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LANARK, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County CARROLL        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,500 1,382 1,584 1,457 1,457 Avg. Winter Temp 25.90 F -3.39 C County 18,779 16,805 16,674 15,387 15,387 Avg. Summer Temp 70.60 F 21.44 C Labor 13,160 11,800 8,837 8,424 8,080 Avg. Annual Rainfall 34.00 In 86.36 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 34.80 In 88.39 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2011       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  7    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         35
    Police Department            1          4          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   3
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels 100
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   2 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     52,250,000
     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
WATER FEE ABATED FOR NEW BUINESSES THE FIRST 
YEAR($200 MAX) DEVELOPMENT CORP FUNCTIONS AT 
COUNTY LEVEL, CONTACT: TOM KOCAL (815)493-2560.  
NEW SOUTHERN COMM DEV-LOTS AVAILABLE 5+ACRES.  TIF
 IN PLACE.  CABLE SUPPLIER MEDIACOM.  FOREIGN 
TRADE ZONE AT NW CHICAGOLAND REGIONAL AIRPORT @ 
ROCKFORD & SAVANNA DEPOT PARK.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88, I-39, I-80                                  
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    30 MI   48 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   6
          Interstate Carriers   8
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NORTHWEST CHICAGOLAND RGL AIRPORT AT ROCKFORD
                     Local NO    45 MI 72 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    2

    Nearest Public Airport TRI-TOWNSHIP AIRPORT
                     Local NO   20 MI   32 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  2,950 FT     900 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available NO     Charter Service Available NO 
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available NO 

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway MISSISSIPPI RIVER        
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge YES
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  9 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    20 MI   32 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           950     1,520       2         2
Chicago           120       192       1         1
Cleveland         663     1,061       2         2
Dallas            900     1,440       2         2
Denver            910     1,456       2         2
Detroit           391       626       1         1
Kansas City       410       656       1         1
Los Angeles     2,000     3,200       4         4
Memphis           585       936       2         2
Minneapolis       350       560       1         1
New Orleans       965     1,544       2         2
New York          960     1,536       2         2
St. Louis         285       456       1         1
Seattle         2,000     3,200       4         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILL. CENTRAL               DAILY       
EASTERN ILLINOIS RR                    
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service YES   20 MI   32 KM
Container Service YES   20 MI   32 KM

Remarks
U.P.S. & AIRBORNE EXPRESS TERMINALS, U.S. CUSTOMS,
 FOREIGN TRADE ZONE, FREIGHT DISTRIBUTION, SERVICE
 AT GREATOR ROCKFORD AIRPORT AUTHORITY.  20 MILES 
FED. HWY ACCESS (RT 64 TO RT 84) AND RAIL ACCESS 
IC&E TO (BNSF) TO SAVANNA DEPOT PARK REDEVELOPMENT
 (ENTERPRISE ZONE & FOREIGN TRADE ZONE).

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          300,000           1,140,000
            Treatment Capacity        2,000,000           7,600,000
          Average Daily Demand          250,000             950,000
             Peak Daily Demand          300,000           1,140,000
               Excess Capacity        1,700,000           6,460,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process TERCIARY            
            Treatment Capacity          500,000           1,900,000
                  Present Load          220,000             836,000
               Excess Capacity          280,000           1,064,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier VERIZON / FRONTIER                                
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI VERIZON QUEST

Remarks
LANARK HAS STATE-OF-THE-ART TELECOMMUNICATIONS 
AVAILABLE CONTACT PERSON: JEFF HOAK (815)235-5067.
  CABLE INTERNET AVAILABLE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  24 MI   38 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     1
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES   24 MI   38 KM

Remarks
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 7 MILES.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        20         366
Junior High               1        10         112
High School               1        20         224
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 20.9

Remarks
JUNIOR COLLEGES 22 AND 26 MILES. LOCAL SCHOOL 
DISTRICT IS MEMBER OF WHITESIDE VOCATIONAL CENTER,
 AND IS IN THE HIGHLAND COMM. COLLEGE DIST, 6 
COLLEGES WITHIN 50 MILES OF LANARK, IL.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
EXCHANGE STATE             FINANCIAL                  16  NONE             1878
BANK                     
FORSTER PRODUCTS           TOOLING GUN PARTS ET       20  NONE             1937
                         
