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LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County WILL           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 9,192 9,401 15,191 24,839 24,839 Avg. Winter Temp 27.00 F -2.78 C County 324,460 357,313 502,266 677,560 677,560 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.44 C Labor 355,042 389,650 252,514 367,626 370,385 Avg. Annual Rainfall 33.00 In 83.82 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 33.00 In 83.82 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2009       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   8    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           89         19          0
    Police Department           38          2         10
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   6
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   6
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   3 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   2  If none, distance to nearest   5 MI    8 KM
 
                 Banks   6  Assets $  2,731,000,000
     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
THE CITY IS SERVED BY 3 TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICTS: 
1) LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP, 2) HOMER TOWNSHIP & 3) 
NORTHWEST HOMER TOWNSHIP.  TIF DISTRICT APPROVED 
MARCH 18, 2009.  ENTERPRISE ZONE: DES PLAINES 
RIVER VALLEY.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   6 State
Interstates Serving Community I-55, I-80, I-355                                 
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   2
          Interstate Carriers   2
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT
                     Local NO    15 MI 24 KM
       Commercial Airlines   50   Flights per day 2000

    Nearest Public Airport LEWIS UNIVERSITY
                     Local NO    2 MI    3 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,500 FT   1,983 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 CHICAGO S&S CANAL        
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 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           730     1,168       3         2
Chicago            35        56       1         1
Cleveland         343       549       3         1
Dallas            936     1,498       2         2
Denver          1,016     1,626       2         2
Detroit           271       434       3         1
Kansas City       461       737       1         1
Los Angeles     2,057     3,291       3         4
Memphis           544       870       2         1
Minneapolis       370       592       2         1
New Orleans       906     1,449       2         2
New York          840     1,344       4         2
St. Louis         250       400       2         1
Seattle         2,025     3,240       5         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILL. CENTRAL GULF/                     
CANADIAN NATIONAL                      
SANTA FE                               
EJ&E                                   
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    35 MI   56 KM
Container Service NO    35 MI   56 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        3,500,000          13,300,000
            Treatment Capacity        4,000,000          15,200,000
          Average Daily Demand        3,500,000          13,300,000
             Peak Daily Demand        5,710,000          21,698,000
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process MUNICIPAL           
            Treatment Capacity       20,750,000          78,850,000
                  Present Load        7,200,000          27,360,000
               Excess Capacity       13,550,000          51,490,000

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 McLeod AT&T MCI SPRINT 

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     7
            Dentists in Community    15
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE FACILITY COMPLETED.  
LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF I-355 & 159TH.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                7        85       2,000
Junior High               2        14         638
High School               2       242       3,781
Trade & Technical         1        15         525
Community College         1       365       7,303
Four-Yr College           1       254         977
University                1       179       3,268

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.2

Remarks

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CITGO                      REFINING                  650                      0
                         
FREEDOM IMAGING            COMMERCIAL PRINTING/      140                      0
SYSTEMS                  
PANDUIT CORPORATION        ELECTRONIC COMPONENT      167                      0
                         
WALCO TOOL                 TOOL AND DIE               72                      0
                         
DYNAMICSIGNALS LLC                                    40                      0
                         
SONOCO PLASTI-DRUM         PLASTIC BLOW MOLDING       56                      0
                         
XTEN INDUSTRIES            PLASTIC INJECTION          75                      0
                         
MATERIAL SERVICE           QUARRYING AND MINING       45                      0
                         
WAL-MART                   RETAIL                    365                      0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for WILL COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force   370,385
             Unemployed  33,466
             Percentage   9.00%
         Total Employed   336,919
          Manufacturing   0.00%
      Non-Manufacturing   0.00%
            Agriculture   0.00%

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       $ 21.98  $ 43.76   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 17.24  $ 29.43
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.27  $ 18.84   Office Clerk             $ 10.35  $ 17.65
Assembler-Production     $  9.01  $ 15.80   Secretary                $ 10.93  $ 19.22
Computer Operator        $ 14.01  $ 24.26   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 11.79  $ 20.75
Computer Programmer      $ 24.04  $ 44.21   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.20  $ 17.25
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.03  $ 17.54   Systems Analyst          $ 24.17  $ 42.67
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.58  $ 16.83   Technician               $ 15.63  $ 30.80
Engineer                 $ 24.96  $ 40.89   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.61  $ 29.15
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.24  $ 14.62   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.13  $ 16.43
Laborer                  $  8.83  $ 24.04   Welder                   $ 13.40  $ 21.71
Machinist                $ 13.67  $ 23.62   Word Processor           $ 12.53  $ 21.13

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

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      26        Protestant Churches 134
                 Number of Rooms   2,393          Catholic Churches  24
                     Restaurants     150          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       4               Health Clubs  84
            Public Tennis Courts      12      Public Swimming Pools   5
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              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 is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2010          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.00%
    City  0.7719%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.5077%          2009       2008              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.0271%         7.5472%    7.4396%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.7901%                                         Telephone  2.00%
   Total  8.0968%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
JULY 1, 2011 SALES TAX INCREASED FROM 7.25% TO 
8.0%.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Steve Streit                         Pamela Hirth, Comm & ED Director   
Mayor                                Comm Dev Center          
City of Lockport                     City of Lockport                   
222 East Ninth Street                921 S. State St.                   
Lockport, IL  604413464              Lockport, IL  604413435
Phone (815) 838-0549                 Phone (815) 838-0549
  Fax (815) 838-9498                   Fax (815) 588-0111

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60441           Rep Dist            84                          
                            Senate Dist        42                           
                            Congressional Dist 13     4         


Remarks
Mayor Streit ext. 2115, E-mail: 
streit@lockport.org.  Pamela Hirth ext. 1137, 
E-mail: phirth@lockport.org.  City Website: 
www.cityoflockport.net.

Last updated 12/31/2013
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