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FORD HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County COOK
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 5,437 4,259 3,456 2,763 2,763 Avg. Winter Temp 26.00 F -3.33 C County 5,253,655 5,105,067 5,376,741 5,194,675 5,194,675 Avg. Summer Temp 75.00 F 23.88 C Labor 0 0 2,694,904 2,604,300 2,604,300 Avg. Annual Rainfall 33.00 In 83.82 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 39.00 In 99.06 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government TRUSTEE / TRUSTEES / VILL     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2000       County Zoning NO
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   0    outside

                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            6          3          0
    Police Department            0          0          0

Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  36
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    2 Weekly

         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   1 MI    2 KM

                 Banks   0  Assets $      2,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $      2,000,000

Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES

Remarks
POLICE PROTECTION - CONTRACT WITH COOK COUNTY
SHERIFF.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   3 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80, I-57, I-294, I-394
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     1 MI    2 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    35 MI 56 KM
       Commercial Airlines   38   Flights per day 2000

    Nearest Public Airport LANSING MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO    8 MI   13 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE
            Longest Runway  2,500 FT     763 M
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     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    26 FT      8 M
            Length Of Season  8 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    12 MI   19 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       1         2
Chicago            30        48       1         1
Cleveland         313       500       1         1
Dallas            906     1,450       1         2
Denver          1,000     1,600       2         2
Detroit           241       385       1         1
Kansas City       469       750       1         1
Los Angeles     2,065     3,304       3         4
Memphis           514       822       1         1
Minneapolis       442       707       1         1
New Orleans       914     1,462       1         2
New York          810     1,296       1         2
St. Louis         258       412       1         1
Seattle         2,063     3,300       3         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ELGIN JOLIET EASTERN





Piggyback Service NO     5 MI    8 KM
Container Service NO     5 MI    8 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier CITY OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS
        Water Source LAKE

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day
              Storage Capacity        1,650,000           6,270,000
            Treatment Capacity          600,000           2,280,000
          Average Daily Demand          450,000           1,710,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,200,000           4,560,000
               Excess Capacity          450,000           1,710,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant UNKNOWN
                       Process GRAVITY SYSTEM MWRD
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
                  Present Load                0                   0
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR
       Electric Supplier COM ED
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT

Remarks
WATER SUPPLIER: CITY OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS - HAMMOND.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   3 MI    5 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
INDUSTRIAL CARE, URGENT CARE CENTER WITHIN (3)
MILES.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        32         418
Junior High               1        25         270
High School               0         0           0
Trade & Technical         2         0           0
Community College         1       285       5,500
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.0

Remarks

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
VILLAGE OF FORD            MUNICIPALITY               23                      0
HEIGHTS
FORD HEIGHTS SCHOOL        EDUCATION                 142                      0
DISTRICT
GENEVA ENERGEY                                        20                   2006


Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for COOK COUNTY
Annual Average for Year 2010
      Total Labor Force 2,604,300
             Unemployed 272,436
             Percentage  10.50%
         Total Employed 2,331,864
          Manufacturing  16.90%
      Non-Manufacturing  82.70%
            Agriculture   0.40%

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 4 NE

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 22.00  $ 42.25   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.28  $ 28.75
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.94  $ 16.68   Office Clerk             $  9.94  $ 16.81
Assembler-Production     $  8.95  $ 16.21   Secretary                $ 11.26  $ 19.03
Computer Operator        $ 13.95  $ 26.21   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 12.68  $ 21.21
Computer Programmer      $ 23.97  $ 43.79   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.61  $ 17.35
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.19  $ 16.55   Systems Analyst          $ 24.72  $ 42.25
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.72  $ 16.95   Technician               $ 15.91  $ 29.53
Engineer                 $ 22.65  $ 39.97   Tool & Die Maker         $ 16.62  $ 29.39
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.08  $ 14.60   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.45  $ 16.69
Laborer                  $  8.89  $ 25.95   Welder                   $ 12.42  $ 20.60
Machinist                $ 12.13  $ 22.43   Word Processor           $ 12.77  $ 20.10

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2ND QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       6        Protestant Churches  34
                 Number of Rooms     879          Catholic Churches   5
                     Restaurants     125          Jewish Synagogues   2
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   1,000              Country Clubs   4
             Public Golf Courses       4               Health Clubs   7
            Public Tennis Courts       0      Public Swimming Pools   3
     Public Access to Lake/River NO
              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 are assessed at 25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year    0          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.25%
    City  1.6180%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On
  County  0.9290%          2007       2006              Electricity  3.22%
  School  5.9500%         5.7820%    5.4560%            Natural Gas  5.49%
Other(s)  1.7060%                                         Telephone  1.00%
   Total 10.2080%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
TWO PREVIOUS YEARS SHOW ONLY SCHOOL RATE.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Gloria Bryant                        Gloria Bryant
Village Clerk                        Village Clerk
Village of Ford Heights              Village of Ford Heights
1343 Ellis Avenue                    1343 Ellis Avenue
Ford Heights, IL  60411              Ford Heights, IL  60411
Phone (708) 758-3131                 Phone (708) 758-3131
  Fax (708) 758-9898                   Fax (708) 758-7602

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60411           Rep Dist            29
                            Senate Dist        15
                            Congressional Dist 2


Remarks
Village Website: www.villageoffordheights.org
Gloria Bryant E-mail:
gloria.bryant@fordheights.org

Last updated 01/24/2012
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