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MARENGO, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MCHENRY        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 4,361 4,768 6,355 7,648 7,648 Avg. Winter Temp 23.00 F -5.00 C County 147,897 183,241 260,077 308,760 308,760 Avg. Summer Temp 74.00 F 23.33 C Labor 0 0 139,396 180,783 176,716 Avg. Annual Rainfall 34.00 In 86.36 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 32.00 In 81.28 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / 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 3     in city   6    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            8          0         30
    Police Department           16          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  64
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   4  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
LOCAL REVOLVING LOAN FUND (RLF), COUNTY-WIDE 
REVOLVING LOAN FUND (RLF), COMPREHENSIVE BUSINESS 
INCENTIVE PROGRAM IN MARENGO (BIPIM), MCHENRY 
COUNTY MICRO LOAN FUND (MCMLF), RECOVERY ZONE 
BONDS.  FOREIGN TRADE ZONE 176.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-90, I-39                                        
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     8 MI   13 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO ROCKFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    45 MI 72 KM
       Commercial Airlines    5   Flights per day  200

    Nearest Public Airport DACY AIRPORT
                     Local NO   15 MI   24 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  3,877 FT   1,163 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available NO     Charter Service Available NO 
     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    60 MI   96 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           790     1,264       1         2
Chicago            60        96       1         1
Cleveland         403       645       1         1
Dallas            936     1,498       1         2
Denver            960     1,536       2         2
Detroit           330       528       1         1
Kansas City       440       704       1         1
Los Angeles     2,035     3,256       3         4
Memphis           544       870       1         1
Minneapolis       400       640       1         1
New Orleans       944     1,510       1         2
New York          900     1,440       1         2
St. Louis         288       460       1         1
Seattle         2,000     3,200       3         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    60 MI   96 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
AIR - NEAREST COMMERCIAL AIRPORT - ALSO HAVE 
ACCESS TO CHICAGO O'HARE 48 MILES, 48 MINUTES 
AWAY.  MOTOR CARRIER - NEAREST INTERCHANGE - 
US-20.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,300,000           4,940,000
            Treatment Capacity        1,800,000           6,840,000
          Average Daily Demand          900,000           3,420,000
             Peak Daily Demand          900,000           3,420,000
               Excess Capacity          900,000           3,420,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process ACTIVATED SLUDGE    
            Treatment Capacity          900,000           3,420,000
                  Present Load          900,000           3,420,000
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T    

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  15 MI   24 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     6
            Dentists in Community     5
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    12 MI   19 KM

Remarks
3 FULL-TIME AMBULANCES MANNED 24/7 BY 26 
PARAMEDICS AND 7 EMTS.  URGENT CARE AVAILABLE.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        86       1,462
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               1        56         894
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 20.1

Remarks
2010 FIGURES.  2 PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE 
K-8.  ALL PUBLIC EDUCATED STUDENTS ATTEND ONE HIGH
 SCHOOL.  UNIVERSITY, 4-YEAR COLEGE AND 3 
COMMUNITY COLLEGES WITHIN 25 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
THOMPSON LINEAR            CONTROLS                  200                      0
                         
ENGINEERED POLYMER         PAINT BASE                 55  NONE                0
SOLUTIONS                
NISSIAN-FORKLIFT           ELECTRIC LIFT TRUCK       355  NONE             1993
CORP                     
DIVERSAPACK, LLC           FLEX PKG & PRINTING       100  NONE             1985
                         
MC GIL INC.                PUNCHES & OFC PROD         25                   1924
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MCHENRY COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force   176,716
             Unemployed  14,816
             Percentage   8.40%
         Total Employed   161,900
          Manufacturing  30.10%
      Non-Manufacturing  68.20%
            Agriculture   1.70%

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       $ 21.99  $ 42.79   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 17.96  $ 28.46
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.03  $ 18.55   Office Clerk             $ 10.24  $ 17.31
Assembler-Production     $  8.90  $ 15.90   Secretary                $ 11.27  $ 19.38
Computer Operator        $ 13.97  $ 24.67   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 11.29  $ 20.05
Computer Programmer      $ 22.52  $ 45.04   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.24  $ 17.14
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.35  $ 17.67   Systems Analyst          $ 23.06  $ 40.68
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.70  $ 17.57   Technician               $ 16.39  $ 30.95
Engineer                 $ 23.90  $ 40.56   Tool & Die Maker         $ 17.11  $ 29.54
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.16  $ 14.39   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.83  $ 17.13
Laborer                  $  8.76  $ 24.21   Welder                   $ 13.32  $ 21.41
Machinist                $ 13.04  $ 23.10   Word Processor           $ 12.52  $ 20.46

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

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       1        Protestant Churches  10
                 Number of Rooms       8          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      18          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     450              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   2
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River KISHWAUKEE RIVER                                  

Remarks
COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT PARKS & CAMPING 
FACILITIES. MARENGO PARK DIST HAS 140 ACRE 
MULTI-USE PARK. COUNTY CONSERVATION DIST HAS 2 
PARKS IN AREA & MULTI-USE TRAIL. SEVERAL 
CAMPGROUNDS IN AREA CAPITALIZING ON NATURAL BEAUTY
 OF MARENGO AREA!  KISHWAKEE RIVER VALLEY.

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  7.00%
    City  0.9785%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8878%          2010       2009              Electricity  5.00%
  School  4.9225%         7.7500%    7.1400%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  2.0230%                                         Telephone  6.00%
   Total  8.8118%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Gary Boden                           Gary Boden                         
City Administrator                   City Administrator       
City of Marengo                      City of Marengo                    
132 W. Prairie                       132 W. Prairie                     
Marengo, IL  60152                   Marengo, IL  60152    
Phone (815) 568-7112                 Phone (815) 568-7112
  Fax (815) 568-7130                   Fax (815) 568-7130

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60152           Rep Dist            65                          
                            Senate Dist        33                           
                            Congressional Dist 14    12         


Remarks
Marengo Economic Development Commission E-mail: 
edc@cityofmarengo.com, Website: 
www.edcmarengo.com.  Marengo Main Street, Inc. 
E-mail: dir@marengomainstreet.org, Website: 
www.marengomainstreet.org.  Marengo-Union Chamber 
of Commerce E-mail: info@marengo-union.com, 
Website: www.marengo-union.com
Chamber E-mail: info@marengo-union.com


Last updated 03/28/2013
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