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LOVES PARK, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County WINNEBAGO      
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 13,192 15,462 20,044 23,996 23,996 Avg. Winter Temp 22.20 F -5.44 C County 250,884 252,913 278,418 295,266 295,266 Avg. Summer Temp 71.10 F 21.72 C Labor 0 0 202,394 172,772 168,068 Avg. Annual Rainfall 36.78 In 93.42 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 35.30 In 89.66 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1997       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 5     in city  N/A   outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            1          0         88
    Police Department           39          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   9
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   5
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    3 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  23  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die  14  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   4  Assets $  1,054,696,000
     Savings and Loans   2  Assets $    345,059,151
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
GREATER ROCKFORD AIRPORT HAS FOREIGN TRADE ZONE 
AND U.S. CUSTOMS OFFICE. NO CITY PROPERTY TAX.  
RUNWAY IMPROVEMENT WILL EXTEND CROSSWIND RUNWAY TO
 6,500 FEET WITH ILS.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   5 State
Interstates Serving Community I-90                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  37
               Local Carriers  22
          Interstate Carriers  41
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NORTHWEST CHICAGOLAND RGL AIRPORT AT ROCKFORD
                     Local NO     8 MI 13 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    2

    Nearest Public Airport NORTHWEST CHICAGOLAND RGL AIRPORT AT ROCKFORD
                     Local NO    8 MI   13 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway 10,200 FT   3,111 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    87 MI   99 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           761     1,218       5         2
Chicago            87       139       1         1
Cleveland         422       675       4         1
Dallas            830     1,328       3         3
Denver            909     1,454       4         3
Detroit           373       597       4         1
Kansas City       412       659       2         1
Los Angeles     1,967     3,147       6         4
Memphis           617       987       4         2
Minneapolis       316       506       3         1
New Orleans       999     1,598       5         3
New York          889     1,422       5         3
St. Louis         300       480       2         1
Seattle         1,926     3,082       6         3

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC                          
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     1 MI    2 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000
            Treatment Capacity        7,200,000          27,360,000
          Average Daily Demand        3,823,000          14,527,400
             Peak Daily Demand        5,238,000          19,904,400
               Excess Capacity        1,962,000           7,455,600

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process ACTIVATED SLUDGE    
            Treatment Capacity       60,200,000         228,760,000
                  Present Load       30,000,000          30,200,000
               Excess Capacity       30,000,000         114,000,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COM ED                   
Local Telephone Supplier SBC, FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS                      
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers     

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  4    Total Number of Beds  1,248
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   494
            Dentists in Community   185
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                7       126       3,102
Junior High               2        75       1,475
High School               1        74       1,285
Trade & Technical         2        55       1,500
Community College         1       140      12,300
Four-Yr College          75     1,515           1
University                1       170         150

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.3

Remarks
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HAS 
3-YEAR PROGRAM. HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES 
LOCATED IN ROCKFORD. ST. BRIDGET'S PAROCHIAL 
SCHOOL-GRADES K-8. ROCKFORD COLLEGE HAS 4-YEAR AND
 MASTER'S LAS PROGRAMS.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
T.A.C. BUILDING            BUILDING SYSTEMS        1,000                      0
SYSTEMS                  
KRAFT                                                  0                      0
                         
WOODWARD GOVERNOR          AIRCRAFT CONTROLS         900                      0
CO.                      
WEST TELESERVICES          TELESERVICES              500                      0
                         
TERRA HARVEST FOODS                                  500                      0
                         
ROCKFORD POWERTRAIN        TRANSMISSIONS             500                      0
                         
ROCKFORD BLACKTOP          CONSTRUCTION              499                      0
(WILLIAM CHARLES)        
LIFETOUCH PUBLISHING       PUBLISHER                 500                      0
                         
GLEASON                    CUTTING TOOLS             499                      0
                         
SMITH INDUSTRIES                                     249                      0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for ROCKFORD MSA                            
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force   168,068
             Unemployed  21,601
             Percentage  12.90%
         Total Employed   146,467
          Manufacturing  30.30%
      Non-Manufacturing  69.10%
            Agriculture   0.60%

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 5 NS       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.93  $ 32.27   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 17.16  $ 27.30
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.11  $ 15.17   Office Clerk             $  9.55  $ 14.46
Assembler-Production     $  9.95  $ 19.86   Secretary                $ 10.23  $ 15.51
Computer Operator        $ 15.97  $ 27.80   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 14.09  $ 20.99
Computer Programmer      $ 16.44  $ 35.17   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.21  $ 16.78
Data Entry Operator      $  9.98  $ 14.15   Systems Analyst          $ 19.68  $ 41.62
Drill or Punch Press     $ 10.01  $ 16.83   Technician               $ 20.04  $ 29.92
Engineer                 $ 25.14  $ 38.25   Tool & Die Maker         $ 13.78  $ 25.31
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.85  $ 13.48   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.45  $ 18.70
Laborer                  $ 11.64  $ 23.07   Welder                   $ 12.39  $ 18.70
Machinist                $ 11.73  $ 19.76   Word Processor           $ 15.13  $ 16.25

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2ND QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF 
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.  ADD'L EMPLOYERS: MODERN 
MEDAL PRODUCTS, DANFOSS DRIVES, CLINTON ELECTRONIC
 CORP.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      39        Protestant Churches  16
                 Number of Rooms   3,068          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants     300          Jewish Synagogues   2
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   1,200              Country Clubs   3
             Public Golf Courses       8               Health Clubs   9
            Public Tennis Courts     110      Public Swimming Pools   3
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River ROCK RIVER, PIERCE LAKE, OLSON LAKE               

Remarks
PIERCE LAKE & ROCK CUT STATE PARK WITHIN CITY 
LIMITS.  ROCK RIVER ADJACENT WITH PUBLIC DOCK. NEW
 STATE PARK ADDITION WITH PUBLIC BEACH.  1 WATER 
PARK.

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  7.25%
    City  0.0000%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8676%          2009       2008              Electricity  0.00%
  School  6.4578%         8.4300%    8.2806%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  2.0025%                                         Telephone  1.00%
   Total 9.3279%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
CITY HAS NOT LEVIED A PROPERTY TAX IN MORE THAN 17
 YEARS, YET STILL HAS BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE ALL 
PUBLIC SERVICES. NO VEHICLE STICKER TAX OR PARKING
 FEES.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Dan Jacobson                         Dan Jacobson                       
Comm Dev Director                    Comm Dev Director        
City of Loves Park                   City of Loves Park                 
100 Heart Boulevard                  100 Heart Boulevard                
Loves Park, IL  611114785            Loves Park, IL  611114785
Phone (815) 654-5033                 Phone (815) 639-2510
  Fax (815) 654-5004                   Fax (815) 654-5004

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61111           Rep Dist            68   69                     
                            Senate Dist        34    35                     
                            Congressional Dist 16               


Remarks
City Website: www.loves-park.il.us
E-mail: danjacobson@loves-park.il.us

Last updated 08/29/2012
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