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Public employee tally: Bottom 100 park districts in Illinois

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By Local Labs News Service | May 16, 2018

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Park districts in Iroquois, LaSalle and Bureau counties employ the fewest 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.

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100 Illinois park districts with the fewest public employees

Rank
Park District
County
Population
Total Employees
% of Employees Per Capita
1
Douglas
Iroquois
20,980
3
0.01 %
2
South Prairie
LaSalle
5,000
1
0.02 %
3
Princeton
Bureau
7,599
2
0.03 %
4
Charleston Twp
Coles
22,901
8
0.03 %
5
Markham
Cook
62,000
17
0.03 %
6
Farmington Township
Fulton
3,400
1
0.03 %
7
Lawrence
Lawrence
6,521
2
0.03 %
8
Harvey
Cook
24,947
11
0.04 %
9
East St. Louis
St. Clair
60,000
22
0.04 %
10
Posen
Cook
5,987
3
0.05 %
11
Emden
Logan
1,955
1
0.05 %
12
Braidwood
Will
6,164
3
0.05 %
13
Ridgeville
Cook
75,658
43
0.06 %
14
Atlanta Memorial
Logan
1,648
1
0.06 %
15
Carrier Mills
Saline
1,657
1
0.06 %
16
Ivanhoe
Cook
13,549
10
0.07 %
17
Lan Oak
Cook
28,522
20
0.07 %
18
Worth
Cook
10,681
7
0.07 %
19
Lamotte
Crawford
1,400
1
0.07 %
20
Litchfield
Montgomery
6,939
5
0.07 %
21
York Center
DuPage
51,000
40
0.08 %
22
Coloma
Whiteside
11,370
9
0.08 %
23
Nauvoo
Hancock
1,071
1
0.09 %
24
Momence
Kankakee
3,500
3
0.09 %
25
Blue Island
Cook
23,401
23
0.10 %
26
Burlington Twp
Kane
1,921
2
0.10 %
27
Grayslake
Lake
22,800
22
0.10 %
28
Round Lake Area
Lake
58,000
60
0.10 %
29
St. Jacob
Madison
2,102
2
0.10 %
30
North Scott
Scott
980
1
0.10 %
31
New Athens
St. Clair
2,100
2
0.10 %
32
Kirkwood
Warren
1,000
1
0.10 %
33
Dixon
Lee
15,319
17
0.11 %
34
Dolton
Cook
23,153
28
0.12 %
35
Golf Maine
Cook
29,617
35
0.12 %
36
Long Grove
Lake
8,050
10
0.12 %
37
Broadview
Cook
7,971
10
0.13 %
38
Watseka
Iroquois
6,000
8
0.13 %
39
Marengo
Mchenry
7,503
10
0.13 %
40
Taylorville Comm Pleasure Driveway
Christian
25,000
36
0.14 %
41
Hazel Crest
Cook
13,892
19
0.14 %
42
Benton
Franklin
6,990
10
0.14 %
43
Mt. Hopes Funks Grove
Mclean
1,400
2
0.14 %
44
Waterloo
Monroe
10,309
14
0.14 %
45
Burbank
Cook
28,886
43
0.15 %
46
Hawthorne
Cook
14,645
24
0.16 %
47
Franklin Township
Dekalb
2,520
4
0.16 %
48
Tolono
Champaign
3,438
6
0.17 %
49
Chicago Heights
Cook
30,423
52
0.17 %
50
Summit
Cook
11,054
19
0.17 %
51
Sandwich
Dekalb
7,358
14
0.19 %
52
Putnam Twp
Fulton
2,137
4
0.19 %
53
Griggsville
Pike
1,615
3
0.19 %
54
Manhattan
Will
7,546
15
0.20 %
55
Central Stickney
Cook
4,300
9
0.21 %
56
Aledo
Mercer
3,300
7
0.21 %
57
Clark County
Clark
12,950
29
0.22 %
58
Veterans
Cook
55,000
128
0.23 %
59
Marrowbone Twp
Moultrie
1,703
4
0.23 %
60
Raymond
Montgomery
850
2
0.24 %
61
Hickory Hills
Cook
17,500
43
0.25 %
62
Frankfort
Will
17,800
45
0.25 %
63
Herrin
Williamson
12,000
31
0.26 %
64
Foss
Lake
30,395
83
0.27 %
65
Arthur
Douglas
5,000
14
0.28 %
66
Flagg-Rochelle
Ogle
9,309
26
0.28 %
67
Eldorado-Raleigh Pleasure
Saline
4,800
14
0.29 %
68
Springfield
Sangamon
120,000
348
0.29 %
69
New Lenox Community
Will
62,000
181
0.29 %
70
Peotone
Will
4,142
12
0.29 %
71
Marion
Williamson
17,413
51
0.29 %
72
Chicago Ridge
Cook
14,428
43
0.30 %
73
Waukegan
Lake
88,182
268
0.30 %
74
Chestnut-Beason
Logan
650
2
0.31 %
75
Harrisburg
Saline
8,811
27
0.31 %
76
Mattoon
Coles
15,817
50
0.32 %
77
Calumet Memorial
Cook
37,204
122
0.33 %
78
Midlothian
Cook
14,986
53
0.35 %
79
Grand Tower
Jackson
575
2
0.35 %
80
Bourbonnais
Kankakee
39,883
140
0.35 %
81
Blue Mound
Macon
1,137
4
0.35 %
82
Beardstown
Cass
7,600
27
0.36 %
83
Memorial
Cook
40,000
146
0.36 %
84
Stockton
Jo Daviess
3,500
13
0.37 %
85
Pleasant Hill
Pike
2,600
10
0.38 %
86
Addison
DuPage
37,000
145
0.39 %
87
Schaumburg
Cook
74,227
307
0.41 %
88
Streamwood
Cook
40,351
167
0.41 %
89
Lindenhurst
Lake
14,513
60
0.41 %
90
Chillicothe
Peoria
15,000
62
0.41 %
91
Savanna
Carroll
5,000
21
0.42 %
92
Kankakee Valley
Kankakee
26,445
111
0.42 %
93
La Grange Park
Cook
13,500
60
0.44 %
94
Wauconda
Lake
13,814
61
0.44 %
95
Zion
Lake
24,362
108
0.44 %
96
Frankfort Square
Will
18,500
82
0.44 %
97
Westchester
Cook
17,400
79
0.45 %
98
River Forest
Cook
11,172
51
0.46 %
99
Tri-Township
Madison
13,278
62
0.47 %
100
Decatur
Macon
72,706
350
0.48 %

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