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MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County COOK           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 20,735 20,859 23,171 25,411 25,411 Avg. Winter Temp 25.00 F -3.89 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 2,608,543 Avg. Annual Rainfall 32.86 In 83.46 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 25.00 In 63.50 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government PRESIDENT / TRUSTEES / VI     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev.    0       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  5    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           61          0          0
    Police Department           72          8          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   1
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  20  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   6  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  10  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans  10  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
RESCUE SQUAD IS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHICH HAS 12 
CONTRACT PARAMEDICS.  ALSO 22 VOLUNTEERS FOR 
EMERGENCY SERVICES PUBLIC SAFETY.  EMERGENCY 911 
SYSTEM ON LINE 6/1/94.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   3 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-290, I-294, I-88                                
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     1 MI    2 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  10
               Local Carriers   6
          Interstate Carriers   4
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local NO     7 MI 11 KM
       Commercial Airlines    0   Flights per day 1147

    Nearest Public Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local NO    7 MI   11 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway 11,600 FT   3,480 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     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             0         0       0         0
Cleveland         343       549       2         1
Dallas            936     1,498       3         2
Denver          1,016     1,626       3         2
Detroit           271       434       1         1
Kansas City       499       798       1         1
Los Angeles     2,095     3,352       3         4
Memphis           544       870       2         1
Minneapolis       412       659       2         1
New Orleans       944     1,510       3         3
New York          840     1,344       3         2
St. Louis         288       461       1         1
Seattle         2,063     3,301       3         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN                   
INDIANA HARBOR BELT                    
WISCONSIN CNTRL CANADIAN               
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     1 MI    2 KM
Container Service NO     3 MI    5 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity       14,500,000          55,100,000
            Treatment Capacity       10,000,000          38,000,000
          Average Daily Demand        8,000,000          30,400,000
             Peak Daily Demand       20,000,000          76,000,000
               Excess Capacity       10,000,000          38,000,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
                  Present Load                0                   0
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COM ED                   
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T MCI SPRINT  

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  2    Total Number of Beds    500
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   102
            Dentists in Community    20
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               11       272       4,561
Junior High               1        44         487
High School               3       342       5,163
Trade & Technical         1         0           0
Community College         1       574      21,000
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score  0.0

Remarks
TRITON COLLEGE CONTAINS VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL AND 
UNIVERSITY TRANSFER STUDIES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
INTERLAKE MECALUX,         STORAGE SOLUTIONS         240                      0
INC.                     
NAVISTAR                   MFG. DIESEL ENGINE      1,500  UAW                 0
                         
JEWEL FOODS                RETAIL FOOD STORES      1,236  UFCW,CHI.TRK.       0
                         
DYNAMIC MANUFACTURING      MANUFACTURING             320                      0
                         
ALLIED WASTE               WASTE REMOVAL             205                      0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for COOK COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force 2,608,543
             Unemployed 241,400
             Percentage   9.30%
         Total Employed 2,367,143
          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   0
          Number won by company   1
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   1
   Number of employees involved     637

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  $ 19.23
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       1        Protestant Churches  14
                 Number of Rooms     150          Catholic Churches   3
                     Restaurants      64          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     350              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   8
            Public Tennis Courts       3      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              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 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate 9.25%
    City  2.2200%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.5450%          2010       2009              Electricity  5.00%
  School  6.1500%         7.7570%    6.6000%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.8420%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total 9.7570%                                             Water  5.00%

Remarks
TOTAL SALES TAX RATE 9.25%, WILL GO UP TO 9.5% IN 
JANUARY 2014.  CABLE 5.00% .

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Ralph Sorce                          Ralph Sorce                        
Building Commissioner                Building Commissioner    
Village of Melrose Park              Village of Melrose Park            
1000 N. 25th Avenue                  1000 N. 25th Avenue                
Melrose Park, IL  601603006          Melrose Park, IL  601603006
Phone (708) 343-4000                 Phone (708) 343-4000
  Fax (708) 343-1917                   Fax (708) 343-1917

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60160           Rep Dist           44    77    78               
                            Senate Dist        39                           
                            Congressional Dist 4, 5  7     13   


Remarks
Phone Ext. 4470.  Village Website: 
www.melrosepark.org.  Village E-mail: 
rsorce@melrosepark.org.

Last updated 10/30/2013
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