Chanute Air Force Base

Base Background

Location Paxton, Illinois, 60957, United States
Years of Operation 1917-1993

Chanute Air Force Base opened in 1917 as a World War I pilot training school. Following the war, the site briefly closed before reopening as a technical training center. The site trained Air Corps mechanics to maintain aircrafts and ground support equipment. They also focused on metal processing. After ceasing air operations in the 70’s, the base officially closed in 1993.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed at Chanute Air Force Base, you may be eligible for compensation for medical conditions associated with toxic exposure.

*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.