The price of local government in 2017: City of North Chicago
That's an increase of 11.3 percent from 2016, when the city spent $40.99 million.
North Chicago has a population of 32,574.
Since 2001, the City of North Chicago budget has grown by 2.3 percent, from $44.61 million. The city population has fallen 23.2 percent over the same period, from 42,435.
Salaries accounted for 29.3 percent of city spending in 2017. North Chicago property taxpayers paid $13.39 million for 180 full-time employees and 44 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 165 full-time employees and 51 part-time employees, and spent $11.54 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.