its position in that respect has been eclipsed in recent years as other significant population centers developed around it and the region's commercial resources became spread over a wider area. In addition to its broad long-standing industrial base, the city enjoyed notable growth in the 1840s during the construction of the feeder canal (now the Calumet Sag Channel) for the Illinois and Michigan Canal and as the center of a large brick-making industry beginning in the 1850s, which eventually gave Blue Island the status of brick-making capitol of the world. Beginning in 1883, Blue Island was also host to the car shops of the Rock Island Railroad. Blue Island was home to several breweries, who used the east side of the hill to store their product before the advent of refrigeration, until the Eighteenth Amendment made these breweries illegal in 1919. A large regional hospital and two major clinics are also located in the city.

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Population (female): 11,979

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $863.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Island: 100.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Ancestries: German (2.9%), American (2.4%), Italian (2.3%), Irish (2.2%), Polish (2.1%).

Elevation: 635 feet

Norman Rexford came to Chicago from Charlotte, Vermont in 1835 and in 1836 became the first permanent settler of Blue Island when he established the Blue Island House near the intersection of present-day Western Avenue and Gregory Street just north of the Western Avenue bridge. Before Rexford built the Blue Island House he had constructed a four-room log cabin in the wilderness at the north end of the Blue Island ridge that he intended as a tavern for wayfarers, but after a year realized that the place was not likely to be profitable for him and began to look for another site where he might have more success. Although farther from Fort Dearborn and the settlement at Chicago (which by that time was incorporated and had a population of several thousand persons) by about 3 miles (5km), the new inn was better situated because it was located on the Wabash Road (in Blue Island now Western Avenue), which was then a part of the Vincennes trail that went from Chicago to Vincennes, Indiana. It was considerably larger and more refined than Rexford's previous venture, being a two-and-a half-story white frame building that also had various outbuildings to accommodate the needs of his guests. Because it was a day's journey from Chicago, within a few years the inn became the nucleus for a group of businesses that catered to the soldiers, cattlemen (with their herds) and other travelers who arrived by stagecoach or otherwise frequented the Vincennes trail. Events hosted by the inn frequently lasted until the small hours of the morning, requiring an overnight stay before guests returned the next morning to their homes and places of business in Chicago and the hinterland.