The price of local government in 2017: Village of East Hazel Crest
That's a decrease of 4.6 percent from 2016, when the village spent $8.60 million, or $18,808 per household.
East Hazel Crest has 457 households and a population of 1,560.
Since 2001, the Village of East Hazel Crest budget has grown by 96.2 percent, from $4.18 million. The village population has fallen 2.9 percent over the same period, from 1,607.
Salaries accounted for 16.6 percent of village spending in 2017. East Hazel Crest property taxpayers paid $1.36 million for 19 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 20 full-time employees and four part-time employees, and spent $1.16 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.