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LA SALLE, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County LASALLE        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 10,347 9,717 9,796 9,609 9,609 Avg. Winter Temp 24.00 F -4.44 C County 112,033 106,913 111,509 113,924 113,924 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.44 C Labor 49,870 53,201 55,757 60,380 57,826 Avg. Annual Rainfall 34.00 In 86.36 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 22.00 In 55.88 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government ALDERMEN / CITY               Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1969       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  5    in city        outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           10          0          0
    Police Department           30          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels 250
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   2 MI    3 KM
 
                 Banks   4  Assets $    482,115,396
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
CABLE OFFERS 68 CHANNELS WITH THEIR STANDARD 
SERVICE (DIGITAL STARTER).  FIRE DEPARTMENT - 23 
PAID ON CALL.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   3 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80, I-39                                        
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  10
               Local Carriers   2
          Interstate Carriers   7
          Intrastate Carriers  11

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    60 MI 96 KM
       Commercial Airlines    3   Flights per day   14

    Nearest Public Airport ILLINOIS VALLEY RGNL-WALTER A DUNCAN FIELD AIRPORT
                     Local NO    4 MI    6 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,000 FT   1,800 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 YES
               Private Barge YES
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season 12 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     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           700     1,120       5         3
Chicago            90       144       2         1
Cleveland         450       720       4         2
Dallas            850     1,360       5         3
Denver            900     1,440       4         3
Detroit           350       560       4         1
Kansas City       400       640       4         1
Los Angeles     2,000     3,200       7         5
Memphis           500       800       4         2
Minneapolis       360       576       5         1
New Orleans       900     1,440       5         2
New York          950     1,520       6         3
St. Louis         220       352       3         1
Seattle         2,000     3,200       7         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CSX TRANSPORTATION         AS REQUIRED 
IOWA INTERSTATE                        
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    60 MI   96 KM
Container Service NO    75 MI  120 KM

Remarks
WATER WAY: ILLINOIS RIVER.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        2,750,000          10,450,000
            Treatment Capacity        3,240,000          12,312,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,439,000           5,468,200
             Peak Daily Demand        2,500,000           9,500,000
               Excess Capacity          740,000           2,812,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process ACTIVATED SLUDGE    
            Treatment Capacity        3,330,000          12,654,000
                  Present Load        1,433,000           5,445,400
               Excess Capacity        1,897,000           7,208,600

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T & Comcast (Main Carriers)                    
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T Comcast   

Remarks


Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   2 MI    3 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     8
            Dentists in Community     6
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     2 MI    3 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                4        76         976
Junior High               1        27         301
High School               0         0           0
Trade & Technical         1        15         332
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.3

Remarks
COMMUNITY COLLEGE LOCATED 3 MILES AWAY.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CARUS CHEMICAL             CHEMICALS                 264  ICFW             1915
COMPANY                  
NEWS TRIBUNE               NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER       113  NONE             1891
                         
ILLINOIS CEMENT            CEMENT                    157  PAPER WORKERS    1972
COMPANY                  
LASALLE-PERU TOWNSHIP      EDUCATION                 104  AFT/BLDG SERV E  1898
HIGH SCHOOL              
J. C. WHITNEY & CO         DISTRIBUTION/CALL CN      313  NONE             1996
                         
LASALLE VETERANS HOME                                200                   1990
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for LASALLE COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    57,826
             Unemployed   6,283
             Percentage  10.90%
         Total Employed    51,543
          Manufacturing  17.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  81.40%
            Agriculture   0.80%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   3
            Number won by union   1
          Number won by company   2
      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 6 NW       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.28  $ 32.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.10  $ 22.16
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.08  $ 15.71   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 13.83
Assembler-Production     $ 10.36  $ 15.28   Secretary                $  9.99  $ 15.86
Computer Operator        $ 14.06  $ 22.55   Sheet Metal Worker       $  9.37  $ 13.42
Computer Programmer      $ 20.11  $ 35.23   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.19  $ 17.86
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.03  $ 13.94   Systems Analyst          $ 21.42  $ 40.06
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.51  $ 16.55   Technician               $ 17.71  $ 27.53
Engineer                 $ 24.05  $ 43.96   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.92  $ 26.59
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.82  $ 13.72   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.89  $ 18.67
Laborer                  $ 12.27  $ 24.62   Welder                   $  9.37  $ 13.42
Machinist                $ 12.44  $ 22.07   Word Processor           $  9.49  $ 15.79

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      17        Protestant Churches  36
                 Number of Rooms     863          Catholic Churches  11
                     Restaurants     104          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     600              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       3               Health Clubs   3
            Public Tennis Courts       6      Public Swimming Pools   4
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River ILLINOIS RIVER, BAKER LAKE                        

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 is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  7.50%
    City  2.2348%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9434%          2010       2009              Electricity  5.00%
  School  5.3362%         8.8385%    8.6674%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.0000%                                         Telephone  6.00%
   Total  8.9137%                                             Water  5.00%

Remarks
TELECOMMUNICATIONS TAX 6.00%.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Marci Duro, Executive Director/CEO   Mary Kay Pangrcic                  
IL Valley Area Chamber of            IL Valley Area Chamber of
Commerce & Econ Dev                  Commerce & Econ Dev                
1320 Peoria St.                      1320 Peoria St.                    
Peru, IL  61354                      Peru, IL  61354    
Phone (815) 223-0227                 Phone (815) 223-0227
  Fax (815) 223-4827                   Fax (815) 223-4827

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61301           Rep Dist            76                          
                            Senate Dist        38                           
                            Congressional Dist 11               


Remarks
Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce & 
Economic Development Web Site: www.ivaced.org
E-mail: ivaced@ivaced.org

Last updated 05/02/2013
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