The price of local government: Village of Lemont
That's an increase of 14.7 percent from 2014, when the village spent $23.04 million, or $3,688.86 per household.
Lemont has 6,246 households and a population of 16,861.
Since 2001, the Village of Lemont budget has grown by 16.5 percent, from $22.69 million. The village population has grown 28.7 percent over the same period, from 13,098.
Salaries accounted for 21.1 percent of village spending in 2015. Lemont property taxpayers paid $5.58 million for 65 full-time employees and 63 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 63 full-time employees and 26 part-time employees, and spent $4.40 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.