The price of local government: City of Crest Hill
That's a decrease of 18.7 percent from 2014, when the city spent $44.22 million, or $7,422.74 per household.
Crest Hill has 5,958 households and a population of 20,837.
Since 2001, the City of Crest Hill budget has grown by 261.4 percent, from $9.95 million. The city population has grown 56.3 percent over the same period, from 13,329.
Salaries accounted for 13.7 percent of city spending in 2015. Crest Hill property taxpayers paid $4.91 million for 60 full-time employees and 30 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 48 full-time employees and four part-time employees, and spent $3.26 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.