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SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County COOK           
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 4,000 3,703 3,970 4,139 4,139 Avg. Winter Temp 26.00 F -3.33 C County 5,253,655 5,105,067 5,376,741 5,194,675 5,194,675 Avg. Summer Temp 75.00 F 23.88 C Labor 0 0 2,694,904 2,604,300 2,575,226 Avg. Annual Rainfall 33.00 In 83.82 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 39.00 In 99.06 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / VILLAGE     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2008       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  6    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          2         22
    Police Department           11         20          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  36
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  25  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die  25  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     63,000,000
     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 YES
 
Remarks
CONTRACT WITH AMBULANCE SERVICE TO PROVIDE 24/7 
PARAMEDIC.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80, I-57, I-294, Bishop Ford (394)              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     3 MI    5 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   2
          Interstate Carriers   2
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO     5 MI  8 KM
       Commercial Airlines   99   Flights per day 1552

    Nearest Public Airport LANSING MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   20 MI   32 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 NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    15 MI   24 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       1         2
Chicago            30        48       1         1
Cleveland         313       500       1         1
Dallas            906     1,450       1         2
Denver          1,000     1,600       2         2
Detroit           241       385       1         1
Kansas City       469       750       1         1
Los Angeles     2,065     3,304       3         4
Memphis           514       822       1         1
Minneapolis       442       707       1         1
New Orleans       914     1,462       1         2
New York          810     1,296       1         2
St. Louis         258       412       1         1
Seattle         2,063     3,300       3         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILL. CENTRAL GULF                      
CSX                                    
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO     3 MI    5 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

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Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,900,000           7,220,000
            Treatment Capacity        2,016,000           7,660,800
          Average Daily Demand          440,000           1,672,000
             Peak Daily Demand          650,000           2,470,000
               Excess Capacity        1,596,000           6,064,800

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity      220,000,000         836,000,000
                  Present Load          375,700           1,427,600
               Excess Capacity      219,624,300         834,572,340

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

Remarks
WATER SOURCE: LAKE MICHIGAN.  WASTE WATER 
TREATMENT - THORN CREEK BASIN SANITARY DISTRICT.

Health Facilities

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

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Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        40         620
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               0         0           0
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score  0.0

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Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
PORTION PACKAGING          PLASTIC SUPPLY PROD.      400  NONE                0
                         
SAUK STEEL                 STEEL MFG.                100  UNTD STEEL WRKS     0
                         
4M STEEL                   STEEL MFG.                 75  UNTD STEEL WRKS     0
                         
MACK TRUCK                 TRUCK SERVICE              70  TEAMSTERS           0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for COOK COUNTY                             
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force 2,575,226
             Unemployed 267,475
             Percentage  10.40%
         Total Employed 2,307,751
          Manufacturing  20.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  78.90%
            Agriculture   0.30%

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 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         $ 16.36  $ **.**
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 
EMPLYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      10        Protestant Churches   3
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   4
                     Restaurants     164          Jewish Synagogues   3
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     250              Country Clubs   8
             Public Golf Courses      10               Health Clubs   4
            Public Tennis Courts       2      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

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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 2010          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate 9.50%
    City  2.1160%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.4740%          2009       2008              Electricity  5.00%
  School  6.1850%         8.7600%    8.5370%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.4000%                                         Telephone  6.00%
   Total 9.1750%                                             Water  0.00%

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Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Paul Peterson                        Paul Peterson                      
Village Administrator                Village Administrator    
Vill. of S. Chgo. Heights            Vill. of S. Chgo. Heights          
3317 Chicago Road                    3317 Chicago Road                  
South Chicago Heights, IL  604115422 South Chicago Heights, IL  604115422
Phone (708) 755-1880                 Phone (708) 755-1880
  Fax (708) 755-1881                   Fax (708) 755-1881

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60411           Rep Dist            80    79                    
                            Senate Dist        40                           
                            Congressional Dist  2               


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Website: www.southchicagoheights.com
E-mail: ppeterson@southchicagoheights.com

Last updated 04/27/2012
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