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Richmond is a special community that offers small town charm, along with an ideal environment to locate your business in.

The village has a wonderful retail district, featuring some of the area’s best antique shops.  In addition to its many retailers, the village has several large commercial businesses.  Overall, Richmond encourages new business growth through its pro-business attitude.

Educational Institutions:  Richmond Burton Consolidated High School District #157; Richmond Grade School District #13.

Parks & Recreation:  Richmond is home to two community parks and a park recreational program.

Festivals & Events:  Richmond Round-Up Days takes place the weekend before Labor Day.

Local Attractions:  Richmond is known for its antique stores, unique shops and locally made candies and pottery products.  The Creative Arts of Nippersink is located here, as well as several charming bed and breakfast inns.

Please feel free to call the Chamber office with any questions or comments about the Richmond area.  The phone number is (815) 678-7742 or fax (815) 678-2070.

General Information

Primary County: MCHENRY

POPULATION 1990 CLIMATE (AVG.)
City 1,016 Winter Temp 23.60F     -4.66 C
Households 409 Summer Temp  72.10 F 22.27 C
County 183,241 Annual Rainfall  32.45”
Labor Market 183,241 Snowfall  28.40”

Economic Development Amenities Municipal Services Local Government TRUSTEE / TRUSTEES / TOWN     Municipal Zoning: YES Comprehensive Plan No – Rev. 1990              County Zoning YES Subdivision Ordinance: YES                Public Library: YES Emergency 911 System: YES                                Rescue Squad: YES Fire Insurance Class  7    in city   9    outside                               Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer Fire Department            0          0         35 Police Department         5          6          0 Commercial Services General Waste Disposal YES             Radio Stations   0 Special Waste Disposal YES             TV Channels Cable YES Newspapers   2 Daily    2 Weekly Machine Shops   4  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM Tool & Die   3  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM Banks   1  Assets $     32,000,000 Savings and Loans   1  Assets $     93,000,000 Additional Economic Amenities Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0 Foreign Trade Zone NO Enterprise Zone NO  Tax Increment Financing Dist NO Transportation Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   3 State Interstates Serving Community NONE Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    18 MI   29 KM Motor Freight Terminals   1 Local Carriers   1 Interstate Carriers   1 Intrastate Carriers   0 Package Delivery Service YES Commercial Bus Service YES Air Nearest Commercial Airport MITCHELL INT., MILWAUKEE WI Local NO    40 MI 64 KM Commercial Airlines   10   Flights per day    0 Nearest Public Airport GALT AIRPORT Local NO    5 MI    8 KM Type of Surface CONCRETE       Longest Runway  2,700 FT     824 M Runway Lighted YES Fuel Available YES Charter Service Available NO 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 Length Of Season  0 Months Public Dock Local NO     0 MI    0 KM Travel Time (distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

City Highway Miles
Atlanta 794
Chicago 64
Cleveland 407
Dallas 1,000
Detroit 335
Kansas City 563
Los Angeles 2,039
Minneapolis 348
St. Louis 352

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching NONE                 Piggyback Service NO    60 MI   96 KM Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM  Utilities Water Water Supplier MUNICIPAL

Gallons/Day Liters/Day
Treatment Capacity 504,000 1,915,200
Average Daily Demand 100,000 380,000
Peak Daily Demand 402,000 1,527,600
Excess Capacity 102,000 387,000

Natural Gas – Electricity – Telecommunications Gas Supplier NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAS Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON Local Telephone Supplier G.T.E. Digital Switching YES Fiber Optics YES Long Distances Carriers     Health Facilities Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0 If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  10 MI   16 KM Doctors in Community     3 Dentists in Community     2 Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM Education Facilities (in community)

Type Number  Teachers Enrollment
Elementary 1 62 765
Junior High 0
High School 1 31 450
Trade & Technical 0 0 0
Community College 0 0 0
Four Year College 0 0
University 0 0 0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 24.1  HIGH SCHOOL BUSES STUDENTS FOR A 2 YEAR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM AT COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY. Employment Major Employers In The Community

Employer Product/Service Employees
WATLOW GORDON CO. THERMOCOUPLERS 306
INTERMATIC, INC. TIMERS-LIGHTING 150
OLSUN ELECTRICS TRANSFORMERS 100
AUTOMATED MOULD MOULDED PRODUCTS 120
EXTECH PLASTICS 80

Labor Force Labor Force Summary for MCHENRY COUNTY Annual Average for Year 1998 Total Labor Force   126,256 Unemployed   3,834 Percentage   3.60% Total Employed   122,424 Manufacturing  22.30% Non-Manufacturing  74.30% Agriculture   3.70% Community Facilities (Available within 10 miles)

Motels/Hotels 2 Protestant Churches 3
Number of Rooms 60 Catholic Churches 2
Restaurants 16 Jewish Synagogues 0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room 60 Country Clubs 1
Public Golf Courses 1 Health Clubs 0
Public Tennis Courts 0 Public Swimming Pools 1
Public Access to Lake/River YES
Name of Lake/River Fox River Twin Lakes

Other Information Zip Code(s) 60071           Rep Dist            64                       Senate Dist        32 Congressional Dist 12

Contact Information

Ms. Kate Hellmann, Village Clerk
Village of Richmond
5600 Hunter Drive
Richmond, IL 60071
Phone: (815) 678-4040
FAX: (815) 678-2403

Village of Richmond EDC
Mr. Kevin Brusek
P.O. Box 506
Richmond, IL 60071
Phone: 815-678-4040
FAX: 815-678-2403

* The large portion of the information highlighted above is from the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs & the McHenry County EDC websites.