The price of local government: Village of Bourbonnais
That's a decrease of 8.7 percent from 2014, when the village spent $19.84 million, or $3,265.75 per household.
Bourbonnais has 6,074 households and a population of 18,631.
Since 2001, the Village of Bourbonnais budget has fallen by 12.1 percent, from $20.59 million. The village population has grown 24.2 percent over the same period, from 15,000.
Salaries accounted for 20.1 percent of village spending in 2015. Bourbonnais property taxpayers paid $3.65 million for 60 full-time employees and 23 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 62 full-time employees and 27 part-time employees, and spent $2.60 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.