The price of local government: Village of Vernon Hills
The village of Vernon Hills budget was $33.47 million for its 2015 fiscal year, or $3,900 per household.
That's an increase of 18.8 percent from 2014 when the village spent $28.17 million, or $3,282.17 per household.
Vernon Hills has 8,582 households and a population of 25,911.
Since 2001, the Village of Vernon Hills budget has fallen by 53.5 percent, from $72.01 million. The village population has grown 28.8 percent over the same period, from 20,120.
Salaries accounted for 31.7 percent of village spending in 2015. Vernon Hills property taxpayers paid $10.61 million for 111 full-time employees and 16 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 127 full-time employees and six part-time employees and spent $9.83 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.