Lacon, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 1,853 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.4%
 
Males: 908  (49.0%)
Females: 945  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  47.2 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61540.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,486 (it was $40,203 in 2000)
Lacon:

$51,486
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,921 (it was $18,309 in 2000)

Lacon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,172 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Lacon:

$83,172
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $526.

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  • Races in Lacon, IL (2010)

    Lacon races chart
    • 1,88097.1%White alone
    • 382.0%Hispanic
    • 100.5%Two or more races
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Black alone

Races in Lacon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lacon: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Lacon, IL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (24.6%), Irish (22.1%), English (13.5%), United States (5.7%), French (4.2%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/27/1873

Elevation: 495 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,155 people per square mile   (low).

Lacon,IL real estate house value index trend

Lacon, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Lacon:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lacon city:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

36 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Lacon, Illinois as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lacon to the number of sex offenders is 269 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,478 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,000 (2.0%)

Lacon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (23.5 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (105.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sparland, IL (1.3 miles ), Hopewell, IL (1.9 miles ), Henry, IL (2.6 miles ), Chillicothe, IL (2.9 miles ), Washburn, IL (3.1 miles ), La Rose, IL (3.1 miles) , Varna, IL (3.1 miles ), Rome, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.02 N, Longitude: 89.41 W

Area code: 309

Lacon household income distribution Lacon home values distribution

Crime rates in Lacon by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100001102010N/A
per 100,000 50.50.00.00.00.052.052.90.0109.20.051.50.0N/A
Robberies 0000000001100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.055.651.50.00.0
Assaults 13331115060032
per 100,000 656.9151.6154.652.251.952.0264.60.0327.50.00.0156.2107.4
Burglaries 6553483545652
per 100,000 303.2252.7257.7156.7207.5416.0158.7268.7218.3278.2308.8260.3107.4
Thefts 3319191923211710211213147
per 100,000 1,667.5960.1979.4992.71,192.91,092.0899.5537.31,146.3667.8669.1728.8375.7
Auto thefts 2113012000100
per 100,000 101.150.551.5156.70.052.0105.80.00.00.051.50.00.0
Arson 1000000010001
per 100,000 50.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.054.60.00.00.053.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 271.991.893.774.873.7131.0153.140.9217.363.9110.879.844.7

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Crime rate in Lacon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -39 (-1.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Lacon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lacon, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lacon, Illinois average temperatures Lacon, Illinois average precipitation Lacon, Illinois humidity Lacon, Illinois wind speed Lacon, Illinois snowfall Lacon, Illinois sunshine Lacon, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Lacon-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Lacon city center injured 3 people.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 18.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lacon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 172.4 miles away from Lacon center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from Lacon center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 182.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lacon topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack E. Steele - Physician.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Lacon: James D. Vernay.

Hospitals and medical centers in Lacon:

  • ST JOSEPH NURSING HOME (401 9TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lacon:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-CHILLICOTHE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CHILLICOTHE, IL)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF TOLUCA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TOLUCA, IL)

Airports located in Lacon:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lacon:

  • Illinois Central College (about 23 miles; East Peoria, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,158)
  • Bradley University (about 26 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 26 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Heartland Community College (about 40 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois State University (about 42 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 43 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Black Hawk College (about 63 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

Public elementary/middle school in Lacon:

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Library in Lacon:

  • LACON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $53,034; Location: 205 SIXTH STREET; 12,412 books; 359 audio materials; 1,564 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Lacon - Sparland Fire Protection District and Emergency Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lacon include: Christ New Covenant Church (A), Immaculate Conception Church (B), Lacon United Church of Christ (C), Saint John Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lacon: Johnsons Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.0. This is about average.

City:

75.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.79
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lacon and their reported violations in the past:

LACON COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (APR-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WOODFORD STATE FISH & WILDLIFE AREA (Address: 236 STATE ROUTE 26 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LACON SPOT FREE CAR WASH (Population served: 25, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Lacon in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Lacon in 2000:

  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Lacon, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Lacon compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Lacon (2011 data):

  • Morton Community Bank: Lacon Branch at 313 5th Street, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2010/12/15: Bank assets: $2,667.0 mil, Deposits: $2,086.4 mil, headquarters in Morton, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Hometown Community Bancorp, Inc. Esop And Trust
  • The First National Bank of Lacon: The First National Bank Of Lacon at 111 South Broad Street, branch established on 1864/04/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.5 mil, Deposits: $53.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Lacon Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Illinois average:

12.4

Lacon travel time to work - commute Lacon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lacon city (based on Marshall County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,92716
Catholic2,2825
Evangelical Protestant1,32813
Other1-
None6,102-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Marshall County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Marshall County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Marshall County:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

10.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

26.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,496$32,9760$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 9$2,227
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,893$39,5729$7,753
Streets and Highways 1$3,566$42,7920$0
Sewerage 1$3,467$41,6040$0
Water Supply 1$2,918$35,0160$0
Totals for Government 8$25,340$38,01018$9,980

