'I was slowly poisoned:' The CBS 2 Investigators dig into a growing number of cancer cases in a suburban village
Fear grows as more people from a northwest suburban village battle cancer - they blame two companies for contaminating land with toxic chemicals and not telling neighboring residents.
Brenda Boeldt gets emotional when she thinks about growing up in the Village of Union, located in McHenry County.
"They picked on our small little town, and think that they were going to get away with it. They should be held accountable for it," said Boeldt. "It's not fair."
Memories of playing in the fields around her grammar school, Evergreen Park Academy, are now tainted.
"It was a meeting ground. We all hung out there," said Boeldt. "We didn't know that they were doing it. We didn't know it was bad for us."