The price of local government: Village of New Lenox
The Village of New Lenox budget was $82.52 million for its 2015 fiscal year.
That's a decrease of 0.1 percent from 2014, when the village spent $82.58 million.
New Lenox has a population of 26,060.
Since 2001, the Village of New Lenox budget has grown by 145.2 percent, from $33.66 million. The village population has grown 46.6 percent over the same period, from 17,771.
Salaries accounted for 13 percent of village spending in 2015. New Lenox property taxpayers paid $10.72 million for 106 full-time employees and nine part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 82 full-time employees and nine part-time employees, and spent $5.31 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.