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Public employee tally: Top 100 park districts in Illinois

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By Local Labs News Service | May 14, 2018


Park districts in Cook, Grundy and DuPage counties employ the most government workers per capita in Illinois, 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.

Where does your district rank?

100 Illinois park districts with the most public employees

Rank
Park District
County
Population
Total Employees
% of Employees Per Capita
1
Mc Cook
Cook
230
12
5.22 %
2
Godley
Grundy
650
30
4.62 %
3
Oakbrook Terrace
DuPage
2,159
69
3.20 %
4
Hennepin
Putnam
692
22
3.18 %
5
Glencoe
Cook
9,000
249
2.77 %
6
Roxana Community
Madison
1,483
40
2.70 %
7
Kenilworth
Cook
2,513
63
2.51 %
8
Oregon
Ogle
3,605
85
2.36 %
9
Homewood-Flossmoor
Cook
28,787
635
2.21 %
10
Dundee
Kane
38,512
820
2.13 %
11
Byron
Ogle
3,625
74
2.04 %
12
Glenview
Cook
55,976
1,105
1.97 %
13
Oak Brook
DuPage
7,883
154
1.95 %
14
Bartlett
Cook
41,208
764
1.85 %
15
Rosemont
Cook
4,220
78
1.85 %
16
Hodgkins
Cook
1,848
34
1.84 %
17
Gurnee
Lake
34,284
628
1.83 %
18
Franklin Park
Cook
14,595
263
1.80 %
19
Vernon Hills
Lake
26,328
475
1.80 %
20
Buffalo Grove
Cook
41,346
738
1.78 %
21
Stites
St. Clair
750
12
1.60 %
22
Wood Dale
DuPage
13,969
220
1.57 %
23
Lena
Stephenson
5,021
78
1.55 %
24
Salt Creek Rural
Cook
8,500
130
1.53 %
25
Butterfield
DuPage
9,000
136
1.51 %
26
Clarendon Hills
DuPage
8,427
123
1.46 %
27
Chili Twp
Hancock
754
11
1.46 %
28
Metamora
Woodford
3,744
51
1.36 %
29
Woodridge
DuPage
35,253
450
1.28 %
30
Geneva
Kane
31,374
391
1.25 %
31
Lexington
Mclean
2,000
25
1.25 %
32
Northfield
Cook
5,500
68
1.24 %
33
Norridge
Cook
15,400
188
1.22 %
34
Northbrook
Cook
33,170
397
1.20 %
35
Forest Park
Cook
13,982
167
1.19 %
36
Milledgeville
Carroll
1,098
13
1.18 %
37
Paxton
Ford
4,345
51
1.17 %
38
Dunleith
Jo Daviess
1,704
20
1.17 %
39
Oak Lawn
Cook
56,980
660
1.16 %
40
Morton Grove
Cook
23,723
273
1.15 %
41
Alsip
Cook
19,346
220
1.14 %
42
La Harpe
Hancock
1,235
14
1.13 %
43
Des Plaines
Cook
58,364
631
1.08 %
44
Hampshire
Kane
8,000
86
1.08 %
45
Carthage
Hancock
2,605
27
1.04 %
46
Le Roy
Mclean
5,000
52
1.04 %
47
La Grange
Cook
15,550
159
1.02 %
48
Urbana
Champaign
41,988
424
1.01 %
49
Teutopolis
Effingham
1,587
16
1.01 %
50
Cary
Mchenry
21,500
213
0.99 %
51
Pekin
Tazewell
34,000
334
0.98 %
52
Granite City
Madison
28,908
281
0.97 %
53
Sterling
Whiteside
25,000
241
0.96 %
54
Itasca
DuPage
8,728
83
0.95 %
55
Rolling Meadows
Cook
22,500
212
0.94 %
56
Nokomis Community Memorial
Montgomery
2,700
25
0.93 %
57
Black Hawk
Jo Daviess
1,875
17
0.91 %
58
Roanoke
Woodford
2,080
19
0.91 %
59
Champaign
Champaign
86,676
780
0.90 %
60
Limestone
Kankakee
2,350
21
0.89 %
61
Forest View
Cook
684
6
0.88 %
62
Tremont Area
Tazewell
5,022
42
0.84 %
63
Havana
Mason
3,121
26
0.83 %
64
Delavan Twp
Tazewell
2,211
18
0.81 %
65
Pleasant Dale
Cook
10,818
85
0.79 %
66
Flanagan #1
Livingston
1,900
15
0.79 %
67
Mason City
Mason
2,900
23
0.79 %
68
Skokie
Cook
64,270
500
0.78 %
69
Roselle
DuPage
23,030
179
0.78 %
70
Hamilton
Hancock
2,951
23
0.78 %
71
Bloomingdale
DuPage
22,075
169
0.77 %
72
Walnut
Bureau
2,500
19
0.76 %
73
Sumpter Township
Cumberland
1,980
15
0.76 %
74
Bensenville
DuPage
24,000
181
0.75 %
75
Warrenville
DuPage
13,140
98
0.75 %
76
Collinsville
Madison
32,978
246
0.75 %
77
Forman
Mason
3,200
24
0.75 %
78
Effingham
Effingham
12,500
92
0.74 %
79
Genoa Twp
Dekalb
6,000
44
0.73 %
80
Crystal Lake
Mchenry
58,000
416
0.72 %
81
Westmont
DuPage
24,941
177
0.71 %
82
Morton
Tazewell
16,300
114
0.70 %
83
Washington
Tazewell
16,000
108
0.68 %
84
Freeport
Stephenson
25,900
171
0.66 %
85
Mokena
Will
22,000
145
0.66 %
86
Mt. Sterling
Brown
2,500
16
0.64 %
87
Prophetstown
Whiteside
2,600
16
0.62 %
88
Dekalb
Dekalb
44,054
267
0.61 %
89
Wildwood
Lake
3,750
23
0.61 %
90
Olympia Fields
Cook
4,988
30
0.60 %
91
Burr Ridge
DuPage
10,800
64
0.59 %
92
Fairfield
Wayne
5,436
32
0.59 %
93
Tinley Park
Cook
56,831
325
0.57 %
94
Darien
DuPage
23,000
131
0.57 %
95
West Chicago
DuPage
33,000
182
0.55 %
96
Crete
Will
8,171
45
0.55 %
97
Wilmington Island
Will
5,134
28
0.55 %
98
Hanover Park
Cook
36,000
191
0.53 %
99
Pearl City
Stephenson
3,200
17
0.53 %
100
Winfield
DuPage
9,145
48
0.52 %

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