SLOAN IMPLEMENT            AG SALES/SERVICE           20  NONE             1980
CO/JOHN DEERE            
HYFAB                      COMMERCIAL SEWING           4  NONE             1959
                         
ROLLING HILLS PROGRESS     LIGHT ASSEMBLY/PKG         45  NONE             1976
CENTER                   
ACRES OF SKY COMMUNICATIO  NEWSPAPER/COMM PRINT       12  NONE             1937
INC.                     
EASTLAND SCHOOL            EDUCATION                  58  TEACHERS UNION   1900
DISTRICT #308            
LAKE CARROLL PROPERTY      PVT HOMEOWNERS DEV         55  NONE             1972
OWNERS ASSOCIATION       
EL KAY MANUFACTURING       MFG                        30  NONE             2010
CO.                      

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for CARROLL COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force     8,080
             Unemployed     790
             Percentage   9.80%
         Total Employed     7,290
          Manufacturing  33.70%
      Non-Manufacturing  61.00%
            Agriculture   5.30%

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  EDR 6 NORTHWEST         

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.15  $ 31.35   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.31  $ 25.20
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.70  $ 13.99   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 13.37
Assembler-Production     $ 10.28  $ 15.24   Secretary                $  9.87  $ 15.34
Computer Operator        $ 14.64  $ 22.42   Sheet Metal Worker       $  9.17  $ 13.87
Computer Programmer      $ 20.97  $ 35.55   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.19  $ 17.13
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.16  $ 13.64   Systems Analyst          $ 25.61  $ 42.48
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.49  $ 16.29   Technician               $ 17.22  $ 25.79
Engineer                 $ 22.54  $ 37.22   Tool & Die Maker         $ 16.37  $ 25.91
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.81  $ 13.18   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.84  $ 18.52
Laborer                  $ 13.05  $ 25.69   Welder                   $ 12.11  $ 20.17
Machinist                $ 12.21  $ 21.90   Word Processor           $  8.85  $ 13.98

Remarks
Wage Rates 2nd Quarter 2010 from IL Dept of 
Employment Security.  Lanark is only 28 miles from
 newly constructed Thomson State Prison.  Job 
opportunities at prision, live in Lanark.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       4        Protestant Churches  12
                 Number of Rooms     120          Catholic Churches   2
                     Restaurants      13          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     225              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   3
            Public Tennis Courts       3      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River MISSISSIPPI RIVER, LAKE CARROLL                   

Remarks
TWENTY MILES TO MISSISSIPPI RIVER.  FIVE MILES TO 
LAKE CARROLL WITH GOLFING, SKIING, SWIMMING, 
SNOWMOBILING. 6 BED/BREAKFAST WITH A TOTAL OF 20 
ROOMS. ONE COMMUNITY CENTER.

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 2010          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.50%
    City  1.8954%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7659%          2009       2008              Electricity  0.00%
  School  3.6871%         7.6541%    7.4079%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  0.6266%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.9749%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
ASSESSED VALUATION $11,568,167.  LANARK HAS THE 
LOWEST AGGREGATE TAX RATE IN CARROLL COUNTY, AND 
FOR CITIES BETWEEN 1,000-1,500 PERSONS IN 6-COUNTY
 REGION OF BHRC&D.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
John Huggins                         John Huggins                       
Econ. Dev. Coordinator               Econ. Dev. Coordinator   
City of Lanark                       City of Lanark                     
640 E Locust ST/POB 173              640 E Locust St/POB 173            
Lanark, IL  610460173                Lanark, IL  610460173
Phone (815) 541-0557                 Phone (815) 541-0557
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (   )    -    

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61046           Rep Dist            74                          
                            Senate Dist        37                           
                            Congressional Dist 17               


Remarks
Additional Contact: Mayor, City of Lanark, 108 W. 
Carroll St., Lanark, IL 61046, (815) 493-2431 
Phone & Fax.  City Website: www.lanarkil.com, John
 Huggins E-mail: jhuggins@lanarkil.com, Chamber of
 Commerce E-mail: info@lanarkilcoc.com, Website:  
www.lanarkilcoc.com.  Economic Development 
Website: tcedaonline.com.

Last updated 06/21/2012
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