The price of local government in 2017: Kankakee County
That's a decrease of 4.2 percent from 2016, when the county spent $69.60 million.
Kankakee County has a population of 109,605.
Since 2001, the Kankakee County budget has grown by 15.1 percent, from $57.96 million. The county population has grown 5.4 percent over the same period, from 103,955.
Salaries accounted for 39.4 percent of county spending in 2017. Kankakee County property taxpayers paid $26.30 million for 491 full-time employees and 110 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 316 full-time employees and 82 part-time employees, and spent $20.25 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.