The price of local government: Village of Oak Park
That's an increase of 36.5 percent from 2014, when the village spent $123.89 million, or $7,612.03 per household.
Oak Park has 16,276 households and a population of 52,104.
Since 2001, the Village of Oak Park budget has grown by 153.7 percent, from $66.66 million. The village population has fallen 0.8 percent over the same period, from 52,524.
Salaries accounted for 25.2 percent of village spending in 2015. Oak Park property taxpayers paid $42.62 million for 369 full-time employees and six part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 437 full-time employees and 64 part-time employees, and spent $30.67 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.