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CHRISTOPHER, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County FRANKLIN       
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 3,086 2,774 2,836 2,382 2,369 Avg. Winter Temp 32.00 F 0.00 C County 43,201 40,319 39,018 39,561 39,407 Avg. Summer Temp 74.00 F 23.00 C Labor 0 0 17,107 18,214 17,307 Avg. Annual Rainfall 45.00 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 19.00 In 49.00 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1964       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance NO                                   Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 6     in city  9     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         24
    Police Department            5          3          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  12
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest   7 MI   10 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   7 MI   10 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $    101,269,700
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
NOTE: COMMUNITY BANK ASSETS ARE ACCUMULATIVE 
ASSETS OF ALL BANKS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE REGION.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     7 MI   11 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   2
          Interstate Carriers  11
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service NO 
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    16 MI 26 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    4

    Nearest Public Airport BENTON MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO    7 MI   11 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  8,000 FT   2,440 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    80 MI  128 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           461       738       3         1
Chicago           309       494       2         1
Cleveland         556       890       3         2
Dallas            676     1,082       4         2
Denver            967     1,547       4         2
Detroit           555       888       3         2
Kansas City       360       576       3         1
Los Angeles     1,940     3,104       6         4
Memphis           242       387       2         1
Minneapolis       682     1,091       3         2
New Orleans       635     1,016       3         2
New York          949     1,518       4         3
St. Louis         104       166       1         1
Seattle         2,241     3,586       6         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILLINOIS CENTRAL           IRREGULAR   
BURLINGTON NORTHERN        1 PER DAY   
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    19 MI   30 KM
Container Service NO    19 MI   30 KM

Remarks
TWELVE MILES TO AMTRAK SERVICE.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier REND LAKE CONS. DISTRICT 
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          300,000           1,140,000
            Treatment Capacity       19,100,000          72,580,000
          Average Daily Demand          450,000           1,710,000
             Peak Daily Demand          517,000           1,964,600
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process ROCK FILTER         
            Treatment Capacity          768,000           2,918,400
                  Present Load          200,000             760,600
               Excess Capacity          568,000           2,158,400

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS                           
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI  

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: REND LAKE - RLCD.  WATER SUPPLIER 
EXCESS CAPACITY 7,000,000 GALLONS, 26,497,880 
LITERS.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   7 MI   11 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     5
            Dentists in Community     3
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     7 MI   11 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        43         540
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               1        16         259
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 19.4

Remarks
REND LAKE COLLEGE (INA-16 MILES); SOUTHERN 
ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (CARBONDALE-26 MILES).

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
REA CLINIC                 MEDICAL SERVICES           49  NONE             1979
                         
AIR STAMPING               PRINTING PRESS PARTS       12  NONE             1956
                         
B & G VENEGONI             BEER AND SNACK FOODS       11  NONE             1932
DISTRIBUTION             

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for FRANKLIN COUNTY                         
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    17,307
             Unemployed   1,939
             Percentage  11.20%
         Total Employed    15,368
          Manufacturing  11.14%
      Non-Manufacturing  88.85%
            Agriculture   0.19%

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 8 S        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.76  $ 29.95   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.09  $ 24.36
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.62  $ 11.33   Office Clerk             $  8.73  $ 13.06
Assembler-Production     $  9.24  $ 14.10   Secretary                $  9.35  $ 14.38
Computer Operator        $ 12.92  $ 23.82   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.19  $ 18.38
Computer Programmer      $ 18.01  $ 27.87   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.82  $ 17.88
Data Entry Operator      $  9.19  $ 11.38   Systems Analyst          $ 17.82  $ 33.96
Drill or Punch Press     $ 13.46  $ 18.12   Technician               $ 15.75  $ 22.75
Engineer                 $ 23.76  $ 35.62   Tool & Die Maker         $ 13.84  $ 24.97
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.70  $ 12.66   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.00  $ 18.41
Laborer                  $ 11.16  $ 20.19   Welder                   $ 12.33  $ 17.88
Machinist                $ 11.39  $ 18.79   Word Processor           $  9.85  $ 18.97

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

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       7        Protestant Churches  55
                 Number of Rooms     280          Catholic Churches   4
                     Restaurants      32          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       2      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River REND LAKE                                         

Remarks
CITY LAKE; 30 MINUTES FROM NATIONAL FOREST, 
WILDLIFE REFUGE, STATE PARKS, LAKES, RECREATION 
SITES.

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 2012          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.25%
    City  1.8538%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.0648%          2011       2010              Electricity  5.00%
  School  3.9751%         8.3363%    8.5992%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.8221%                                         Telephone  9.00%
   Total  8.7158%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Suzanne Williams, President          Beau A. Henson                     
Christopher Area                     Econ. Dev. Specialist    
Chamber of Commerce                  Greater Egypt RPDC                 
P.O. Box 111                         3000 W DeYoung St, 800B-3          
Christopher, IL  628220111           Marion, IL  629595558
Phone (618) 724-9416                 Phone (618) 997-9351
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (618) 997-9354

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62822           Rep Dist           117                          
                            Senate Dist        59                           
                            Congressional Dist 19               


Remarks
Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development 
Commission E-Mail: caryminnis@greateregypt.org, 
Website: www.greateregypt.org.

Last updated 09/10/2013
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