The price of local government: City of West Chicago
That's an increase of 11.6 percent from 2014, when the city spent $40.29 million, or $7,110.32 per household.
West Chicago has 5,666 households and a population of 27,086.
Since 2001, the City of West Chicago budget has grown by 23.3 percent, from $36.46 million. The city population has grown 15.4 percent over the same period, from 23,469.
Salaries accounted for 22.9 percent of city spending in 2015. West Chicago property taxpayers paid $10.30 million for 108 full-time employees and three part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 134 full-time employees and 17 part-time employees, and spent $9.45 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.