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100 biggest spenders: What Illinois townships rank highest?

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By Local Labs News Servie | Mar 12, 2018

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Townships in Pike, Grundy and Livingston counties top the list 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 townships.

How does your township rank?

100 top-spending Illinois townships

Rank
Township
County
Population
Total Spending
Spending Per Capita
1
Cincinnati
Pike
37
$80,441
$2,174
2
Norman
Grundy
225
$378,073
$1,680
3
Esmen
Livingston
326
$506,181
$1,553
4
German
Richland
341
$486,458
$1,427
5
Nevada
Livingston
180
$248,932
$1,383
6
Massilon
Wayne
172
$216,577
$1,259
7
Raleigh
Saline
300
$376,209
$1,254
8
Button
Ford
281
$343,076
$1,221
9
Cartwright
Sangamon
1,482
$1,783,614
$1,204
10
East Grove
Lee
256
$307,026
$1,199
11
Mc Kee
Adams
171
$203,256
$1,189
12
Talkington
Sangamon
187
$221,060
$1,182
13
Newmansville
Cass
47
$54,132
$1,152
14
Pleasant Valley
Jo Daviess
265
$301,950
$1,139
15
Round Grove
Livingston
371
$413,932
$1,116
16
Wilton
Will
841
$936,428
$1,113
17
Charlotte
Livingston
136
$141,578
$1,041
18
Fairmount
Pike
110
$114,146
$1,038
19
Broughton
Livingston
313
$310,867
$993
20
Austin
Macon
250
$242,059
$968
21
Colfax
Champaign
266
$254,144
$955
22
Seward
Kendall
900
$847,170
$941
23
Viola
Lee
351
$327,592
$933
24
May
Lee
310
$281,505
$908
25
Venedy
Washington
40
$35,907
$898
26
Kinderhook
Pike
210
$187,073
$891
27
Zif
Wayne
99
$88,073
$890
28
STOCKLAND TOWNSHIP
Iroquois
243
$214,397
$882
29
Paw Paw
Dekalb
334
$294,387
$881
30
Jamaica
Vermilion
202
$173,768
$860
31
Reynolds
Lee
207
$177,159
$856
32
Lawndale
Mclean
155
$131,919
$851
33
Guilford
Jo Daviess
1,200
$1,016,838
$847
34
Lively Grove
Washington
688
$573,831
$834
35
Highland
Grundy
450
$368,096
$818
36
Banner
Fulton
373
$303,737
$814
37
Eastern
Franklin
550
$445,217
$809
38
Seven Hickory
Coles
286
$231,188
$808
39
Rural
Shelby
340
$269,246
$792
40
Goodfarm
Grundy
376
$284,086
$756
41
South Muddy
Jasper
340
$256,648
$755
42
Richland
Marshall
446
$333,540
$748
43
Milks Grove
Iroquois
214
$158,359
$740
44
Senachwine
Putnam
550
$406,127
$738
45
Council Hill
Jo Daviess
135
$95,248
$706
46
Hire
Mcdonough
218
$153,689
$705
47
Morgan
Coles
367
$252,083
$687
48
Waldo
Livingston
255
$173,988
$682
49
Murdock
Douglas
225
$152,661
$678
50
Point Pleasant
Warren
187
$125,755
$672
51
Crittenden
Champaign
325
$216,980
$668
52
Greenwood
Christian
208
$138,724
$667
53
Rector
Saline
65
$43,347
$667
54
Burlington
Kane
618
$410,846
$665
55
Pilot
Vermilion
653
$428,639
$656
56
Salt Creek
Mason
228
$148,462
$651
57
Brookfield
LaSalle
1,060
$684,897
$646
58
Berreman
Jo Daviess
141
$90,567
$642
59
Berry
Wayne
373
$239,308
$642
60
Anchor
Mclean
286
$183,311
$641
61
Chambersburg
Pike
150
$95,533
$637
62
Thompson
Jo Daviess
841
$534,743
$636
63
Meriden
LaSalle
364
$226,888
$623
64
Hawthorne
White
275
$169,843
$618
65
Saratoga
Marshall
286
$176,318
$616
66
Boynton
Tazewell
275
$166,803
$607
67
Flint
Pike
94
$55,869
$594
68
Cordova
Rock Island
896
$532,229
$594
69
Walshville
Montgomery
350
$207,841
$594
70
Rountree
Montgomery
235
$139,150
$592
71
Hadley
Pike
255
$149,166
$585
72
Freedom
Carroll
698
$407,935
$584
73
Sargent
Douglas
286
$166,050
$581
74
Bureau
Bureau
247
$143,253
$580
75
Allen
LaSalle
584
$338,271
$579
76
Derry
Pike
250
$144,675
$579
77
Gooselake
Grundy
1,200
$687,786
$573
78
Audubon
Montgomery
552
$314,887
$570
79
Walker
Hancock
300
$170,853
$570
80
Blue Mound
Macon
890
$500,538
$562
81
Zanesville
Montgomery
491
$273,818
$558
82
Elm River
Wayne
276
$152,575
$553
83
Reading
Livingston
2,046
$1,122,240
$549
84
Marion
Lee
219
$120,075
$548
85
Miller
LaSalle
633
$347,014
$548
86
Huntsville
Schuyler
150
$82,080
$547
87
Pierce
Dekalb
454
$247,586
$545
88
Dimmick
LaSalle
737
$396,779
$538
89
Buck
Edgar
200
$106,900
$534
90
Osage
LaSalle
280
$149,584
$534
91
Derinda
Jo Daviess
321
$170,754
$532
92
Harmon
Lee
378
$199,893
$529
93
Pennsylvania
Mason
120
$62,912
$524
94
Hardin
Pike
212
$110,113
$519
95
Funks Grove
Mclean
245
$127,091
$519
96
Rio
Knox
520
$268,737
$517
97
Na-Au-Say
Kendall
1,672
$863,752
$517
98
Elba
Knox
291
$149,823
$515
99
Alba
Henry
220
$112,050
$509
100
Mosquito
Christian
390
$198,547
$509

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