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100 biggest spenders: What Illinois park districts rank highest?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 9, 2018

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Park districts for Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace and Woodridge are among those in Illinois with the highest spending per capita in 2017, Illinois State Comptroller financial reports show.

State law requires local governments to self-report financial records each year, including revenue, spending and debt. Spending per capita is calculated to compare budget habits across park districts.

How does your district rank?

About a third of park districts in Illinois have not reported 2017 financials to the state. The rankings include only those park districts with data.

100 top-spending Illinois park districts

Rank
Park District
County
Population
Total Spending
Spending Per Capita
1
Godley
Grundy
650
$2,344,968
$3,608
2
Mc Cook
Cook
230
$502,352
$2,184
3
Oregon
Ogle
3,605
$4,673,919
$1,297
4
Glencoe
Cook
9,000
$11,502,325
$1,278
5
Oak Brook
DuPage
7,883
$8,659,202
$1,098
6
Hodgkins
Cook
1,848
$1,517,584
$821
7
Oakbrook Terrace
DuPage
2,159
$1,772,480
$821
8
Northbrook
Cook
33,170
$24,117,927
$727
9
Vernon Hills
Lake
26,328
$17,507,632
$665
10
Olympia Fields
Cook
4,988
$3,098,153
$621
11
Schaumburg
Cook
74,227
$46,096,165
$621
12
Glenview
Cook
55,976
$33,870,023
$605
13
Woodridge
DuPage
35,253
$20,667,194
$586
14
Dundee
Kane
38,512
$19,934,603
$518
15
Mokena
Will
22,000
$11,315,270
$514
16
Butterfield
DuPage
9,000
$4,320,826
$480
17
Itasca
DuPage
8,728
$4,185,556
$480
18
Rosemont
Cook
4,220
$1,942,587
$460
19
Salt Creek Rural
Cook
8,500
$3,912,831
$460
20
Homewood-Flossmoor
Cook
28,787
$13,071,794
$454
21
Buffalo Grove
Cook
41,346
$18,283,470
$442
22
Roxana Community
Madison
1,483
$647,981
$437
23
Franklin Park
Cook
14,595
$6,117,308
$419
24
Geneva
Kane
31,374
$13,033,642
$415
25
Skokie
Cook
64,270
$26,513,752
$413
26
Gurnee
Lake
34,284
$14,140,261
$412
27
Kenilworth
Cook
2,513
$995,606
$396
28
Cordova Township
Rock Island
265
$102,593
$387
29
La Grange
Cook
15,550
$5,987,488
$385
30
Hennepin
Putnam
692
$266,084
$385
31
Darien
DuPage
23,000
$8,759,171
$381
32
Byron
Ogle
3,625
$1,333,551
$368
33
Bensenville
DuPage
24,000
$8,820,575
$368
34
Cary
Mchenry
21,500
$7,694,019
$358
35
Northfield
Cook
5,500
$1,958,019
$356
36
Wood Dale
DuPage
13,969
$4,818,217
$345
37
Decatur
Macon
72,706
$23,696,006
$326
38
Bartlett
Cook
41,208
$13,050,713
$317
39
Bloomingdale
DuPage
22,075
$6,653,572
$301
40
Effingham
Effingham
12,500
$3,677,608
$294
41
Zion
Lake
24,362
$7,089,524
$291
42
Clarendon Hills
DuPage
8,427
$2,389,996
$284
43
Oak Lawn
Cook
56,980
$16,071,890
$282
44
Winfield
DuPage
9,145
$2,555,913
$279
45
Forest View
Cook
684
$190,729
$279
46
Grandwood
Lake
2,259
$610,882
$270
47
Westmont
DuPage
24,941
$6,623,053
$266
48
Pleasant Dale
Cook
10,818
$2,848,404
$263
49
Alsip
Cook
19,346
$5,070,660
$262
50
Waukegan
Lake
88,182
$22,882,847
$259
51
Burr Ridge
DuPage
10,800
$2,783,538
$258
52
Norridge
Cook
15,400
$3,933,880
$255
53
Sterling
Whiteside
25,000
$6,353,765
$254
54
Flagg-Rochelle
Ogle
9,309
$2,363,366
$254
55
Morton Grove
Cook
23,723
$6,019,394
$254
56
Princeton
Bureau
7,599
$1,910,145
$251
57
Frankfort Square
Will
18,500
$4,587,857
$248
58
Forest Park
Cook
13,982
$3,396,112
$243
59
Havana
Mason
3,121
$745,251
$239
60
Genoa Twp
Dekalb
6,000
$1,429,984
$238
61
Wauconda
Lake
13,814
$3,280,257
$237
62
Warrenville
DuPage
13,140
$3,064,723
$233
63
Crystal Lake
Mchenry
58,000
$13,154,790
$227
64
Des Plaines
Cook
58,364
$12,975,328
$222
65
Roselle
DuPage
23,030
$5,119,435
$222
66
Pekin
Tazewell
34,000
$7,554,584
$222
67
Urbana
Champaign
41,988
$9,188,938
$219
68
Hampshire
Kane
8,000
$1,742,259
$218
69
Streamwood
Cook
40,351
$8,745,783
$217
70
West Chicago
DuPage
33,000
$7,103,810
$215
71
Washington
Tazewell
16,000
$3,419,787
$214
72
Lindenhurst
Lake
14,513
$3,050,808
$210
73
Addison
DuPage
37,000
$7,729,425
$209
74
Westchester
Cook
17,400
$3,608,183
$207
75
Central Stickney
Cook
4,300
$881,286
$205
76
Grayslake
Lake
22,800
$4,583,815
$201
77
Manhattan
Will
7,546
$1,492,026
$198
78
La Harpe
Hancock
1,235
$236,762
$192
79
Broadview
Cook
7,971
$1,480,198
$186
80
Prophetstown
Whiteside
2,600
$482,171
$185
81
Grand Tower
Jackson
575
$105,270
$183
82
Freeport
Stephenson
25,900
$4,553,965
$176
83
Collinsville
Madison
32,978
$5,795,848
$176
84
Chicago Ridge
Cook
14,428
$2,494,827
$173
85
Round Lake Area
Lake
58,000
$9,800,643
$169
86
Tinley Park
Cook
56,831
$9,102,061
$160
87
Hazel Crest
Cook
13,892
$2,194,540
$158
88
Walnut
Bureau
2,500
$394,557
$158
89
Crete
Will
8,171
$1,285,305
$157
90
Fairfield
Wayne
5,436
$850,552
$156
91
Country Club Hills
Cook
16,541
$2,576,039
$156
92
Dekalb
Dekalb
44,054
$6,841,111
$155
93
Lena
Stephenson
5,021
$770,561
$153
94
River Forest
Cook
11,172
$1,708,731
$153
95
Summit
Cook
11,054
$1,677,811
$152
96
Milledgeville
Carroll
1,098
$164,891
$150
97
Sandwich
Dekalb
7,358
$1,094,100
$149
98
Flanagan #1
Livingston
1,900
$281,977
$148
99
Champaign
Champaign
86,676
$12,764,729
$147
100
Roanoke
Woodford
2,080
$306,296
$147

