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LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County LAKE
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 15,245 17,269 20,059 19,375 19,375 Avg. Winter Temp 28.00 F -2.22 C County 440,372 516,418 644,356 703,462 703,462 Avg. Summer Temp 74.00 F 23.33 C Labor 0 0 334,994 365,683 365,683 Avg. Annual Rainfall 15.50 In 39.37 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 36.00 In 91.44 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / CITY      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2000       County Zoning NO
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES

 Fire Insurance Class 4     in city        outside

                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           35          4          0
    Police Department           57          4          0

Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   0
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   3 Daily    1 Weekly

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

                 Banks   9  Assets $              0
     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 YES

Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-94, US41
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 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 CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    20 MI 32 KM
       Commercial Airlines   37   Flights per day 2000

    Nearest Public Airport CHICAGO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT
                     Local NO   11 MI   18 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE
            Longest Runway  5,000 FT   1,525 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 MICHIGAN
                Public Barge NO
               Private Barge NO
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 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           750     1,200       2         2
Chicago            30        48       0         0
Cleveland         375       600       2         1
Dallas          1,000     1,600       0         2
Denver          1,000     1,600       2         2
Detroit           300       480       1         1
Kansas City       500       800       2         1
Los Angeles     2,000     3,200       3         3
Memphis           550       880       2         1
Minneapolis       400       640       1         1
New Orleans     1,000     1,600       3         2
New York          800     1,280       2         2
St. Louis         300       480       1         1
Seattle         2,000     3,200       3         3

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
METRA





Piggyback Service NO    25 MI   40 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
COMMERICAL BUS SERVICE: PACE - COMMUTER SHUTTLE -
TRAIN STATION TO OFFICE PARK, PEAK HOURS.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL
        Water Source LAKE

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day
              Storage Capacity        6,600,000          25,080,000
            Treatment Capacity       14,000,000          53,200,000
          Average Daily Demand        4,000,000          15,200,000
             Peak Daily Demand       12,000,000          45,600,000
               Excess Capacity        2,000,000           7,600,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY
                       Process
            Treatment Capacity       17,800,000          67,640,000
                  Present Load       14,200,000          53,960,000
               Excess Capacity        3,600,000          13,680,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NORTH SHORE GAS
       Electric Supplier COM ED
Local Telephone Supplier VARIOUS
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds    204
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   450
            Dentists in Community    35
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                5        75         995
Junior High               3       121       1,048
High School               4       150       1,765
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           1     1,160       1,387
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 26.8

Remarks
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #'S.  LAKE FOREST COLLEGE.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
LAKE FOREST HOSPITAL       HEALTH CARE                 0                      0

SCHOOL DISTRICTS           EDUCATION                 556  SEE REMARKS         0
67 & 115
LAKE FOREST COLLEGE        HIGH EDUCATION              0                      0

ABBOTT LABORATORIES        PHARMACEUTICALS             0                      0

CITY OF LAKE FOREST        GOVERNMENT                  0                      0

TRUSTMARK COMPANIES        INSURANCE                   0                      0

HOSPIRA                    PHARMACEUTICALS             0                      0

PACTIV CORPORATION         FOOD SERVICE/FOOD PK        0                      0

BRUNSWICK                  MACHINERY & EQUIP           0                      0

TENNECO                    AUTOMOTIVE PARTS            0                      0


Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for LAKE COUNTY
Annual Average for Year 2010
      Total Labor Force   365,683
             Unemployed  38,396
             Percentage  10.50%
         Total Employed   327,287
          Manufacturing  21.50%
      Non-Manufacturing  76.90%
            Agriculture   1.60%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2009
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
School District 67 - 252 FT, 27 PT.  School
District 115 - 253 FT, 24 PT.  WAGE RATES 2ND
QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      87        Protestant Churches  15
                 Number of Rooms     935          Catholic Churches   9
                     Restaurants       0          Jewish Synagogues  17
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs  15
             Public Golf Courses      32               Health Clubs  69
            Public Tennis Courts      50      Public Swimming Pools   5
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River LAKE MICHIGAN

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 2010          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  7.50%
    City  0.8690%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On
  County  0.4500%          2009       2008              Electricity  5.00%
  School  1.9250%         4.0250%    3.8740%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.5940%                                         Telephone  6.00%
   Total  3.8380%                                             Water  5.00%

Remarks
NUMBERS ARE IN DOLLARS.  $1.00 PER $100.00 OF
EQUALIZED ASSESSED VALUE.  SHIELDS TOWNSHIP.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Catherine Czerniak                   Catherine Czerniak
Comm Dev Dept Dir                    Comm Dev Dept Dir
City of Lake Forest                  City of Lake Forest
800 Field Drive                      800 Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL  60045               Lake Forest, IL  60045
Phone (847) 810-3504                 Phone (847) 810-3504
  Fax (847) 615-4383                   Fax (847) 615-4383

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60045           Rep Dist           59
                            Senate Dist        30
                            Congressional Dist 10


Remarks
City Website: www.cityoflakeforest.com
C. Czerniak E-mail: czerniac@cityoflakeforest.com

Last updated 10/05/2011
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