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KINGSTON, ILLINOIS

Mayor John Munro (815) 784-5572
City Clerk Kristin Hillner (815) 784-5572
Police Department Berna Popenhagen, Chief of Police (815) 784-5572
Fire Department Ron Anderson, Fire Chief (815) 784-5572
 

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General Information

   
POPULATION         1980      1990      2000   Current    CLIMATE
City                618       562         0       735    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 TRUSTEE / TRUSTEES / VILL     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1999       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library NO 
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  7    in city   8    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         36
    Police Department            0          3          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal NO             Radio Stations   5
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  13
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest   4 MI    6 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest   4 MI    6 KM
 
                 Banks   0  Assets $              0
     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   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88, I-90, I-39, E-W TOLLWAY                     
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    14 MI   22 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers  28
          Interstate Carriers  58
          Intrastate Carriers  28

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport GREATER ROCKFORD AIRPORT
                     Local NO    16 MI 26 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    6

    Nearest Public Airport DE KALB TAYLOR MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   14 MI   22 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    50 MI   80 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           798     1,277       2         2
Chicago            68       109       1         1
Cleveland         411       658       1         2
Dallas            878     1,405       2         3
Denver            948     1,517       2         3
Detroit           339       542       1         1
Kansas City       457       731       2         2
Los Angeles     2,017     3,227       4         5
Memphis           513       821       2         2
Minneapolis       344       550       1         1
New Orleans       904     1,446       2         2
New York          908     1,453       2         2
St. Louis         262       419       1         1
Seattle         1,995     3,192       4         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
I & M RAIL LINK            DAILY       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

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

Remarks
TRAILER & CONTAINER LOADING IN ROCKFORD.  UPS NEXT
DAY AIR SERVICE IN ROCKFORD.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity           21,800              82,840
            Treatment Capacity           72,000             273,600
          Average Daily Demand           32,000             121,600
             Peak Daily Demand           48,000             182,400
               Excess Capacity           24,000              91,200

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          780,000           2,964,000
                  Present Load          370,000           1,406,000
               Excess Capacity          410,000           1,558,000

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

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  11 MI   18 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
KISHWAUKEE HOSPITAL - DEKALB - 133 BEDS.

Education Facilities (in community)

Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        25         534
Junior High               1        15         270
High School               1        17         340
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

Remarks
KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS
UNIVERSITY ARE NEARBY.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
TURES NURSERY              LANDSCAPE/GARDEN CEN        3  NONE                0
                         
KINGSTON POST OFFICE       MAIL SERVICE                3                      0
                         
BUNGERS SOIL SERVICE       FERTILIZER/AGRICULT         4  NONE                0
                         
KOEHLER'S FARM MARKET      VEG/FRUIT                   5  NONE                0
                         
QUALITY CHROME             METAL FINISHING             3  NONE             1990
SERVICE                  
LEISURE WOODS INC.         CEDAR GAZEBO MFG.           5  NONE             1987
                         

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        $  8.19  $ 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
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   3
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River KISHWAUKEE RIVER                                  

Remarks
NEAR CITIES OF DEKALB, SYCAMORE & GENOA.

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  0.7582%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8343%          1998       1997              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.7354%         7.9414%    7.9335%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.5337%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.8616%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Roger Hopkins                        Roger Hopkins                      
Executive Director                   Executive Director       
DeKalb County EDC                    DeKalb County EDC                  
421 N. California, #200              421 N. California, #200            
Sycamore, IL  60178                  Sycamore, IL  60178    
Phone (815) 895-2711                 Phone (815) 895-2711
  Fax (815) 895-8713                   Fax (815) 895-8713

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60145           Rep Dist            76                          
                            Senate Dist         38                           
                            Congressional Dist  14               



 

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