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LACON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MARSHALL       
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,135 1,986 1,979 1,937 1,937 Avg. Winter Temp 30.00 F -1.11 C County 14,479 12,846 13,180 12,640 12,640 Avg. Summer Temp 82.00 F 27.78 C Labor 0 0 6,515 7,137 6,951 Avg. Annual Rainfall 34.00 In 86.36 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 26.00 In 66.04 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        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 6     in city  6     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         52
    Police Department            3          6          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  92
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  30 MI   48 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $     25,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    2      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
ENTERPRISE ZONE IN LACON & CO-EST 1993., TIF DIST.
 ONE 1993, TWO 1995, THREE 2005.  PORT AUTHORITY.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-180, I-39, I-74                                 
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    18 MI   29 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    30 MI 48 KM
       Commercial Airlines    5   Flights per day   46

    Nearest Public Airport MARSHALL COUNTY
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  3,200 FT     976 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water YES
            Name of Waterway ILLINOIS RIVER           
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge YES
               Channel Depth    14 FT      4 M
            Length Of Season 12 Months
           Public Dock Local YES    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           675     1,080       2         2
Chicago           135       211       1         1
Cleveland         485       776       2         1
Dallas            825     1,320       2         2
Denver            925     1,480       2         2
Detroit           400       640       1         1
Kansas City       375       600       1         1
Los Angeles     1,975     3,160       5         4
Memphis           475       760       1         1
Minneapolis       400       640       1         1
New Orleans       860     1,376       2         2
New York          925     1,480       2         2
St. Louis         200       320       1         1
Seattle         2,000     3,200       5         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NONE                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    30 MI   48 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          150,000             570,000
            Treatment Capacity        1,400,000           5,320,000
          Average Daily Demand          400,000           1,520,000
             Peak Daily Demand          800,000           3,040,000
               Excess Capacity          600,000           2,280,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          600,000           2,280,000
                  Present Load          220,000             836,000
               Excess Capacity          380,000           1,444,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier CENTURY LINK                                      
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T Century Link Several Others

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  25 MI   40 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        21         262
Junior High               1        15         199
High School               1        23         207
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 19.8

Remarks
JUNIOR HIGH IS ACTUALLY MIDDLE SCHOOL.  TRADE & 
TECHNICAL, JUNIOR COLLEGE, 4-YEAR COLLEGE, 
UNIVERSITY WITHIN 30 MILES IN PEORIA.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
HARDIN INDUSTRIES          FABRICATION                40  NONE             1980
                         
META-TEC                   MACHINING-PRODUCTION      130  NONE             1985
                         
DENEEN RIVER CO.           MARINE CONSTRUCTION         7  LOCAL TRADES        0
                         
ST. JOSEPH'S HOME          EXTENDED CARE              95  NONE                0
                         
MIDWEST SAND &             SAND & GRAVEL              12  NONE                0
GRAVEL                   
RUPIPER - JOHN                                        15  NONE                0
DEERE                    
R. P. LUMBER                                          10  NONE                0
                         
IGA                        GROCERY                    10  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MARSHALL COUNTY                         
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     6,951
             Unemployed     545
             Percentage   7.80%
         Total Employed     6,406
          Manufacturing  35.50%
      Non-Manufacturing  60.00%
            Agriculture   3.50%

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 3 NC      

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 20.27  $ 39.50   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.78  $ 24.34
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.06  $ 16.59   Office Clerk             $  9.36  $ 14.79
Assembler-Production     $ 13.12  $ 21.95   Secretary                $  9.99  $ 16.33
Computer Operator        $ 10.87  $ 20.21   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 14.18  $ 19.86
Computer Programmer      $ 23.27  $ 35.73   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  9.96  $ 17.49
Data Entry Operator      $  9.80  $ 13.88   Systems Analyst          $ 28.78  $ 41.20
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.28  $ 19.63   Technician               $ 22.65  $ 33.39
Engineer                 $ 25.89  $ 38.67   Tool & Die Maker         $ 16.42  $ 26.83
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.76  $ 12.30   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.59  $ 18.21
Laborer                  $ 10.85  $ 23.54   Welder                   $ 12.70  $ 17.83
Machinist                $ 12.93  $ 22.38   Word Processor           $ 12.37  $ 18.71

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

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       0        Protestant Churches   5
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       7          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       0      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River ILLINOIS RIVER                                    

Remarks
PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH FACILITIES IN CITY.

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  1.1527%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9248%          2010       2007              Electricity  4.00%
  School  4.5479%         8.5691%    8.6001%            Natural Gas  3.00%
Other(s)  2.2944%                                         Telephone  7.00%
   Total  8.9197%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Connie Anderle                       Connie Anderle                     
City Clerk                           City Clerk               
City of Lacon                        City of Lacon                      
406 5th Street                       406 5th Street                     
Lacon, IL  61540                     Lacon, IL  61540    
Phone (309) 246-6111                 Phone (309) 246-6111
  Fax (309) 246-3231                   Fax (309) 246-3231

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61540           Rep Dist           87                           
                            Senate Dist        44                           
                            Congressional Dist 18               


Remarks
Website: laconcity.com
E-Mail: mayor@grics.net or cityclerk@grics.net.

Last updated 10/29/2013
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