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SHOREWOOD, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County WILL           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 4,714 6,264 7,686 15,615 15,615 Avg. Winter Temp 27.00 F -2.78 C County 324,460 357,313 502,266 677,560 677,560 Avg. Summer Temp 76.00 F 24.44 C Labor 355,042 389,650 252,514 367,626 364,982 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.20 In 89.41 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 34.20 In 86.87 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government ADMINISTRATOR / TRUSTEES      Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2007       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   6    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department           36         30          1
    Police Department           24          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   7
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels 200
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   2 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest   5 MI    8 KM
            Tool & Die   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  13  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   1  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
YARD WASTE RECYCLING, CURBS & RECYCLING.  TREE 
CITY USA.  COUNTY ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP OFF 
LOCATION IN VILLAGE.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-55, I-80                                        
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  50
               Local Carriers   1
          Interstate Carriers   1
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT
                     Local NO    35 MI 56 KM
       Commercial Airlines    8   Flights per day  675

    Nearest Public Airport JOLIET PARK DISTRICT AIRPORT
                     Local NO    1 MI    1 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     5 MI    8 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           587       939       3         2
Chicago            40        64       0         0
Cleveland         308       493       2         1
Dallas            803     1,285       2         2
Denver            920     1,472       3         2
Detroit           238       381       3         1
Kansas City       414       662       2         1
Los Angeles     1,745     2,792       3         4
Memphis           350       560       1         1
Minneapolis       355       568       1         1
New Orleans       833     1,333       2         2
New York          713     1,141       4         2
St. Louis         247       395       2         1
Seattle         1,737     2,779       5         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
METRA                                  
ATSF, CSX                              
SOUTHERN PACIFIC                       
CN, IC                                 
N&S, MO. & PAC.                        

Piggyback Service NO     8 MI   13 KM
Container Service NO     8 MI   13 KM

Remarks
EASY ACCESS TO I-55 & I-80 VIA 2 INTERCHANGES.  
ALSO RT. 52 & RT. 59 RUN THROUGH TOWN.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000
            Treatment Capacity        2,800,000          10,640,000
          Average Daily Demand        1,300,000           4,940,000
             Peak Daily Demand        2,200,000           8,360,000
               Excess Capacity        5,700,000          21,660,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        2,080,000           7,904,000
                  Present Load        1,500,000           5,700,000
               Excess Capacity          680,000           2,584,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COM ED                   
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers     

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   4 MI    6 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    12
            Dentists in Community     6
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     3 MI    5 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                5       276       2,551
Junior High               2         0           0
High School               1         0           0
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                1        10         350

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.7

Remarks
UNIVERSITIES IN 4 NEARBY TOWNS; 4-YEAR COLLEGE, 
JUNIOR COLLEGE, TRADE & TECHNICAL, HIGH SCHOOL IN 
JOLIET & MINOOKA.  ACT SCORES: 22.7 JOLIET HIGH 
SCHOOL 22.1 MINOOKA HIGH SCHOOL.  2 PRIVATE 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
BRAKUR CUSTOM CABINETS     CUSTOM CABINET MFG.        85  MACHINISTS       1968
                         
EXPERT OPTICS, INC.        PRECISION GLASS LENS      120  NONE             1979
                         
TROY SCHOOL DISTRICT       ELEMENTARY EDUCATION      131  TEACHERS            0
                         
TYSON MOTOR CORP.          AUTO DEALERSHIP            80  6 PT, NONE       2000
                         
R.R. BRINK LOCKING         HIGH SECURITY LOCKS        49  NO               1976
                         
RON TIRAPELLI FORD         AUTO DEALERSHIP            55                   1944
SUZUKI                   

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for WILL COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force   364,982
             Unemployed  37,028
             Percentage  10.10%
         Total Employed   327,954
          Manufacturing  23.60%
      Non-Manufacturing  75.10%
            Agriculture   1.30%

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   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       $ 22.00  $ 42.25   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.28  $ 28.75
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.94  $ 16.68   Office Clerk             $  9.94  $ 16.81
Assembler-Production     $  8.95  $ 16.21   Secretary                $ 11.26  $ 19.03
Computer Operator        $ 13.95  $ 26.21   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 12.68  $ 21.21
Computer Programmer      $ 23.97  $ 43.79   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.61  $ 17.35
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.19  $ 16.55   Systems Analyst          $ 24.72  $ 42.25
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.72  $ 16.95   Technician               $ 15.91  $ 29.53
Engineer                 $ 22.65  $ 39.97   Tool & Die Maker         $ 16.62  $ 29.39
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.08  $ 14.60   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.45  $ 16.69
Laborer                  $  8.89  $ 25.95   Welder                   $ 12.42  $ 20.60
Machinist                $ 12.13  $ 22.43   Word Processor           $ 12.77  $ 20.10

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2ND QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF 
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      15        Protestant Churches  10
                 Number of Rooms   1,200          Catholic Churches   2
                     Restaurants      30          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     220              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       3               Health Clubs   4
            Public Tennis Courts      15      Public Swimming Pools   3
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River DUPAGE RIVER                                      

Remarks
SHOREWOOD IS ADJACENT TO JOLIET; A WIDE RANGE OF 
SOCIAL, CULTURAL & RECREATIONAL FACILITIES ARE 
MINUTES AWAY.  HAMMEL WOOD 400 ACRE FOREST 
PRESERVES LOCATED IN SHOREWOOD.

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  8.00%
    City  0.2828%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7244%          2010       2009              Electricity  4.00%
  School  5.6590%         7.5549%    7.2714%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.2388%                                         Telephone  3.50%
   Total  7.9050%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
IF TROY/JOLIET SCHOOLS: SCHOOL=5.2532, 
TOTAL=7.4992.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Kimberly Jones                       Rick Chapman                       
Community Dev Director               President                
Village of Shorewood                 Village of Shorewood               
One Towne Ctr Blvd                   One Towne Ctr Blvd                 
Shorewood, IL  604041221             Shorewood, IL  604041221
Phone (815) 725-2150                 Phone (815) 725-2150
  Fax (815) 744-6766                   Fax (815) 744-6766

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60404           Rep Dist            84                          
                            Senate Dist        42                           
                            Congressional Dist 13    11         


Remarks
Village Website: www.vil.shorewood.il.us
Kimberly Jones Phone Extension: 16.  E-Mail: 
kjones@vil.shorewood.il.us
Rick Chapman Phone Extension: 17.

Last updated 07/12/2012
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