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MENDOTA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County LASALLE        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 7,135 7,018 7,272 7,372 7,372 Avg. Winter Temp 25.00 F -3.89 C County 120,339 106,913 111,509 113,924 113,924 Avg. Summer Temp 75.00 F 23.88 C Labor 0 0 56,396 60,380 57,826 Avg. Annual Rainfall 33.00 In 83.82 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 30.00 In 76.20 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / 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  5    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            6         45          0
    Police Department           19          6          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  80
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $  2,261,600,000
     Savings and Loans   2  Assets $    773,950,000
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
COMMUNITY REVOLVING LOAN FUND.  COMMUNITY OWNED 
INDUSTRIAL PARK.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   3 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-39, I-80 & I-88                                 
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   2
               Local Carriers   8
          Interstate Carriers   8
          Intrastate Carriers   5

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NORTHWEST CHICAGOLAND RGL AIRPORT AT ROCKFORD
                     Local NO    50 MI 80 KM
       Commercial Airlines    3   Flights per day    8

    Nearest Public Airport ILLINOIS VALLEY RGNL-WALTER A DUNCAN FIELD AIRPORT
                     Local NO   15 MI   24 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  6,000 FT   1,830 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    15 MI   24 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           710     1,136       3         2
Chicago            81       130       1         1
Cleveland         420       672       3         1
Dallas            850     1,360       2         2
Denver            930     1,488       2         2
Detroit           356       570       3         1
Kansas City       414       662       1         1
Los Angeles     1,948     3,117       3         4
Memphis           480       768       2         1
Minneapolis       382       611       2         1
New Orleans       820     1,312       2         2
New York          925     1,480       4         2
St. Louis         235       376       2         1
Seattle         2,060     3,296       5         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NORTHERN        5 DAYS/WEEK 
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    85 MI  136 KM
Container Service NO    85 MI  136 KM

Remarks
DAILY AMTRAK SERVICE.  ILLINOIS ZEPHYR, SOUTHWEST 
CHIEF & CARL SANDBURG.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        2,000,000           7,600,000
            Treatment Capacity        4,000,000          15,200,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,200,000           4,560,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,700,000           6,460,000
               Excess Capacity        2,800,000          10,640,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process ACTIVATED SLUDGE    
            Treatment Capacity        2,400,000           9,120,000
                  Present Load        1,370,000           5,206,000
               Excess Capacity        1,030,000           3,914,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers 84    

Remarks
ENTERPRISE ZONE RIDER #19.  LOCAL DIAL-UP & 
BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     25
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    14
            Dentists in Community     4
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
MEDICAL, SURGICAL, EMERGENCY & INTENSIVE CARE, 
DESIGNATED LONG TERM CARE, REHAB, PHYSICAL & 
OCCUPATIONAL, RESPIRATORY THERAPY, ALCOHOL ABUSE, 
RADIOLOGY, MAMMOGRAPHY, PATHOLOGY LAB, SOCIAL 
SERVICES. SKILLED CARE & HOME HEALTH, LABORATORY, 
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, CARDIAC REHAB, CT SCAN, DAY 
SURGERY.  NEW HOSPITAL TO OPEN FALL 2011.


Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                3        44         892
Junior High               1        42         409
High School               1        46         604
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 20.8

Remarks
4 YEAR COLLEGE-NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - 45 
MILES.  ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE LOCATED 
IN OGLESBY - 20 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
ADM (Formerly Fasco        GRAIN MERCHANDISING         0  NONE             1934
Mills Co.)               
MENDOTA COMMUNITY          HEALTHCARE                300                      0
HOSPITAL                 
HCC, INC.                  SPECIALIZED FARM EQ       220  UAW              1883
                         
BLACK BROS. COMPANY        LAMINATING/FINISHING       65  UAW              1882
                         
DEL MONTE CORPORATION      VEGETABLES 500 SEAS.       92  AFL-CIO, RWDSU   1916
                         
PLANO MOLDING COMPANY      PLASTIC PRODUCTS          121  NONE             1991
                         
ADVANCED DRAINAGE          DRAINAGE PIPE             804                   2002
SYSTEMS, INC.            
RIDLEY FEED INGREDIENTS    ANIMAL HEALTH PROD.        49                   1960
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for LASALLE COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    57,826
             Unemployed   6,283
             Percentage  10.90%
         Total Employed    51,543
          Manufacturing  17.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  81.40%
            Agriculture   0.80%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   3
            Number won by union   2
          Number won by company   1
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   1
   Number of employees involved     131

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  EDR 6 NORTHWEST         

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.05  $ 31.49   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.17  $ 26.52
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.03  $ 16.56   Office Clerk             $  9.19  $ 14.38
Assembler-Production     $  8.99  $ 14.36   Secretary                $  9.90  $ 15.94
Computer Operator        $ 13.36  $ 21.73   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.05  $ 19.76
Computer Programmer      $ 22.40  $ 37.58   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.63  $ 18.06
Data Entry Operator      $  9.98  $ 13.68   Systems Analyst          $ 21.92  $ 40.55
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.42  $ 15.52   Technician               $ 17.70  $ 26.87
Engineer                 $ 25.97  $ 49.29   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.41  $ 27.36
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.83  $ 13.64   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.68  $ 18.14
Laborer                  $ 12.02  $ 22.34   Welder                   $ 13.51  $ 21.31
Machinist                $ 12.11  $ 22.25   Word Processor           $  9.70  $ 16.53

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2012 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEB SITE.  ADM - EMPLOYS 27,000 GLOBALLY.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       2        Protestant Churches  13
                 Number of Rooms     110          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      19          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       8      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River LAKE KAKUSHA, LAKE MENDOTA                        

Remarks
SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAMS, MENDOTA CIVIC CTR WITH
 MEETING ROOMS AND BANQUET FACILITIES.  ONE BED 
AND BREAKFAST FACILITY ALSO AVAILABLE.  CLOSE TO 
ILLINOIS RIVER, STARVED ROCK & MATTHIESSEN STATE 
PARKS.

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 2012          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.50%
    City  1.9083%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9535%          2011       2010              Electricity  5.00%
  School  5.5489%        9.1645%    8.9910%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.8089%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total 9.2198%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
ENTERPRISE INCENTIVES ON PROPERTY TAX, SALES TAX, 
RIDER #19 THERE IS NO MUNICIPAL UTILITY TAX IN 
MENDOTA.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Emily McConville                     Emily McConville                   
Director Comm & Econ Dev             Director Comm & Econ Dev 
City of Mendota                      City of Mendota                    
800 Washington St/POB 710            800 Washington St/POB 710          
Mendota, IL  61342                   Mendota, IL  61342    
Phone (815) 539-7459                 Phone (815) 539-7459
  Fax (815) 538-7029                   Fax (815) 538-7029

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61342           Rep Dist            76                          
                            Senate Dist        38                           
                            Congressional Dist 11               


Remarks
E-MAIL mendotacity@comcast.net.  WEBSITE: 
www.mendota.il.us.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
ALISON WASMER, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 800 WASHINGTON
 ST,  BOX 620, MENDOTA, IL  61342 (815/539-6507) &
 (815/539-6025).

Last updated 11/18/2013
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