The price of local government: Village of La Grange Park
That's an increase of 6.4 percent from 2014, when the village spent $15.66 million, or $3,728.29 per household.
La Grange Park has 4,199 households and a population of 13,579.
Since 2001, the Village of La Grange Park budget has grown by 41.4 percent, from $11.78 million. The village population has grown 2.1 percent over the same period, from 13,295.
Salaries accounted for 26.9 percent of village spending in 2015. La Grange Park property taxpayers paid $4.48 million for 46 full-time employees and 81 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 48 full-time employees and 56 part-time employees, and spent $4.11 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.