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ASHTON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County LEE            
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,140 1,042 1,142 972 972 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 PRESIDENT / TRUSTEES / VI     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - 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  4    in city   5    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         27
    Police Department            1          2          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   2
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  29
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  11 MI   18 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  11 MI   18 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $    425,398,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88, I-39                                        
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    11 MI   18 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   1
          Interstate Carriers   1
          Intrastate Carriers   1

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NORTHWEST CHICAGOLAND RGL AIRPORT AT ROCKFORD
                     Local NO    30 MI 48 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    2

    Nearest Public Airport DIXON MUNI-CHARLES R. WALGREEN FIELD AIRPORT
                     Local NO   11 MI   17 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  4,500 FT   1,350 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available NO     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           772     1,235       7         2
Chicago            85       136       3         1
Cleveland         433       693       6         1
Dallas            907     1,451       7         2
Denver            920     1,472       5         2
Detroit           357       571       5         1
Kansas City       406       650       3         1
Los Angeles     1,958     3,133       7         4
Memphis           529       846       4         1
Minneapolis       354       566       4         1
New Orleans       916     1,466       6         2
New York          895     1,432       7         2
St. Louis         259       414       2         1
Seattle         1,961     3,138       6         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC                          
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    80 MI   99 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          250,000             950,000
            Treatment Capacity        1,908,000           7,250,400
          Average Daily Demand          213,827             812,543
             Peak Daily Demand          252,750             960,450
               Excess Capacity        1,655,250           6,289,950

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process LAGOONS             
            Treatment Capacity          333,000           1,265,400
                  Present Load          180,000             684,520
               Excess Capacity          150,000             570,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers     

Remarks
NEW WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT UNDER 
CONSTRUCTION, AND NEW WELL UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  11 MI   18 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    11 MI   18 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1         0           0
Junior High               1         0           0
High School               1         0           0
Trade & Technical         1         0           0
Community College         2         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           1
University                1         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score  0.0

Remarks

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CREST FOODS CO.,           FOOD PACKAGING CO.        450  NONE             1952
INC.                     
RAY J. FORNEY,             TRUCKING FIRM              17  NONE             1954
INC.                     

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       $ 17.28  $ 32.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.10  $ 22.16
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.08  $ 15.71   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 13.83
Assembler-Production     $ 10.36  $ 15.28   Secretary                $  9.99  $ 15.86
Computer Operator        $ 14.06  $ 22.55   Sheet Metal Worker       $  9.37  $ 13.42
Computer Programmer      $ 20.11  $ 35.23   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.19  $ 17.86
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.03  $ 13.94   Systems Analyst          $ 21.42  $ 40.06
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.51  $ 16.55   Technician               $ 17.71  $ 27.53
Engineer                 $ 24.05  $ 43.96   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.92  $ 26.59
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.82  $ 13.72   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.89  $ 18.67
Laborer                  $ 12.27  $ 24.62   Welder                   $  9.37  $ 13.42
Machinist                $ 12.44  $ 22.07   Word Processor           $  9.49  $ 15.79

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE AT 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       0        Protestant Churches   4
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       1          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     400              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks

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 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.9548%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7991%          2009       0                 Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.4427%         8.3100%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.5131%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  8.7097%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
COUNTY PENSION .0888, ASHTON TOWNSHIP .5166, SCH. 
DIST. 275 4.4660, SCH. DIST. 506 .4273, LIBRARY 
.1030, ASHTON FIRE .3180.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
John Thompson                        Dorothy S. VanDam                  
President                            Village Clerk            
Lee Co. Ind. Dev. Assn.              Village of Ashton                  
101 W. 2nd St., Ste. 210             810 Main St, POB 186               
Dixon, IL  610213079                 Ashton, IL  610060186
Phone (815) 284-3361                 Phone (815) 453-2241
  Fax (815) 284-3675                   Fax (815) 453-5019

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61006           Rep Dist            73                          
                            Senate Dist        37                           
                            Congressional Dist 14               


Remarks
Lee County Industrial Development Assoication 
Website: 
www.dixonillinoischamber.com/leecounty/economic_st
aff.php
E-mail: dchamber@essex1.com.

Last updated 06/11/2013
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