The price of local government in 2017: Village of East Hazel Crest
That's an increase of 21.7 percent from 2016, when the village spent $17.60 million, or $3,499 per household.
East Hazel Crest has 5,031 households and a population of 13,892.
Since 2001, the Village of East Hazel Crest budget has grown by 38.9 percent, from $15.42 million. The village population has fallen 6.2 percent over the same period, from 14,816.
Salaries accounted for 27.3 percent of village spending in 2017. East Hazel Crest property taxpayers paid $5.85 million for 91 full-time employees and 34 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 78 full-time employees and 41 part-time employees, and spent $6.79 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.