Blue Island

Blue Island, city (1990 pop. 21,203), Cook co., NE Ill., a residential and industrial suburb of Chicago, on the Little Calumet River inc. 1843. It has oil refineries, railroad yards and shops, canneries, and plants that manufacture steel products, plastics, fluorescent ballasts, electronic equipment, and chemicals.

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