The price of local government: Village of Herscher
That's an increase of 26.3 percent from 2014, when the village spent $2.37 million, or $3,594.47 per household.
Herscher has 658 households and a population of 1,619.
Since 2001, the Village of Herscher budget has grown by 80.2 percent, from $1.66 million. The village population has fallen 3.6 percent over the same period, from 1,680.
Salaries accounted for 11.5 percent of village spending in 2015. Herscher property taxpayers paid $344,554.98 for six full-time employees and 18 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had four full-time employees and 18 part-time employees, and spent $258,821.77.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.