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100 most frugal park districts in Illinois

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 11, 2018

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Park districts for Douglas, South Prairie and Charleston Township top the list in Illinois with the lowest 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.

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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 most frugal Illinois park districts

Rank
Park District
County
Population
Total Spending
Spending Per Capita
1
Douglas
Iroquois
20,980
$59,867
$3
2
South Prairie
LaSalle
5,000
$24,755
$5
3
Charleston Twp
Coles
22,901
$157,080
$7
4
Ridgeville
Cook
75,658
$683,805
$9
5
Markham
Cook
62,000
$659,586
$11
6
Griggsville
Pike
1,615
$18,179
$11
7
Dallas City
Hancock
1,000
$12,040
$12
8
East St. Louis
St. Clair
60,000
$802,990
$13
9
Tri-State Park
DuPage
5,500
$74,030
$13
10
Emden
Logan
1,955
$27,517
$14
11
Phoenix
Cook
1,964
$28,066
$14
12
Lanterman
Lawrence
2,000
$29,515
$15
13
Winslow
Stephenson
944
$13,956
$15
14
Carrier Mills
Saline
1,657
$25,420
$15
15
Astoria
Fulton
1,200
$18,439
$15
16
Moweaqua Township
Shelby
1,800
$31,858
$18
17
Lafayette
Stark
600
$10,636
$18
18
Warsaw
Hancock
1,546
$27,675
$18
19
Farmington Township
Fulton
3,400
$63,129
$19
20
Burlington Twp
Kane
1,921
$37,177
$19
21
Lawrence
Lawrence
6,521
$130,707
$20
22
Long Grove
Lake
8,050
$162,113
$20
23
North Scott
Scott
980
$20,644
$21
24
New Athens
St. Clair
2,100
$45,864
$22
25
Blandinsville
Mcdonough
750
$17,807
$24
26
Elba-Salem
Knox
1,300
$31,562
$24
27
Glen Ellyn Countryside
DuPage
3,750
$94,453
$25
28
Brookeridge
DuPage
1,100
$28,200
$26
29
Chestnut-Beason
Logan
650
$18,011
$28
30
York Center
DuPage
51,000
$1,426,811
$28
31
Atlanta Memorial
Logan
1,648
$47,090
$29
32
Hutsonville
Crawford
1,177
$37,245
$32
33
Blue Mound
Macon
1,137
$36,492
$32
34
Nauvoo
Hancock
1,071
$34,904
$33
35
Marrowbone Twp
Moultrie
1,703
$55,695
$33
36
Dieterich
Effingham
700
$23,131
$33
37
Putnam Twp
Fulton
2,137
$72,556
$34
38
Herrin
Williamson
12,000
$416,307
$35
39
Kirkwood
Warren
1,000
$34,853
$35
40
Grant Memorial
Woodford
1,200
$41,920
$35
41
Mt. Sterling
Brown
2,500
$87,478
$35
42
Posen
Cook
5,987
$212,473
$35
43
Raymond
Montgomery
850
$31,309
$37
44
Delavan Twp
Tazewell
2,211
$84,854
$38
45
Waterloo
Monroe
10,309
$397,742
$39
46
Illini
Macon
1,366
$53,069
$39
47
Taylorville Comm Pleasure Driveway
Christian
25,000
$976,060
$39
48
Black Hawk
Jo Daviess
1,875
$73,368
$39
49
Momence
Kankakee
3,500
$137,261
$39
50
Nokomis Community Memorial
Montgomery
2,700
$115,515
$43
51
Germantown
Clinton
1,285
$55,154
$43
52
Le Roy
Mclean
5,000
$218,900
$44
53
Mason City
Mason
2,900
$128,099
$44
54
Tolono
Champaign
3,438
$152,306
$44
55
Easton
Mason
375
$17,102
$46
56
Aledo
Mercer
3,300
$160,739
$49
57
Braidwood
Will
6,164
$306,323
$50
58
Benton
Franklin
6,990
$348,496
$50
59
Big Rock
Kane
1,938
$97,536
$50
60
Bailey
Adams
1,244
$63,411
$51
61
Franklin Township
Dekalb
2,520
$128,849
$51
62
Pleasant Hill
Pike
2,600
$133,097
$51
63
Sumpter Township
Cumberland
1,980
$101,936
$51
64
Pearl City
Stephenson
3,200
$166,603
$52
65
St. Jacob
Madison
2,102
$113,148
$54
66
Forman
Mason
3,200
$180,149
$56
67
Lamotte
Crawford
1,400
$80,907
$58
68
Marion
Williamson
17,413
$1,037,747
$60
69
Arthur
Douglas
5,000
$317,077
$63
70
Seward
Winnebago
800
$52,159
$65
71
Frankfort
Franklin
10,000
$652,775
$65
72
Blue Island
Cook
23,401
$1,536,335
$66
73
Stockton
Jo Daviess
3,500
$233,881
$67
74
Harvey
Cook
24,947
$1,710,428
$69
75
Creston-Dement
Ogle
900
$63,633
$71
76
Litchfield
Montgomery
6,939
$504,552
$73
77
Peotone
Will
4,142
$308,955
$75
78
Chili Twp
Hancock
754
$56,478
$75
79
Eldorado-Raleigh Pleasure
Saline
4,800
$359,620
$75
80
Watseka
Iroquois
6,000
$452,521
$75
81
Carthage
Hancock
2,605
$197,743
$76
82
Limestone
Kankakee
2,350
$179,770
$76
83
Edinburg
Christian
1,043
$80,000
$77
84
Hawthorne
Cook
14,645
$1,124,805
$77
85
Ivanhoe
Cook
13,549
$1,046,596
$77
86
Marengo
Mchenry
7,503
$584,202
$78
87
Mattoon
Coles
15,817
$1,254,338
$79
88
Harrisburg
Saline
8,811
$718,795
$82
89
Paxton
Ford
4,345
$359,949
$83
90
Golf Maine
Cook
29,617
$2,457,313
$83
91
Hanover Township
Jo Daviess
800
$68,237
$85
92
Beardstown
Cass
7,600
$691,772
$91
93
Lexington
Mclean
2,000
$182,606
$91
94
Memorial
Washington
5,000
$460,064
$92
95
Lan Oak
Cook
28,522
$2,687,335
$94
96
Tri-Township
Madison
13,278
$1,251,600
$94
97
Savanna
Carroll
5,000
$473,881
$95
98
Teutopolis
Effingham
1,587
$151,252
$95
99
Tremont Area
Tazewell
5,022
$479,822
$96
100
Coloma
Whiteside
11,370
$1,118,410
$98

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