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MARKHAM, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County COOK           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 15,534 13,136 12,620 12,508 12,508 Avg. Winter Temp 26.00 F -3.33 C County 5,253,655 5,105,067 5,376,741 5,194,675 5,194,675 Avg. Summer Temp 75.00 F 23.88 C Labor 0 0 2,694,904 2,604,300 2,575,226 Avg. Annual Rainfall 33.00 In 83.82 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 39.00 In 99.06 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government ALDERMEN / CITY               Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1967       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class  6    in city   6    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           21          0          0
    Police Department           59         12          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal NO             Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  36
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest   2 MI    3 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   2 MI    3 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $    450,000,000
     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
FIRE DEPARTMENT: PLUS 1 DEPUTY CHIEF AND 1 CHIEF. 
 POLICE DEPARTMENT: PLUS 2 DEPUTY CHIEFS AND 1 
CHIEF.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80, I-57, I-294                                 
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers   8
          Interstate Carriers   8
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT
                     Local NO     5 MI  8 KM
       Commercial Airlines   99   Flights per day 1552

    Nearest Public Airport CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT
                     Local NO   40 MI   64 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,500 FT   1,950 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    12 MI   19 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       1         2
Chicago            30        48       1         1
Cleveland         313       500       1         1
Dallas            906     1,450       1         2
Denver          1,000     1,600       2         2
Detroit           241       385       1         1
Kansas City       469       750       1         1
Los Angeles     2,065     3,304       3         4
Memphis           514       822       1         1
Minneapolis       442       707       1         1
New Orleans       914     1,462       1         2
New York          810     1,296       1         2
St. Louis         258       412       1         1
Seattle         2,063     3,300       3         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILL. CENTRAL GULF                      
CSX                                    
                                       
                                       
                                       

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

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        4,000,000          15,200,000
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
          Average Daily Demand        1,500,000           5,700,000
             Peak Daily Demand        2,000,000           7,600,000
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity      220,000,000         836,000,000
                  Present Load        1,553,400           5,902,920
               Excess Capacity      218,446,600         830,097,080

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier SBC                                               
       Digital Switching NO 
            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   1 MI    1 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     7
            Dentists in Community     1
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                3        79       2,675
Junior High               1        40         725
High School               0         0           0
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  0.0

Remarks
ALL AVAILABLE IN AT LEAST ONE OF EIGHT SCHOOL 
DISTRICTS.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
COOK COUNTY 6TH            GOVERNMENT                800  CUSTODIAL UN        0
DISTRICT COURTHOUSE      
RTA/PACE GARAGE            BUS MAINTENANCE           166  TEAMSTERS           0
                         
FAIRWAY FOODS              FOOD & SUNDRIES           100  AFL/CIO - US        0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for COOK COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force 2,575,226
             Unemployed 267,475
             Percentage  10.40%
         Total Employed 2,307,751
          Manufacturing  16.90%
      Non-Manufacturing  82.70%
            Agriculture   0.40%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   1
          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      81        Protestant Churches   6
                 Number of Rooms     999          Catholic Churches  83
                     Restaurants     572          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   2,900              Country Clubs   9
             Public Golf Courses      12               Health Clubs  40
            Public Tennis Courts       5      Public Swimming Pools   3
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
PRAIRIE CAPITOL OF THE PRAIRIE STATE OVER 100 
ACRES OF VIRGIN PRAIRIE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS.

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    0          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.25%
    City  2.9140%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9890%          0          0                 Electricity  5.00%
  School  5.8950%         0.0000%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.4110%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 11.2090%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
John Thompson                        Jennifer Coles                     
Housing Director                     City Clerk               
City of Markham                      City of Markham                    
16313 S. Kedzie Parkway              16313 S. Kedzie Parkway            
Markham, IL  604285598               Markham, IL  604285598
Phone (708) 331-0233                 Phone (708) 331-4905
  Fax (708) 331-8667                   Fax (708) 331-8667

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60428           Rep Dist            78   77    33               
                            Senate Dist        39    40    17               
                            Congressional Dist  3    2          


Remarks
John Thompson E-mail: JThompson@cityofmarkham.net
Jennifer Coles E-mail: jcoles@cityofmarkham.net
Markham Website: www.cityofmarkham.net

Last updated 01/15/2013
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