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MORRISON, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County WHITESIDE      
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 4,607 4,474 4,447 4,188 4,188 Avg. Winter Temp 27.00 F -2.78 C County 65,970 60,186 60,653 58,498 58,498 Avg. Summer Temp 77.00 F 25.00 C Labor 0 0 31,608 30,246 29,733 Avg. Annual Rainfall 37.00 In 93.98 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 34.00 In 86.36 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev.    0       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  7    in city  10    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         30
    Police Department            6          5          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   2
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels 126
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  15 MI   24 KM
 
                 Banks   4  Assets $    167,000,000
     Savings and Loans   2  Assets $     15,000,000
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
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Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80, I-88, I-78, US 30                           
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     7 MI   11 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD AIRPORT
                     Local NO    15 MI 24 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    2

    Nearest Public Airport WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD AIRPORT
                     Local NO   14 MI   22 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 MISSISSIPPI RIVER        
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     9 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  9 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    10 MI   16 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           800     1,280       2         3
Chicago           125       200       1         1
Cleveland         470       752       1         1
Dallas            990     1,584       2         2
Denver          1,060     1,696       3         3
Detroit           400       640       1         1
Kansas City       570       912       2         2
Los Angeles     2,090     3,344       4         5
Memphis           525       840       2         2
Minneapolis       325       520       1         1
New Orleans       990     1,584       2         2
New York          940     1,504       2         2
St. Louis         275       440       1         1
Seattle         2,000     3,200       4         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC                          
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     0 MI    0 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
AIR: WHITESIDE COUNTY AIRPORT - JOS H. BITTORF.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          524,000           1,991,200
            Treatment Capacity        2,400,000           9,120,000
          Average Daily Demand          500,000           1,900,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,100,000           4,180,000
               Excess Capacity        1,300,000           4,940,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        2,400,000           9,120,000
                  Present Load          941,000           3,575,800
               Excess Capacity        1,600,000           6,080,000

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

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     60
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     5
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        35         502
Junior High               1        18         266
High School               1        32         348
Trade & Technical         1        16         182
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.6

Remarks
NORTHERN IL UNIV (DEKALB) IS WITHIN 90 MINUTES 
DRIVING TIME.  COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN STERLING, IL 
(13 MILES), CLINTON, IA (15 MILES), SAUK VALLEY, 
DIXON, IL (18 MILES).  4-YEAR COLLEGE: MT. ST. 
CLAIRE IN CLINTON, IA.  STATE OF IL ACT 19.5.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
THE CITY REBAR             STEEL CONSTRUCTION         22                      0
                         
WHITESIDE COUNTY           COUNTY GOVERNMENT         300  TEAMSTERS           0
                         
CLIMCO                     IGNITION COILS            100  NONE             1950
                         
R. C. SMITH                TRANSPORTATION              3  31 P-T SEASONAL  1952
                         
VENDO MACK                 VENDING MACHINES           10  NONE             1948
                         
SUPERWASH, INC.            CARWASH/CORP. OFFICE       30  NONE             1982
                         
VEGTER STEEL FABRICATION   STEEL FABRICATION          46                      0
                         
MORRISON COMMUNITY         HEALTH CARE               176                      0
HOSPITAL                 
MORRISON COMMUNITY         EDUCATION                 158                      0
SCHOOL DISTRICT          

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for WHITESIDE COUNTY                        
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force    29,733
             Unemployed   2,939
             Percentage   9.90%
         Total Employed    26,794
          Manufacturing  24.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  39.00%
            Agriculture   1.40%

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 6 NW       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.15  $ 31.35   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.31  $ 25.20
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.70  $ 13.99   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 13.37
Assembler-Production     $ 10.28  $ 15.24   Secretary                $  9.87  $ 15.34
Computer Operator        $ 14.64  $ 22.42   Sheet Metal Worker       $  9.17  $ 13.87
Computer Programmer      $ 20.97  $ 35.55   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.19  $ 17.13
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.16  $ 13.64   Systems Analyst          $ 25.61  $ 42.48
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.49  $ 16.29   Technician               $ 17.22  $ 25.79
Engineer                 $ 22.54  $ 37.22   Tool & Die Maker         $ 16.37  $ 25.91
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.81  $ 13.18   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.84  $ 18.52
Laborer                  $ 13.05  $ 25.69   Welder                   $ 12.11  $ 20.17
Machinist                $ 12.21  $ 21.90   Word Processor           $  8.85  $ 13.98

Remarks
Wage rates 2nd Quarter 2010, from IL Dept of 
Employment Security website at 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       1        Protestant Churches  14
                 Number of Rooms      25          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      14          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     200              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       4      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River LAKE CARLTON - STATE PARK                         

Remarks
PUBLIC ACCESS TO MISSISSIPPI RIVER WITHIN 15 
MILES.  MORRISON- ROCKWOOD STATE PARK WITHIN 4 
MILES. 1 BED & BREAKFAST STATE PARK WITHIN 4MILES.

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  6.25%
    City  1.0064%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.1141%          2009       2008              Electricity  5.00%
  School  5.0623%         8.5361%    8.5386%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.8440%                                         Telephone  4.00%
   Total 9.0268%                                             Water  0.00%

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Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jim Wise                             Jim Wise                           
City Administrator                   City Administrator       
City of Morrison                     City of Morrison                   
200 West Main Street                 200 West Main Street               
Morrison, IL  61270                  Morrison, IL  61270    
Phone (815) 772-8247                 Phone (815) 772-8247
  Fax (815) 772-3757                   Fax (815) 772-3757

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61270           Rep Dist            73                          
                            Senate Dist        37                           
                            Congressional Dist 17               


Remarks
Morrison Website: www.morrisonil.org
Jim Wise E-mail: jwise@morrisonil.org

Last updated 09/20/2012
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