The price of local government in 2017: Village of Bellwood
That's a decrease of 55.7 percent from 2016, when the village spent $104.74 million, or $18,398 per household.
Bellwood has 5,693 households and a population of 19,701.
Since 2002, the Village of Bellwood budget has grown by 82.1 percent, from $25.50 million. The village population has fallen 4.1 percent over the same period, from 20,535.
Salaries accounted for 21.3 percent of village spending in 2017. Bellwood property taxpayers paid $9.89 million for 146 full-time employees and 118 part-time employees.
In 2002, the village had 150 full-time employees and 88 part-time employees, and spent $12.66 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.