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SANDWICH, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County DEKALB         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 5,365 5,607 6,509 7,421 7,421 Avg. Winter Temp 25.00 F -3.89 C County 74,624 77,932 88,969 105,160 105,160 Avg. Summer Temp 74.00 F 23.33 C Labor 0 0 48,420 60,076 59,359 Avg. Annual Rainfall 32.00 In 81.28 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 14.00 In 35.56 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2011       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            0          0         34
    Police Department           14          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  57
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   4  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   4  Assets $    142,800,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
CITY IS LOCATED IN THE EXTREME SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
 DEKALB COUNTY AND CONTINUES INTO KENDALL COUNTY 
ON THE EAST.  THE SOUTH BORDER OF CITY LIMITS IS 
THE NORTH BORDER OF LASALLE COUNTY.   (LOST OLD 
SECOND), EARTH MOVER CREDIT UNION - NEW.  NB&T 
(COMING 2012).

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    22 MI   35 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   3
               Local Carriers  28
          Interstate Carriers  58
          Intrastate Carriers  28

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    60 MI 96 KM
       Commercial Airlines   50   Flights per day 1800

    Nearest Public Airport SANDWICH AIRPORT
                     Local NO    1 MI    2 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  3,000 FT     900 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    30 MI   48 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           700     1,120       3         4
Chicago            66       106       1         1
Cleveland         343       549       2         1
Dallas            936     1,498       4         4
Denver          1,016     1,626       3         4
Detroit           271       434       2         1
Kansas City       499       798       2         2
Los Angeles     2,095     3,352       5         5
Memphis           544       870       3         3
Minneapolis       412       659       3         2
New Orleans       944     1,510       4         5
New York          840     1,344       3         4
St. Louis         288       461       2         1
Seattle         2,063     3,301       5         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NORTHERN                    
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    20 MI   32 KM
Container Service NO    20 MI   32 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,074,000           4,081,200
            Treatment Capacity        2,016,000           7,660,800
          Average Daily Demand          770,664           2,928,523
             Peak Daily Demand        1,177,000           4,472,600
               Excess Capacity          384,000           1,459,200

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000
                  Present Load          700,000           2,660,000
               Excess Capacity          425,000           1,615,000

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 Frontier ETC.  

Remarks
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT RECENTLY EXPANDED.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     80
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   121
            Dentists in Community    23
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
VALLEY WEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RECENTLY EXPANDED 
2013.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                3        73         969
Junior High               1        42         554
High School               1        48         708
Trade & Technical         1        12         400
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.8

Remarks
ELEMENTARY K-6, JR HIGH 7-8.  JUNIOR COLLEGE & 
UNIVERSITY WITHIN 30 MILES.  SPECIAL EDUCATION.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
SANDWICH COMM SCHOOL       SCHOOLS                   163  TEACHERS UNION   1896
DISTRICT                 
VALLEY WEST COMMUNITY      MEDICAL CARE              200  NONE                0
HOSPITAL                 
DESIGNED STAIRS, INC.      SPIRAL OAK STAIRWAYS       18  NONE             1968
                         
GORD IND. PLASTICS         PLASTIC MOLDING            37  NONE             1963
                         
PLANO MOLDING CO.          PLASTIC MOLDING           210  NONE             1993
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for DEKALB COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    59,359
             Unemployed   4,901
             Percentage   8.30%
         Total Employed    54,458
          Manufacturing  26.90%
      Non-Manufacturing  68.70%
            Agriculture   4.40%

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 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
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       2        Protestant Churches  10
                 Number of Rooms     142          Catholic Churches   2
                     Restaurants      30          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     900              Country Clubs   3
             Public Golf Courses       4               Health Clubs   2
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
YMCA - PLANO, IL.  YMCA WEST BRANCH - SANDWICH.

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  6.25%
    City  0.9286%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.0892%          2008       2007              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.0776%         6.6930%    6.7729%            Natural Gas  4.12%
Other(s)  1.9869%                                         Telephone  3.75%
   Total 9.0824%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
ELECTRICITY 0.447%

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Paul Borek                           Paul Borek                         
Executive Director                   Executive Director       
DeKalb County EDC                    DeKalb County EDC                  
421 N. California, #200              421 N. California, #200            
Sycamore, IL  601781290              Sycamore, IL  601781290
Phone (815) 895-2711                 Phone (815) 895-2711
  Fax (815) 895-8713                   Fax (815) 895-8713

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60548           Rep Dist            70                          
                            Senate Dist        35                           
                            Congressional Dist 14               


Remarks
Sandwich Website: www.sandwich-il.org.  DeKalb 
County EDC Website: www.dcedc.org.  Paul Borek 
E-Mail: borek@dcedc.org.

Last updated 05/21/2013
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