The price of local government in 2016: Waukegan Township
That's an increase of 3.8 percent from 2015, when the township spent $5.41 million.
Waukegan Township has a population of 90,625.
Since 2001, the Waukegan Township budget has grown by 13.7 percent, from $4.94 million. The township population has fallen 2.3 percent over the same period, from 92,805.
Salaries accounted for 41.9 percent of township spending in 2016. Waukegan Township property taxpayers paid $2.35 million for 39 full-time employees and 46 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 45 full-time employees and 30 part-time employees, and spent $2.21 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.