Public employee tally: Kankakee and Iroquois counties
Iroquois County had 156 public employees – just over half a percent of the county's population, according to 2016 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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Iroquois and Kankakee public employee numbers