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SANDWICH, ILLINOIS

Mayor Tom Thomas (815) 786-2844
City Clerk Debra Kell (815) 786-9321
Police Department Richard A. Olson, Chief of Police (815) 786-7261
Fire Department Richard Kell, Fire Chief (815) 786-9241
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General Information

     
POPULATION         1980      1990      2000   Current    CLIMATE
City              5,365     5,607         0     6,200    Avg. Winter Temp      25.00 F   -3.89 C
County           74,624    77,932         0    90,000    Avg. Summer Temp      74.00 F   23.33 C
Labor Market     74,624    77,932         0    90,000    Avg. Annual Rainfall  32.00 In  81.28 Cm
                                                         Avg. Annual Snowfall  14.00 In  35.56 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / TOWN       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 1992       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  5    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         33
    Police Department           11          0         15
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  57
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   4  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   3  Assets $    142,800,000
     Savings and Loans   1  Assets $     72,000,000
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
CITY IS LOCATED IN THE EXTREME SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
DEKALB COUNTY AND CONTINUES INTO KENDALL COUNTY ON
THE EAST.  THE SOUTH BORDER OF CITY LIMITS IS THE
NORTH BORDER OF LASALLE COUNTY.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    22 MI   35 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   3
               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    60 MI 96 KM
       Commercial Airlines   50   Flights per day 1800

    Nearest Public Airport SANDWICH AIRPORT
                     Local NO    1 MI    2 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  3,000 FT     900 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    30 MI   48 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       3         4
Chicago            66       106       1         1
Cleveland         343       549       2         1
Dallas            936     1,498       4         4
Denver          1,016     1,626       3         4
Detroit           271       434       2         1
Kansas City       499       798       2         2
Los Angeles     2,095     3,352       5         5
Memphis           544       870       3         3
Minneapolis       412       659       3         2
New Orleans       944     1,510       4         5
New York          840     1,344       3         4
St. Louis         288       461       2         1
Seattle         2,063     3,301       5         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NORTHERN                    
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    20 MI   32 KM
Container Service NO    20 MI   32 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,074,000           4,081,200
            Treatment Capacity        2,016,000           7,660,800
          Average Daily Demand          841,000           3,195,800
             Peak Daily Demand        1,200,000           4,560,000
               Excess Capacity          384,000           1,459,200

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        1,000,000           3,800,000
                  Present Load          575,000           2,185,000
               Excess Capacity          425,000           1,615,000

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

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  1    Total Number of Beds     68
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community    15
            Dentists in Community    10
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)

Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                3        72       1,186
Junior High               1        29         517
High School               1        38         593
Trade & Technical         1        12         400
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 21.4

Remarks
JUNIOR COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY WITHIN 30 MILES.
SPECIAL EDUCATION.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
C. T. S. KNIGHTS           QUARTZ CRYSTALS, ETC      250  NONE             1896
CO.                      
IMPACT DIE CASTING         ZINK & ALUMINUM CAST      181  NONE             1961
CORPORATION              
DESIGNED STAIRS,           SPIRAL OAK STAIRWAYS      100  NONE             1968
INC.                     
GORD IND. PLASTICS         PLASTIC MOLDING            50  NONE             1963
                         
FANPLASTIC MOLDING         PLASTIC INJECTION MO       50  NONE             1978
                         
PLANO MOLDING CO.          PLASTIC MOLDING           150  NONE             1993
                         

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
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       1        Protestant Churches  10
                 Number of Rooms      42          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      13          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     250              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
YMCA - PLANO, IL.

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  0.8020%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8343%          1998       1997              Electricity  3.00%
  School  3.4647%         6.6018%    6.6444%            Natural Gas  3.00%
Other(s)  1.6290%                                         Telephone  3.00%
   Total  6.7300%                                             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) 60548           Rep Dist            70                          
                            Senate Dist         35                           
                            Congressional Dist  14               


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