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RANTOUL, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County CHAMPAIGN      
Additional Counties FORD             

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 20,161 17,212 12,857 12,941 12,941 Avg. Winter Temp 29.00 F -1.67 C County 168,392 173,025 179,669 201,081 201,081 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.44 C Labor 0 93,553 99,458 122,474 114,383 Avg. Annual Rainfall 37.00 In 93.98 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 21.00 In 53.34 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government ADMINISTRATOR / TRUSTEES      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2006       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 4     in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         34
    Police Department           33          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels 100
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   4  Assets $    250,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
TREE CITY USA AWARD.  10 RADIO STATIONS AND A 
DAILY NEWSPAPER IN CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (15 MILES).   
TWO CREDIT UNIONS IN TOWN.  911 ENHANCED.  
POPULATION LOSSES DUE TO CLOSURE OF CHANUTE AIR 
FORCE BASE.  CLOSURE ANNOUNCED IN 1988, CLOSED IN 
1993.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   3 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57, I-72, I-74                                  
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers  10
          Interstate Carriers  15
          Intrastate Carriers  25

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport U OF I WILLARD AIRPORT
                     Local NO    20 MI 32 KM
       Commercial Airlines    3   Flights per day   17

    Nearest Public Airport RANTOUL NATIONAL AVIATION CENTER AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  5,000 FT   1,525 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     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           534       854       4         3
Chicago           121       194       1         1
Cleveland         364       582       5         1
Dallas            787     1,259       5         3
Denver            955     1,528       6         3
Detroit           370       592       3         1
Kansas City       400       640       4         2
Los Angeles     1,980     3,168       6         7
Memphis           400       640       1         2
Minneapolis       530       848       5         3
New Orleans       782     1,251       2         3
New York          825     1,320       5         3
St. Louis         180       288       1         1
Seattle         2,080     3,328       7         6

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILL. CENTRAL               AS REQUIRED 
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO   110 MI  176 KM
Container Service NO   110 MI  176 KM

Remarks
AMTRAK SERVES RANTOUL.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,800,000           6,840,000
            Treatment Capacity        4,500,000          17,100,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,600,000           6,080,000
             Peak Daily Demand        2,000,000           7,600,000
               Excess Capacity        2,500,000           9,500,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process 2 Stage Trklng Filtr
            Treatment Capacity        4,300,000          16,340,000
                  Present Load        3,000,000          11,400,000
               Excess Capacity        1,300,000           4,940,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR / RANTOUL GAS      
       Electric Supplier RANTOUL LIGHT & POWER DEP
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT MCI Telecom USA 

Remarks
FRONTIER PROVIDES CENTREX SERVICE.  GAS SUPPLIED 
BY NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAS AND RANTOUL GAS.  FIBER 
OPTIC SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH SEVERAL PROVIDERS 
(iLLICOM, VERIZON, McCLEOD USA AND OTHERS).

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  15 MI   24 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     8
            Dentists in Community     6
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
Two hospitals with 621 beds, also trauma center, 
within 15 miles. (Champaign-Urbana).  Two full 
service clinics in town.  24 hour ambulance 
service available.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                5        85       1,642
Junior High               1        35         489
High School               1        74         703
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                1         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 19.0

Remarks
1 PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (K-8) IN RANTOUL; UNIVERSITY OF
 ILLINOIS AND PARKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN 
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (15 MILES).

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CHARLES IND. LTD           ELECTRIC COMPONENTS       100  NONE             1976
                         
TAYLOR STUDIOS,            DESIGN/EXHIBIT FAB         32  NONE             1991
INC.                     
EASTON BELL SPORTS         BICYCLE SAFETY ACCES      320  NONE             1986
                         
ENGINEERED PLASTIC         AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS       160  NONE             2007
COMPONENTS, INC.         
COMBE LABORATORIES,        HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS       90  NONE             1976
INC.                     
EAGLE WINGS IND.           STAMPED METAL AUTOPT      185  NONE             1987
                         
CONAIR CORP.               HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS      200  NONE             1989
                         
HOV SERVICES               DATA STORAGE/MICROFI       43  NONE             1993
                         
AT&T                       CELLULAR SERVICE CTR      200  NONE             1995
                         
RANTOUL FOODS              PORK PROCESSING           300  NONE             2011
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for CHAMPAIGN/URBANA MSA                    
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force   114,383
             Unemployed   9,200
             Percentage   8.00%
         Total Employed   105,183
          Manufacturing  19.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  80.10%
            Agriculture   0.90%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          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 2 EC       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.96  $ 34.18   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.28  $ 25.98
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.72  $ 15.08   Office Clerk             $  9.13  $ 15.60
Assembler-Production     $  9.43  $ 13.21   Secretary                $ 11.26  $ 19.68
Computer Operator        $ 10.30  $ 16.02   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.81  $ 25.87
Computer Programmer      $ 16.63  $ 32.49   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.12  $ 16.34
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.24  $ 14.59   Systems Analyst          $ 21.41  $ 37.01
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.60  $ 18.50   Technician               $ 11.37  $ 23.92
Engineer                 $ 22.65  $ 39.20   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.47  $ 24.59
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.87  $ 15.06   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.76  $ 16.47
Laborer                  $ 11.31  $ 21.94   Welder                   $ 10.81  $ 18.72
Machinist                $ 11.66  $ 17.74   Word Processor           $ 12.81  $ 20.19

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE. MORE EMPL: TAYLOR STUDIOS & POLY
 CONVERSIONS; JELD-WEN, DOORS & WINDOWS, 19.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       5        Protestant Churches  17
                 Number of Rooms     405          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      20          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       6      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River Heritage Lake                                     

Remarks
LAKE SHELBYVILLE, LAKE MATTOON, CLINTON LAKE, & 
LAKE VERMILION  ARE ALL WITHIN 60 MILES.  11 
PUBLIC PARKS, 2 FISHING LAKES, 11 BALL FIELDS, 
YOUTH CENTER, 3 SOCCER FIELDS, CAMPGROUND, FULL 
SERVICE FITNESS CENTER, 2 COMMUNITY RECREATION 
CENTERS.

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 2009          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.75%
    City  1.2089%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7487%          2008       2007              Electricity  5.00%
  School  6.3051%        9.0024%    8.8784%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.8858%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total 9.1485%                                             Water  5.00%

Remarks
PROPERTY TAX INCREASES DUE TO HIGH SCHOOL 
INCREASE, NEW LIBRARY, AND NEW AQUATIC CENTER 
PROJECTS.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Bruce Sandahl                        Bruce Sandahl                      
Village Administrator                Village Administrator    
Village of Rantoul                   Village of Rantoul                 
333 S. Tanner St., POB 38            333 S. Tanner St., POB 38          
Rantoul, IL  618660038               Rantoul, IL  61866    
Phone (217) 892-6801                 Phone (217) 892-6801
  Fax (217) 892-5501                   Fax (217) 892-5501

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61866           Rep Dist           103   104                    
                            Senate Dist        52                           
                            Congressional Dist 13               


Remarks
E-Mail: bsandahl@village.rantoul.il.us
Website: www.village.rantoul.il.us

Last updated 09/13/2013
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