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MCHENRY, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MCHENRY        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 13,536 16,177 21,501 26,992 26,992 Avg. Winter Temp 21.88 F -5.62 C County 147,897 183,241 260,077 308,760 308,760 Avg. Summer Temp 72.90 F 22.72 C Labor 70,000 93,000 139,396 180,783 174,781 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.52 In 90.22 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 30.00 In 76.20 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government ALDERMEN / CITY               Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2008       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 3     in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            6        160          0
    Police Department           60          1          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   3
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  80
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  11  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   5  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  21  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   3  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
FULL SERVICE CORPORATE CENTER, HEALTHCARE 
SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT 
POTENTIAL, RECREATION OPTIONS - FOX RIVER, TRAILS,
 STATE PARK.  REVOLVING LOAN FUND & INDUSTRIAL 
REVENUE BONDS. DEVELOPMENT IN TIF DISTRICT.  
BUSINESS DISTRICT.  FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community NONE                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     5 MI    8 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 O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    42 MI 67 KM
       Commercial Airlines   40   Flights per day 2500

    Nearest Public Airport GALT AIRPORT
                     Local NO    7 MI   11 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  2,800 FT     854 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available NO 
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water YES
            Name of Waterway FOX RIVER                
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 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           730     1,168       0         2
Chicago            55        88       0         1
Cleveland         343       549       0         2
Dallas            936     1,498       0         2
Denver          1,016     1,626       0         4
Detroit           326       522       0         2
Kansas City       499       798       0         3
Los Angeles     2,095     3,352       0         7
Memphis           544       870       0         2
Minneapolis       390       624       0         2
New Orleans       944     1,510       0         3
New York          840     1,344       0         4
St. Louis         335       536       0         2
Seattle         2,063     3,301       0         7

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC                          
METRA                                  
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    50 MI   80 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
ADDITIONAL PUBLIC AIRPORT: LAKE IN THE HILLS 
AIRPORT 10 MI. S.E. (AVAILABLE CHARTER, STORAGE & 
MAINTENANCE SERVICES).  O'HARE'S LONGEST RUNWAY 
13,000 X 200, GALT AIRPORT 2800 X 36.  MILWAUKEE -
 MITCHELL 57 MILES NE.  GREATER ROCKFORD - 55 
MILES WEST.  WATER: MCCULLOM LAKE, CHAIN OF LAKES,
 LAKE GENEVA.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        2,750,000          10,450,000
            Treatment Capacity        6,264,000          23,803,200
          Average Daily Demand        2,351,959           8,937,444
             Peak Daily Demand        3,502,000          13,307,600
               Excess Capacity        1,440,000           5,472,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        4,500,000          17,100,000
                  Present Load        3,000,000          11,400,000
               Excess Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000

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

Remarks
LDC: ALSO COMCAST

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds    177
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   325
            Dentists in Community    28
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
EXTENDED CARE FACILITY W/316 BEDS; CONGREGATE CARE
 FACILITY W/104 APARTMENTS.  ASSISTED LIVING 
FACILITIES, SUPPORTIVE LIVING FACILITY, DEMENTIA 
CARE FACILITY, DIALYSIS TREATMENT FACILITY, 
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT;  NORTHERN ILLINOIS 
MEDICAL CENTER, NEW ADDITION - CANCER CARE CENTER.
  HEART CENTER, FLIGHT FOR LIFE LEVEL II TRAUMA, 
MERCY IMMEDIATE CARE FACILITY.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                6       232       3,047
Junior High               2       120       1,710
High School               2       182       2,550
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1       175      32,000
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.0

Remarks
4-YR COLL NRTHRN IL UNIV 45 MI. OUTSIDE CITY:  
COMM COLL INCL SM BUS DEV CTR.  MCHENRY CO COLL IN
 CRYSTAL LAKE.  IT CURRENTLY SERVES 60,000 
STUDENTS, W/23 ASSOC DEGREE PROG.  IT ALSO 
INCLUDES CTR FOR COMMERCE & ECON. DEV.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
NORTHERN IL MEDICAL        HEALTH CARE             1,520  NONE                0
CENTER                   
FOLLETT SOFTWARE           COMPUTER SW DEV/DIST      700  NONE                0
                         
FOLLETT LIBRARY            WAREHOUSE/DIST/BOOKS      700  NONE                0
RESOURCES                
MEDELA, INC. -             BREAST PUMPS              577  NONE                0
HEALTH CARE              
AFFINIA                    BRAKE/CHASSIS DISTR       250  NONE                0
                         
FABRIK INDUSTRIES          MOLDED PLASTICS           300                      0
                         
PIONEER CENTER             HANDICAPPED ASST.         250                      0
                         
CUNAT, INC.                DEV/RE LEASING            107                      0
                         
CITY OF MCHENRY            GOVERNMENT                132                      0
                         
CHROMA CORPORATION         ENGINEERING RESINS         96                      0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MCHENRY COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force   174,781
             Unemployed  16,357
             Percentage   9.40%
         Total Employed   158,424
          Manufacturing  20.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  77.50%
            Agriculture   1.70%

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
Employers: Gary Lang Auto Group, Auto Sales, 98.  
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       3        Protestant Churches  15
                 Number of Rooms     213          Catholic Churches   3
                     Restaurants      77          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs   3
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   2
            Public Tennis Courts      14      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River FOX RIVER, MCCULLOM LAKE, CHAIN OF LAKES          

Remarks
MCHENRY-KNOWN AS "HEART OF THE FOX RIVER" ON BANKS
 OF THE MEANDERING FOX RIVER. 2 MAJOR PARKS IN 
EXCESS OF 1,000 AC W/IN 10 MIN. DRIVE.  RECIPIENT 
OF FEDERAL CLEAN LAKES GRANT (MCCULLOM LAKE) THE 
MEANDERING FOX RIVER.  IN PROCESS OF DEVELOPING 
COMM. RIVERWALK.  35 LOCAL PARKS/633 ACRES.  LAKE 
GENEVA.

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  0.6747%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8879%          2010       0                 Electricity  0.00%
  School  6.4483%         8.1700%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.3789%                                         Telephone  1.00%
   Total 9.3898%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
TOTAL SALES TAX RATE 7.5% (.5% HOME RULE SALES 
TAX).

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Douglas Martin                       Douglas Martin                     
Deputy City Administrator            Deputy City Administrator
City of McHenry                      City of McHenry                    
333 S. Green Street                  333 S. Green Street                
McHenry, IL  600505494               McHenry, IL  600505494
Phone (815) 363-2110                 Phone (815) 363-2110
  Fax (815) 363-2119                   Fax (815) 363-2119

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60050  60051    Rep Dist            64    63                    
                            Senate Dist        32                           
                            Congressional Dist 8                


Remarks
City Website: www.ci.mchenry.il.us
Douglas Martin E-mail: dmartin@ci.mchenry.il.us
Facebook, Twitter - @McHenryIL


Last updated 01/04/2013
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