Lacon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $1,308,000 ($705.88)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $334,000 ($180.25)
    Financial Administration: $205,000 ($110.63)
    Police Protection: $196,000 ($105.77)
    Regular Highways: $193,000 ($104.16)
    General - Other: $113,000 ($60.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($10.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $449,000 ($242.31)
    Central Staff: $7,000 ($3.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $290,000 ($156.50)

Lacon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $14,000 ($7.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $364,000 ($196.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $48,000 ($25.90)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($7.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $273,000 ($147.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $350,000 ($188.88)
    All Other: $140,000 ($75.55)
    Highways: $55,000 ($29.68)
  • Tax - Property: $438,000 ($236.37)
    NEC: $9,000 ($4.86)

Lacon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,308,000 ($705.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,308,000 ($705.88)

Lacon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $732,000 ($395.04)

4.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Peoria County, IL  1.05% ($41,148 average AGI)
from Woodford County, IL  0.62% ($28,156)
from La Salle County, IL  0.54% ($33,857)


6.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Peoria County, IL  1.85% ($40,423 average AGI)
to La Salle County, IL  0.59% ($37,194)
to Woodford County, IL  0.55% ($46,655)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lacon:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WPEO (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PEORIA, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lacon:

  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)
  • WPMJ (94.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, IL; Owner: KELLY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIXO (99.9 FM; BARTONVILLE, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WSWT (106.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCBU (89.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY)
  • WXMP (105.7 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBNH (88.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WGLO (95.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WPBG (93.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZPW (92.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: B&G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WRVP (98.5 FM; EUREKA, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WFYR (97.3 FM; ELMWOOD, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WZOE-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lacon:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WAOE (Channel 59; PEORIA, IL; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • WHOI (Channel 19; PEORIA, IL; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF PEORIA, LLC)
  • WEEK-TV (Channel 25; PEORIA, IL; Owner: WEEK-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVP (Channel 47; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS VALLEY PUB TELECOMM CORP)
  • WMBD-TV (Channel 31; PEORIA, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, L.L.C.)

Lacon fatal accident list:

Jun 3, 2007 12:40 AM, Sr-17, Washburn, Lat: 41.02348, Lon: -89.39530, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jan 7, 1996 05:42 AM, 17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 2,550Total average daily traffic
  • 130Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,841Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Scott R Fansler, 1046 Apple Knob Road (Lat: 41.074472 Lon: -89.354472), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5188576933, Scott.Fansler@nextelpartners.Com, 8 AIRLINE DRIVE, SUITE 105
  • Scott R Fansler, 1046 Apple Knob Road (Lat: 41.074472 Lon: -89.354472), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5188576933, Scott.Fansler@nextelpartners.Com, 8 AIRLINE DRIVE, SUITE 105
  • BRIAN J SNYDER, 921 Fifth Street (Lat: 41.024167 Lon: -89.400833), Type: 16.5, Overall height: 10.4 m
    Registrant: 3093425168, Gcijim@galesburg.Net, 561 N. HENDERSON ST.
  • Richard J Byrne, 1046 Apple Knob Road (Lat: 41.074472 Lon: -89.354472), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 1046 Apple Knob Road (Lat: 41.074472 Lon: -89.354472), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9194695559, Ewisz@towerco.Com, 100 TOWERVIEW COURT
  • 1.25 Mi W Of Int Of Il Rt 29 & Il Rt 17 (Lat: 41.033056 Lon: -89.461667), Type: 75.9, Overall height: 71.9 m
    Registrant: 9727336113, , 17330 PRESTON RD STE 100A