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Freeport Park DistrictHomewood-Flossmoor Park DistrictOak Lawn Park DistrictCrystal Lake Park DistrictSkokie Park DistrictFrankfort Square Park DistrictStreamwood Park DistrictTinley Park Park DistrictLindenhurst Park DistrictVernon Hills Park DistrictWarrenville Park DistrictWest Chicago Park DistrictGeneva Park DistrictGlencoe Park DistrictGlenview Park DistrictGrayslake Park DistrictNorthbrook Park DistrictRiver Forest Park DistrictDes Plaines Park DistrictCary Park DistrictClarendon Hills Park DistrictOakbrook Terrace Park DistrictWestchester Park DistrictGurnee Park DistrictRound Lake Area Park DistrictManhattan Park DistrictWinfield Park DistrictWoodridge Park DistrictDarien Park DistrictVillage of Buffalo Grove Park DistrictButterfield Park DistrictOak Brook Park DistrictMokena Park DistrictWauconda Park DistrictNorthfield Park DistrictWashington Park DistrictBloomingdale Park DistrictRoselle Park DistrictNorridge Park DistrictBurr Ridge Park DistrictZion Park DistrictChicago Ridge Park DistrictWood Dale Park DistrictBartlett Park DistrictWaukegan Park DistrictAddison Park DistrictAlsip Park DistrictBroadview Park DistrictCentral Stickney Park DistrictHodgkins Park DistrictItasca Park DistrictKenilworth Park DistrictMc Cook Park DistrictMorton Grove Park DistrictOlympia Fields Park DistrictRosemont Park DistrictSalt Creek Rural Park DistrictSummit Park DistrictCollinsville Park DistrictSandwich Park DistrictWalnut Park DistrictDekalb Park DistrictPekin Park DistrictEffingham Park DistrictRoxana Community Park DistrictDundee Park DistrictSterling Park DistrictHazel Crest Park DistrictUrbana Park DistrictOregon Park DistrictMilledgeville Park DistrictGrandwood Park DistrictHampshire Township Park DistrictGenoa TownshipPark DistrictProphetstown Park DistrictForest View Park DistrictGodley Park DistrictCrete Park DistrictLa Grange Park DistrictLena Park DistrictDecatur Park DistrictChampaign Park DistrictFlagg-Rochelle Park DistrictPleasant Dale Park DistrictForest Park Park DistrictRoanoke Park DistrictPrinceton Park DistrictFranklin Park Park DistrictFlanagan #1 Park DistrictHavana Park DistrictCordova Township Park DistrictFairfield Park DistrictHennepin Park DistrictByron Park DistrictLa Harpe Park DistrictBensenville Park DistrictSchaumburg Park DistrictWestmont Park DistrictCountry Club Hills Park DistrictGrand Tower Park District

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