The price of local government: Village of Grant Park
That's an increase of 47.5 percent from 2014, when the village spent $1.50 million, or $1,356.18 per household.
Grant Park has 1,108 households and a population of 1,200.
Since 2001, the Village of Grant Park budget has grown by 157.1 percent, from $862,058.80. The village population has fallen 11.6 percent over the same period, from 1,358.
Salaries accounted for 17.2 percent of village spending in 2015. Grant Park property taxpayers paid $382,112.40 for eight full-time employees and 10 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 10 full-time employees and eight part-time employees, and spent $403,630.77.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.