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 520 6th Street (Lat: 41.030417 Lon: -89.411556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.3 m, Call Sign: KUE678
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2012, Expiration Date: 02/15/2022, Certifier: Robert L Clift
    Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications Inc, 4017 N Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616, Phone: (309) 256-0660, Fax: (309) 682-5949, Email:
  • 122 North Prairie (Lat: 41.002806 Lon: -89.358417), Call Sign: KYH746, Licensee ID: L00020421
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.4000 MHz, 45.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2001, Expiration Date: 04/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2011
    Registrant: County Of Marshall, 122 North Prairie, Lacon, IL 61540, Phone: (309) 246-2295
  • Marshall County Cons Area 6 Mi S (Lat: 40.956139 Lon: -89.426750), Call Sign: WNBM930
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.280 MHz, 151.445 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2004, Expiration Date: 01/30/2015
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • 520 6th Street (Lat: 41.030417 Lon: -89.411556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.3 m, Call Sign: WQOX355
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 08/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2012, Certifier: Bob Clift
    Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications, Inc., 4017 N Prospect Rd, Peoria Heights, IL 61616, Phone: (309) 256-0660, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • CAMP GROVE, 3.2 Km E Of Rt 88 3.2 Km N Of Rt 17 (Lat: 41.063083 Lon: -89.585639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 56 m, Call Sign: WQGP211
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.181 MHz, 941.331 MHz, 932.331 MHz, 952.181 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2007, Expiration Date: 02/25/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/26/2008, Certifier: Gerald Bednar
    Registrant: Ameren Services, 1901 Chouteau Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63166-6149, Phone: (314) 554-3545, Fax: (314) 554-4242, Email:
  • CAMP GROVE, 3.2 Kme Of Rt 88 3.2 Km N Of Rt 17 (Lat: 41.063083 Lon: -89.585639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 56 m, Call Sign: WQHL942
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.331 MHz, 941.331 MHz, 928.181 MHz, 952.181 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2007, Expiration Date: 09/05/2017, Certifier: Gerald Bednar
    Registrant: Ameren Services Corp, 1901 Chouteau Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63166-6149, Phone: (314) 554-3545, Fax: (314) 554-4242, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • N Water And 6th Sts (Lat: 41.023361 Lon: -89.418417), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KTA425, Licensee ID: L00014085
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/26/2006, Expiration Date: 02/15/2016
    Registrant: Trumbull River Services Inc, Lacon, IL 61540
  • N Prairie St (Lat: 41.024194 Lon: -89.409528), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQZ212
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2011, Expiration Date: 04/10/2021
    Registrant: Archer Daniels Midland Co, 4666 Faries Parkway, Decatur, IL 62526, Phone: (217) 451-3412, Email:
  • Marshall County Airport (Lat: 41.023083 Lon: -89.388694), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WRD4, Licensee ID: L00020421
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/1997, Expiration Date: 02/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2002
    Registrant: County Of Marshall, Marshall County Airport, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Marshall County Airport 1315 State Route 17 (Lat: 41.023056 Lon: -89.388611), Type: Building, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQAB855
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2009, Expiration Date: 04/30/2019, Certifier: Neil L Pobanz
    Registrant: Marshall County Airport, 1315 State Route 17, Lacon, IL 61540, Phone: (309) 246-3700, Email:
  • Marshall County Airport 1315 State Route 17 (Lat: 41.016667 Lon: -89.383333), Type: Building, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQAI439
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 06/07/2019, Certifier: Neil L Pobanz
    Registrant: Marshall County Airport, 1315 State Route 17, Lacon, IL 61540, Phone: (309) 246-3700, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N8HRO, Previous Call Sign: KA8UXR, Licensee ID: L00183013
    Grant Date: 05/22/2002, Expiration Date: 08/18/2012
    Registrant: Lane L Knouse, 216 N Ida, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Call Sign: N9XUM
    Grant Date: 07/15/1994, Expiration Date: 07/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2006
    Registrant: James Moreland, 927 S Washington Box 44, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Call Sign: KC9ALA, Licensee ID: L00411564
    Grant Date: 10/18/2001, Expiration Date: 10/18/2011, Certifier: William J Starry
    Registrant: William J Starry, 403 N Fulton St, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Call Sign: KC9CAN, Licensee ID: L00537558
    Grant Date: 04/03/2012, Expiration Date: 06/25/2022, Certifier: Robert C Brown
    Registrant: Robert C Brown, 205 N. Ida Street, Lacon, IL 61540

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2999D , Serial Number: 26942, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Neil L Pobanz, Po Box 32, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4350T , Serial Number: 28R-7235014, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Marshall County Flying Club Inc, Po Box 38, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Aircraft: BEECH M35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 611M , Serial Number: D-6310, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 02/02/1960
    Registrant (Partnership): Lumber Company Allen, Po Box 248, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 79086 , Serial Number: 17257870, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Marshall County Flying Club Inc, Rr 17 Box 38 / Marshall County Airport, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED AERONAUTICS INC. LAKE LA-4-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 80026 , Serial Number: 1007, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick J Murphy, 69 Bay Shore Dr, Lacon, IL 61540
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9260M , Serial Number: 1205, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/1966
    Registrant (Partnership): Earl K Flanigan, 1037 Apple Knob Rd, Lacon, IL 61540, Other Owners: Frank A Seipp

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Lacon

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Most common first names in Lacon, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4276.0 years
Mary3983.7 years
William2777.2 years
George1977.6 years
Margaret1880.9 years
Robert1673.1 years
Walter1577.9 years
Helen1483.3 years
James1474.9 years
Florence1386.6 years
Most common last names in Lacon, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1778.2 years
Thompson1084.4 years
Russell1074.9 years
Strong978.3 years
Holler980.5 years
Jason962.5 years
Baldwin971.8 years
Tyson872.3 years
Schlosser883.6 years
Taylor877.6 years

Businesses in Lacon, IL

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
  • Subway: 1

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There are 6 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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