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LEE, ILLINOIS

Village President Jerry Olson (815) 824-2323
Village Clerk Linda Clark (815) 824-2323
Police Department DeKalb County Sheriff (815) 895-2155
Fire Department Don Jarman, Fire Chief (815) 824-2020
 

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General Information

     
POPULATION         1980      1990      2000   Current    CLIMATE
City                305       319         0       380    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 No             - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  8    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         23
    Police Department            0          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal NO             Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  20
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  15 MI   24 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  15 MI   24 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-39                                        
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     8 MI   13 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   1
               Local Carriers  28
          Interstate Carriers  58
          Intrastate Carriers  28

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    65 MI104 KM
       Commercial Airlines   50   Flights per day 1800

    Nearest Public Airport AURORA MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   21 MI   34 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  3,800 FT   1,140 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           735     1,176       2         2
Chicago            84       134       1         1
Cleveland         425       680       1         2
Dallas            865     1,384       2         3
Denver            935     1,496       2         3
Detroit           372       595       1         1
Kansas City       415       664       2         2
Los Angeles     2,020     3,232       4         5
Memphis           549       878       2         2
Minneapolis       370       592       1         1
New Orleans       949     1,518       2         2
New York          920     1,472       2         2
St. Louis         230       368       1         1
Seattle         1,987     3,179       4         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NTHRN/SANTA FE  DAILY       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    50 MI   80 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity           13,000              49,400
            Treatment Capacity          142,500             541,500
          Average Daily Demand                0                   0
             Peak Daily Demand           52,500             199,500
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant NOT SPECIFIED
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
                  Present Load                0                   0
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier GTE                                               
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics NO 
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T MCI GTE OTHERS 

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  21 MI   34 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.  VALLEY
WEST HOSPITAL, SANDWICH - 68 BEDS.

Education Facilities (in community)

Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                0         0           0
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 20.1

Remarks
ELEMENTARY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AT SHABBONA, 5
MILES AWAY; JUNIOR COLLEGE 6 MILES; 4-YEAR COLLEGE
30 MILES; UNIVERSITY 20 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
FARMERS FACTORY            INDUSTRIAL AND FARM        75  NONE             1982
                         
ADRIA                      MEAT PROCESSING             4  NONE             1984
                         
MULLINS GRAIN              GRAIN SALE/STORAGE          4  NONE             1986
                         
COUNTY LINE FERTILIZER     AGRICULTURE RELATED         1  NONE             1984
                         
CASS LARSON ELECTRIC       ELECTRICAL                  1  NONE             1985
                         
B & B AMERICAN             MOTORCYCLE REPAIR           2  NONE             1990
                         
DON'S ALLEY                FOOD & BAR                  5  NONE             1984
                         

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       0        Protestant Churches   1
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       0          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       0      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
5 MILES TO SHABBONA STATE PARK OR INDIAN OAKS
COUNTRY CLUB. COMMUNITY CENTER.

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  0.3874%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8343%          1998       1997              Electricity  4.00%
  School  4.0065%         6.7399%    7.0954%            Natural Gas  4.00%
Other(s)  1.5524%                                         Telephone  4.00%
   Total  6.7806%                                             Water  4.00%

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) 60530           Rep Dist            76    70                    
                            Senate Dist         38    35                     
                            Congressional Dist  16    14         


 

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