Public employee tally: Top 5 area cities
Village of Beaverville, Village of Iroquois and Village of Papineau employ the most government workers per capita among municipalities in Iroquois and Kankakee counties, according to 2017 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.
State law requires local governments to self-report financial records each year, including the number of employees whose paychecks come from taxpayers. Employees per capita is calculated to compare staffs across cities and villages.
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5 Kankakee County cities with the most public employees
Editor's note: A previous version of this story misidentified the location of Beaverville, Iroquois and Papineau. These villages are in Iroquois County.