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CORTLAND, ILLINOIS

Town Mayor Bob Seyller (815) 756-9041
City Clerk Cheryl "Cookie" Aldis (815) 756-3030
Treasurer

Susan Dockus

(815) 756-3030
Police Chief

Russell Stokes

(815) 756-2558

Official Website

General Information

    
POPULATION         1980      1990      2000   Current    CLIMATE
City              1,019       963         0     2,000    Avg. Winter Temp      21.00 F   -6.11 C
County           74,624    77,932         0    90,000    Avg. Summer Temp      73.00 F   22.77 C
Labor Market     74,624    77,932         0    90,000    Avg. Annual Rainfall  35.00 In  88.90 Cm
                                                         Avg. Annual Snowfall  32.00 In  81.28 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / TOWN        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1996       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad NO 
 
 Fire Insurance Class  8    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         25
    Police Department            1          6          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   6
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   4  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     68,000,000
     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 NO 
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   3 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     2 MI    3 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers  18
          Interstate Carriers  58
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     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 DE KALB TAYLOR MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO    2 MI    3 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            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    45 MI   72 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           792     1,267       2         2
Chicago            62        99       1         1
Cleveland         405       648       1         1
Dallas            874     1,398       2         3
Denver            954     1,526       2         3
Detroit           333       533       1         1
Kansas City       561       898       2         2
Los Angeles     2,033     3,253       4         5
Memphis           606       970       2         2
Minneapolis       400       640       1         1
New Orleans       900     1,440       2         2
New York          900     1,440       2         2
St. Louis         276       442       1         1
Seattle         2,000     3,200       4         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC                          
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    45 MI   72 KM
Container Service NO    45 MI   72 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source RIVER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          125,000             475,000
            Treatment Capacity          500,000           1,900,000
          Average Daily Demand          117,500             446,500
             Peak Daily Demand          192,100             729,980
               Excess Capacity          256,400             974,320

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        7,250,000          27,550,000
                  Present Load        4,800,000          18,240,000
               Excess Capacity        2,450,000           9,310,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAS    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier GTE                                               
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers SPRINT AT&T MCI GTE WORLDCOM

Remarks
SERVED BY DEKALB SWITCH.

Health Facilities

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

Remarks
KISHWAUKEE HOSPITAL-133 BEDS IN DEKALB.  DEKALB
CLINIC - 40 DOCTORS; KISHWAUKEE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
- 15 DOCTORS.

Education Facilities (in community)

Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        13         240
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 23.5

Remarks
FOLLOWING 4TH GRADE STUDENTS ATTEND SCHOOL IN
DEKALB. NORTHEN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY IS 4 MILES
AWAY.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
CORTLND-DEKALB             GRAIN HANDLING              5  NONE                0
YARDS                    
JOHNSON SEAT/CANVAS        UPHOLSTERY                  6  NONE                0
                         
KISHWAUKEE FORGE           STEEL FORGINGS             40  NONE                0
                         
BARB-CITY GRINDING         CONTR&MACHINE PARTS        12  NONE                0
                         
DUN-RITE TOOL & FAB.       CONTRACT TOOL & DIE        30  NONE                0
                         
JUST PARTS, INC.           WHOLESALE AUTO PARTS       15  NONE             1993
                         
POWER EQUIPMENT            POWER EQUIP. PARTS         23  NONE             1995
CO. - DISTRIBUTOR OF     
STAIRMASTER                CUSDTOM STAIR SYSTEM       16  NONE             1994
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for DEKALB LMA                              
Annual Average for Year 1999
      Total Labor Force    47,974
             Unemployed   1,616
             Percentage   3.40%
         Total Employed    46,358
          Manufacturing  13.40%
      Non-Manufacturing  83.50%
            Agriculture   3.10%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 1999
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurances
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the '99-'00 DEKALB COUNTY    

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 12.01  $ 22.77   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 10.45  $ 17.77
Assembler-Electronic     $  7.06  $ 13.82   Office Clerk             $  7.16  $ 10.11
Assembler-Production     $  7.06  $ 11.20   Secretary                $  7.57  $ 14.56
Computer Operator        $  9.19  $ 23.77   Sheet Metal Worker       $  7.72  $ 31.89
Computer Programmer      $ 15.66  $ 33.66   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  7.19  $ 15.75
Data Entry Operator      $  7.46  $ 11.32   Systems Analyst          $ 15.66  $ 33.66
Drill or Punch Press     $  7.33  $ 13.56   Technician               $  7.16  $ 13.08
Engineer                 $ 15.66  $ 34.91   Tool & Die Maker         $ 12.65  $ 21.50
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  6.50  $ 10.09   Warehouse Worker         $  7.99  $ 16.17
Laborer                  $  7.99  $ 11.83   Welder                   $  8.60  $ 14.32
Machinist                $ 10.00  $ 17.39   Word Processor           $  7.03  $ 12.36

Remarks
SOURCE: 1998 DEKALB COUNTY EDC WAGE SURVEY
(EXPERIENCE START).  1999 IL DEPT. OF EMPLOYMENT
SECURITY WAGE DATA CHICAGO PMSA (TOP WAGES).

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      13        Protestant Churches  56
                 Number of Rooms     800          Catholic Churches   5
                     Restaurants      84          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       5               Health Clubs   4
            Public Tennis Courts       4      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River KISHWAUKEE RIVER                                  

Remarks

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation.
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
County where commercial property is assessed at
38% and industrial property is assessed at 36%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 1998          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.6309%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8343%          1997       1996              Electricity  5.00%
  School  5.0373%         7.9339%    7.8440%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.4226%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total  7.9251%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Roger Hopkins                        Susan Dockus                       
Executive Director                                            
Dekalb County EDC                    Town of Cortland                   
421 N. California Street             1909 Somonauk Road                 
Sycamore, IL  601780005              Cortland, IL  601120877
Phone (815) 895-2711                 Phone (815) 756-0941
  Fax (815) 895-7007                   Fax (815) 756-4583

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60112           Rep Dist            70                          
                            Senate Dist         35                           
                            Congressional Dist  14               



 

Last updated 05/17/2000
Copyright 2001 by Department of Commerce and Community Affairs