The price of local government: Village of Carol Stream
That's an increase of 21.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $42.43 million, or $4,078.30 per household.
Carol Stream has 10,405 households and a population of 39,711.
Since 2001, the Village of Carol Stream budget has grown by 9.8 percent, from $47 million. The village population has fallen 1.8 percent over the same period, from 40,438.
Salaries accounted for 24.5 percent of village spending in 2015. Carol Stream property taxpayers paid $12.66 million for 143 full-time employees and 24 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 148 full-time employees and 37 part-time employees, and spent $11.18 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.