The price of local government in 2016: River Forest Township
That's a decrease of 0.9 percent from 2015, when the township spent $715,471.
River Forest Township has a population of 11,199.
Since 2001, the River Forest Township budget has fallen by 10.1 percent, from $788,262. The township population has fallen 9.7 percent over the same period, from 12,400.
Salaries accounted for 14 percent of township spending in 2016. River Forest Township property taxpayers paid $99,421 for five full-time employees, or an average of $19,884 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had five part-time employees and spent $39,337, or $7,867 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.