The price of local government: Village of East Hazel Crest
That's an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014, when the village spent $7.76 million, or $16,982.25 per household.
East Hazel Crest has 457 households and a population of 1,543.
Since 2001, the Village of East Hazel Crest budget has grown by 106.4 percent, from $4.03 million. The village population has fallen four percent over the same period, from 1,607.
Salaries accounted for 16.4 percent of village spending in 2015. East Hazel Crest property taxpayers paid $1.37 million for 19 full-time employees and 39 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 20 full-time employees and four part-time employees, and spent $1.12 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.