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GENOA, ILLINOIS

Mayor Todd Walker (815) 784-2327
City Clerk Wendy Shaneen (815) 784-2327
Police Department Patrick Solar, Chief of Police (815) 784-6643
Fire Department Ron Anderson, Fire Chief (815) 784-2526
 

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General Information

     
POPULATION         1980      1990      2000   Current    CLIMATE
City              3,276     3,083         0     3,899    Avg. Winter Temp      21.00 F   -6.11 C
County           74,624    77,932         0    79,100    Avg. Summer Temp      73.00 F   22.77 C
Labor Market     74,624    77,932         0    79,100    Avg. Annual Rainfall  32.00 In  81.28 Cm
                                                         Avg. Annual Snowfall  32.00 In  81.28 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / 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 YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  6    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         33
    Police Department            8          5          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   3
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  11
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   4  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   2  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $     36,847,000
     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   0 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community EAST-WEST & NORTHWEST TOLLWAYS                    
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    12 MI   19 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    0   Flights per day    0

    Nearest Public Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO   28 MI   45 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 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    70 MI  112 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           702     1,123       3         4
Chicago            60        96       1         1
Cleveland         393       629       2         1
Dallas            967     1,547       4         4
Denver            957     1,531       3         4
Detroit           326       522       2         1
Kansas City       457       731       2         2
Los Angeles     2,021     3,234       5         5
Memphis           550       880       3         3
Minneapolis       428       685       3         2
New Orleans       970     1,552       4         5
New York          888     1,421       3         4
St. Louis         306       490       2         1
Seattle         1,992     3,187       5         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CHICAGO CENTRAL &          TWICE WEEKLY
  PACIFIC                              
I LINK                                 
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    60 MI   96 KM
Container Service NO    25 MI   40 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          550,000           2,090,000
            Treatment Capacity        3,300,000          12,540,000
          Average Daily Demand          466,000           1,770,800
             Peak Daily Demand          575,000           2,185,000
               Excess Capacity        2,725,000          10,355,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          780,000           2,964,000
                  Present Load          450,000           1,710,000
               Excess Capacity          330,000           1,254,000

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

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   8 MI   13 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     1
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     7 MI   11 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)

Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        43         653
Junior High               1        24         303
High School               1        58         415
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 21.9

Remarks
TRADE & TECHNICAL 25 MILES; JUNIOR COLLEGE 20
MILES; NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 15 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
AG COMMUNICATIONS          COMMUNICATION EQUIPM      700  INTL ASSOC M        0
                         
GREENLEE TOOL              TOOLS                     220  NONE                0
                         
BALCK ELECTRIC             TOWER SUPPLY MFG           37  NONE             1995
PRODUCTS CO.             
SYCAMORE PRECISION         METAL FABRICATION          97  NONE             1987
                         
SOLAR FLAME                MILITARY SUPPLIER          25  NONE                0
                         
POLARTECH                  STYROFOAM PRODUCTS         50  NONE             1992
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for DEKALB LMA                              
Annual Average for Year 1991
      Total Labor Force    37,987
             Unemployed   2,222
             Percentage   5.80%
         Total Employed    35,765
          Manufacturing  33.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  63.10%
            Agriculture   3.90%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 1990
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   2
            Number won by union   1
          Number won by company   1
      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                          

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $  7.40  $ 24.84   Maintenance Mechanic     $  9.53  $ 13.73
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.21  $ 11.92   Office Clerk             $  5.50  $ 10.46
Assembler-Production     $  7.69  $ 10.97   Secretary                $  4.35  $ 12.44
Computer Operator        $  6.81  $ 15.13   Sheet Metal Worker       $  8.21  $ 11.44
Computer Programmer      $ 11.52  $ 20.60   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  6.76  $ 13.85
Data Entry Operator      $  6.69  $ 11.80   Systems Analyst          $ 13.56  $ 26.71
Drill or Punch Press     $  8.26  $ 12.40   Technician               $  0.00  $  0.00
Engineer                 $  0.00  $  0.00   Tool & Die Maker         $ 11.59  $ 14.77
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  5.29  $ 15.11   Warehouse Worker         $  8.17  $ 11.44
Laborer                  $  0.00  $  0.00   Welder                   $  7.25  $ 11.50
Machinist                $  8.50  $ 12.75   Word Processor           $  5.50  $  9.08

Remarks

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       4        Protestant Churches   6
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       6          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     250              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       4      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River KISHWAUKEE RIVER                                  

Remarks
KISHWAUKEE RIVER SUITABLE FOR CANOEING.

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 1999          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.7472%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.0635%          1989       1988              Electricity  5.15%
  School  4.3194%         8.4226%    8.3390%            Natural Gas  5.15%
Other(s)  2.2177%                                         Telephone  5.15%
   Total  8.7548%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
David R. Rood                        Roger Hopkins                      
Mayor                                                         
City of Genoa                        Dekalb Co. Econ. Dev.              
113 North Genoa Street               421 N. California,Ste 200          
Genoa, IL  60135                     Sycamore, IL  60178    
Phone (815) 784-2327                 Phone (815) 895-2711
  Fax (815) 784-2988                   Fax (815) 895-7007

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60135           Rep Dist            76                          
                            Senate Dist         38                           
                            Congressional Dist  14               


 

Last updated 02/03/2000
Copyright 2001 by Department of Commerce and Community Affairs