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SKOKIE, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County COOK           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 60,327 59,432 63,348 64,784 65,066 Avg. Winter Temp 23.40 F -4.78 C County 5,253,655 5,105,067 5,376,741 5,194,675 5,217,000 Avg. Summer Temp 75.70 F 24.27 C Labor 0 0 2,694,904 2,604,300 2,608,543 Avg. Annual Rainfall 33.18 In 84.27 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 37.10 In 94.23 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MANAGER / COUNCIL / VILLA     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2007       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule YES
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 1     in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department          118          1          0
    Police Department          143         34          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   9
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   3 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   7  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  22  Assets $              0
     Savings and Loans   2  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
THREE TIF DISTRICTS.  ALSO NINE SPECIAL SERVICE 
AREAS.  VILLAGE ALSO HAS A VILLAGE MANAGER.  CABLE
 HAS 100 PLUS CHANNELS.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-94                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers  40
          Interstate Carriers  75
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO     9 MI 14 KM
       Commercial Airlines   74   Flights per day 2500

    Nearest Public Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    9 MI   14 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway 13,000 FT   3,965 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water YES
            Name of Waterway NORTH-SHORE CHANNEL      
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth    15 FT      5 M
            Length Of Season  9 Months
           Public Dock Local YES    2 MI    3 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           745     1,192       2         2
Chicago            15        24       1         1
Cleveland         358       573       1         1
Dallas            991     1,586       2         2
Denver          1,001     1,602       2         3
Detroit           286       458       1         1
Kansas City       484       774       1         1
Los Angeles     2,080     3,328       4         5
Memphis           559       894       1         2
Minneapolis       397       635       1         1
New Orleans       959     1,534       2         2
New York          855     1,368       1         2
St. Louis         292       467       1         1
Seattle         2,048     3,277       4         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NONE                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    15 MI   24 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
AIR: TYPE OF SURFACE - CONCRETE AND ASPHALT.  
WATER: NAME OF WATERWAY - NORTH SHORE CHANNEL.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier CITY OF EVANSTON         
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity       11,000,000          41,800,000
            Treatment Capacity      108,000,000         410,400,000
          Average Daily Demand       10,519,000          39,972,200
             Peak Daily Demand       16,575,000          62,985,000
               Excess Capacity       50,000,000         190,000,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant NOT SPECIFIED
                       Process ACTIVATED SLUDGE    
            Treatment Capacity      450,000,000       1,703,250,000
                  Present Load      333,000,000       1,260,405,000
               Excess Capacity      117,000,000         442,845,000

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 AT&T SPRINT MCI  

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: LAKE MICHIGAN.  THIS WASTE WATER 
TREATMENT PLANT (METROPOLITAN SANITARY DISTRICT) 
TREATS WASTE FOR A LARGE AREA OUTSIDE OF SKOKIE.  
CABLE, TV, MODEM & PHONE SERVICE - COMCAST, RCN.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds    265
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   151
            Dentists in Community   122
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    2 MI    3 KM

Remarks
NEAREST EMERGENCY TREATMENT AT UNIVERSITY HEALTH 
SYSTEMS MEDICAL CENTER IN SKOKIE (TRAUMA II).

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               10     1,197       3,974
Junior High               3       280       1,443
High School               2       404       4,800
Trade & Technical         2         0           0
Community College         1       133       8,425
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.3

Remarks
(EXCLUDES 8 PRIVATE SCHOOLS) K-8, 3 PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 K-8, 4 PUBLIC SCHOOLS K-5, 1 PUBLIC SCHOOL K-2, 1
 PUBLIC SCHOOL K ONLY, 1 PUBLIC SCHOOL 1-5, & 1 
PUBLIC SCHOOL 3-5.  3 UNIVERSITIES W/IN 8 MILE 
RADIUS.  NUMEROUS 4-YEAR COLLEGES W/IN COMMUTING 
DISTANCE.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY     MEDICAL CENTER          2,296                   2007
HEALTH SYSTEMS           
FEDERAL MOGUL              GASKETS                 1,345                   2007
                         
MACY'S/BLOOMINGDALE'S      RETAIL                    910                      0
                         
NILES TOWNSHIP             EDUCATION                 650                      0
HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT #219
NORDSTROM                  RETAIL                    618                      0
                         
COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT        CIRCUIT COURT             500                      0
COURT                    
SKOKIE PARK DISTRICT       GOVERNMENT                494                      0
                         
COMMAND TRANSPORTATION     FREIGHT BROKERAGE         490                      0
                         
VILLAGE OF SKOKIE          MUNICIPAL GOV'T           488                      0
                         
MPC PRODUCTS CORPORATION   MFG OF HAND TOOLS         469                      0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for COOK COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force 2,608,543
             Unemployed 241,400
             Percentage   9.30%
         Total Employed 2,367,143
          Manufacturing  13.30%
      Non-Manufacturing  86.70%
            Agriculture   0.00%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2012
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   5
            Number won by union   1
          Number won by company   4
      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 at 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       7        Protestant Churches  18
                 Number of Rooms   1,121          Catholic Churches   3
                     Restaurants     127          Jewish Synagogues  13
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   1,000              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   5
            Public Tennis Courts      40      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River NORTH SHORE CHANNEL **                            

Remarks
3 MILES TO LAKE MICHIGAN FOR SWIMMING, FISHING, 
AND BOATING.   ** WILMETTE HARBOR, LAKE MICHIGAN 
TO NORTH BRANCH CHICAGO RIVER.  PARKS 43.

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 9.25%
    City  0.6550%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.5310%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  6.6240%         7.5610%    7.7360%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.1180%                                         Telephone  6.00%
   Total  8.9280%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks
SCHOOL - ONE OF 6 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICTS + 
HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT #219.

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Thomas L. Thompson                   Leslie G. Murphy                   
Economic Dev. Coordinator            Economic Dev. Specialist 
Village of Skokie                    Village of Skokie                  
5127 Oakton Street                   5127 Oakton Street                 
Skokie, IL  600773633                Skokie, IL  600773633
Phone (847) 933-8446                 Phone (847) 933-8446
  Fax (847) 673-0525                   Fax (847) 568-8893

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60076  60077    Rep Dist                  58    18    16    13  
            60203           Senate Dist        29     9     8     7         
                            Congressional Dist 9                


Remarks
Village Website: www.skokie.org
T. Thompson E-mail: Tom.Thompson@skokie.org

Last updated 09/06/2013
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