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Lockport Guide 2015

2014 Demographics &

2014 Demographics & Quick Facts Population 25,118 Population Mix Major Traffic Arteries Major Area Employers Land Area in Sq. Miles 11.40 Households 8,945 Average Household Size Percent of Owner- Occupied Housing Family Households Percent of Population with Bachelor’s Degree & Above Median House Value 2.80 78.7% 6,523 30.2% $239,258 Median Age 36.2 White only 92.6% Black or African American 1.8% Asian 1.5% Other 4.1% Retail Trade Area Population 98,428 Aveage Household Income Transportation options Metra (Heritage Corridor Line) Pace (Route 832/834) Lewis University Airport Interstate 355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) Illinois Route 7 (159th Street) Illinois Route 171 (143rd Street/Archer Avenue) Illinois Route 53 Average Daily Counts $92,733 159th St. between I-355 & Farrell Rd. 159th St. between I-355 & Summit Dr. 159th St. at IL Route 17 IL Route 171 at State St. IL Route 171 at 143rd St. 19,700 14,900 12,300 14,500 9,850 Silver Cross Hospital Lewis University 1,800 (I-355) 600 (IL Route 53) Citgo Refinery 500 Lockport Township High School Wal-Mart, retail Panduit Corporation, electronics 480 365 167 Sources: Esri Forescasts for 2014; Will County CED; The Retail Coach; IDOT, City of Lockport O’Neil Funeral Home And Heritage Crematory A 4TH GENERATION FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL HOME Our newly remodeled, state of the art facilities 1105 E. 9th St., Lockport 815.838.5010 | www.oneilfuneralhome.com Patrick J. O’Neil (1933-2010) Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Scott Sichta Raymond Barnes Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary Lockport’s Only ON-SITE Crematory 6 Lockport Community resource Guide

Government The City of Lockport is governed by a Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer and an eight-member City Council - two alderpersons elected to each of the city’s four wards. All elected officials serve four-year terms. The city is managed by a City Administrator who works closely with the Finance Director, Attorney, Police Chief, Community Development Department, Public Works Department and Engineering Department, as well as many professional staff members. You can learn more about the City of Lockport by visiting www.lockport.org. In addition, the city has its own full-service Police Department that provides around-the-clock patrol. Within the police department, we have an investigations division, traffic enforcement unit and crime prevention bureau. Also, Lockport’s Emergency Management Agency, a volunteer force, works closely with the police department and the city to provide assistance in case of emergencies. They also work with the National Weather Service to monitor severe weather. Furthermore, the city staffs a full-time Code Enforcement Officer whose office is located at the police department. For more information about the Lockport Police Department, please visit www. lockportpolice.info. The City of Lockport’s boundaries are split between two townships, Lockport Township and Homer Township. Both townships are governed by a Supervisor and a board of four trustees; and they both have a Clerk, an Assessor and a Highway Commissioner. Lockport Township also has a Collector to serve its residents. Both townships offer property tax exemptions, programs for senior citizens, and other assistance to their residents. For more information on the townships and their boundaries, you can visit www. lockporttownship.com or www.homertownship.com. Furthermore, each township has its own fire protection district. Therefore, the City of Lockport’s residents are either served by the Lockport Township Fire Protection District or the Homer Fire Protection District. The Lockport Township Fire District is managed by a Chief and governed by a five-member board. They have a full fleet of fire trucks and ambulances among six fire stations throughout the district. The Lockport Township Fire Protection District provides 24 hour Emergency Medical Services 7 days a week. They also have an Air Rescue Team, Dive Team, Hazardous Materials Team, Fire Investigation Team and Technical Rescue Team. To learn more about what Lockport Township Fire District has to offer its residents, please visit www.lockportportfire.org. The Homer Township Fire District is managed by a Chief and governed by a 3-member board. They have a full fleet of fire trucks and ambulances among three fire stations throughout the district. The Homer Township Fire District provides Fire Suppression, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials mitigation and Technical Rescue response; and their ambulances are Advanced Life Support equipped. Furthermore, their Fire Prevention Bureau provides Fire Prevention/Life-Safety Inspections, Fire Investigations and Public Education/ Training Programs. To learn more about what Homer Township Fire District has to offer its residents, please visit www.homerfire.org. www.lockport.org 77