The price of local government: Village of River Forest
That's an increase of 1.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $28.40 million, or $7,078.28 per household.
River Forest has 4,012 households and a population of 11,172.
Since 2001, the Village of River Forest budget has fallen by 3.7 percent, from $29.96 million. The village population has fallen 4.5 percent over the same period, from 11,700.
Salaries accounted for 25 percent of village spending in 2015. River Forest property taxpayers paid $7.20 million for 74 full-time employees and nine part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 84 full-time employees and 23 part-time employees, and spent $6.52 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.