The price of local government in 2016: Lyons Township
That's a decrease of 39.3 percent from 2015, when the township spent $15.18 million.
Lyons Township has a population of 111,688.
Since 2001, the Lyons Township budget has grown by 52.1 percent, from $6.06 million. The township population has fallen 3.7 percent over the same period, from 116,000.
Salaries accounted for 11.9 percent of township spending in 2016. Lyons Township property taxpayers paid $1.10 million for 25 full-time employees and 43 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 11 full-time employees and three part-time employees, and spent $720,150.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.