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AMBOY, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County LEE            
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,400 2,377 2,561 2,500 2,500 Avg. Winter Temp 21.00 F -6.11 C County 36,328 34,392 36,062 36,031 36,031 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.44 C Labor 0 0 18,244 18,496 17,390 Avg. Annual Rainfall 33.00 In 83.82 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 29.00 In 73.66 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  7    in city   7    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         30
    Police Department            4          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  70
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     39,130,000
     Savings and Loans   1  Assets $    266,165,378
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-39, I-80, I-88                                  
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    12 MI   19 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   0
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local NO    12 MI 19 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    7

    Nearest Public Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local NO   12 MI   19 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  3,900 FT   1,170 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available NO 
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           700     1,120       0         2
Chicago           100       160       0         1
Cleveland         435       696       0         1
Dallas            850     1,360       0         2
Denver            896     1,434       0         2
Detroit           395       632       0         1
Kansas City       442       707       0         1
Los Angeles     1,954     3,126       0         4
Memphis           600       960       0         2
Minneapolis       385       616       0         1
New Orleans       870     1,392       0         2
New York          902     1,443       0         2
St. Louis         260       416       0         1
Seattle         1,913     3,061       0         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NONE                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    15 MI   24 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
COMMERCIAL BUS SERVICE - 12 MILES AWAY IN DIXON.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,000,000           3,800,000
            Treatment Capacity          750,000           2,850,000
          Average Daily Demand          381,000           1,447,800
             Peak Daily Demand          500,000           1,900,000
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        1,250,000           4,750,000
                  Present Load          400,000           1,520,000
               Excess Capacity          850,000           3,230,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COM ED                   
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers VERIZON AT&T   

Remarks
NEW WATER / SEWER UPGRADES IN PLACE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   1 MI    2 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    15 MI   24 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        25         302
Junior High               1        25         237
High School               1        28         364
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score  0.0

Remarks
TOTAL ENROLLMENT FOR BOTH ELEMENTARY AND JR HIGH 
IS 647.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
SENSIENT FLAVORS,          CANDY/ICE CREAM TOP       150  NONE                0
INC.                     
AG VIEW                    FARM PRODUCTS               4  NONE                0
                         
COUNTRY COMPANIES          INSURANCE                  10  NONE                0
                         
MAPLESIDE MANOR            NURSING HOME               65  NONE                0
                         
AMBOY SCHOOL DISTRICT      EDUCATION                  77                      0
#272                     
ADDISON PRECISION                                     10  NONE                0
                         
MAPLEHURST ELEVATOR                                   12  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for LEE COUNTY                              
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    17,390
             Unemployed   1,612
             Percentage   9.30%
         Total Employed    15,778
          Manufacturing  33.50%
      Non-Manufacturing  65.30%
            Agriculture   1.20%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  Econ Dev Reg 6 NW       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.05  $ 31.49   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.17  $ 26.52
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.03  $ 16.56   Office Clerk             $  9.19  $ 14.38
Assembler-Production     $  8.99  $ 14.36   Secretary                $  9.90  $ 15.94
Computer Operator        $ 13.36  $ 21.73   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.05  $ 19.76
Computer Programmer      $ 22.40  $ 37.58   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.63  $ 18.06
Data Entry Operator      $  9.98  $ 13.68   Systems Analyst          $ 21.92  $ 40.55
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.42  $ 15.52   Technician               $ 17.70  $ 26.87
Engineer                 $ 25.97  $ 49.29   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.41  $ 27.36
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.83  $ 13.64   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.68  $ 18.14
Laborer                  $ 12.02  $ 22.34   Welder                   $ 13.51  $ 21.31
Machinist                $ 12.11  $ 22.25   Word Processor           $  9.70  $ 16.53

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2012 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       0        Protestant Churches   0
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       7          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River GREEN RIVER                                       

Remarks
1 LUTHERAN, 1 BAPTIST, AND 1 CONGREGATIONAL 
CHURCH.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2010          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  1.0628%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7787%          0          0                 Electricity  3.00%
  School  4.5837%         6.5511%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.6173%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  8.0425%                                             Water  4.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
John Thompson                        Tom Nauman                         
President                            Mayor                    
Lee Co. Ind. Dev. Assn.              City of Amboy                      
101 W. 2nd St., Ste. 210             227 East Main Street               
Dixon, IL  610213079                 Amboy, IL  613101439
Phone (815) 284-3361                 Phone (815) 857-3814
  Fax (815) 284-3675                   Fax (815) 857-3814

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61310           Rep Dist            74                          
                            Senate Dist        37                           
                            Congressional Dist 16               


Remarks
City Website: www.cityofamboy.org
E-mail: cityofamboy@comcast.net

Last updated 11/19/2013
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