The price of local government in 2017: River Forest Township
That's an increase of 3.4 percent from 2016, when the township spent $708,722.
River Forest Township has a population of 11,199.
Since 2001, the River Forest Township budget has fallen by 7.1 percent, from $788,262. The township population has fallen 9.7 percent over the same period, from 12,400.
Salaries accounted for 12.9 percent of township spending in 2017. River Forest Township property taxpayers paid $94,382 for five full-time employees, or an average of $18,876 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.