That's an increase of 25.1 percent from 2016, when the township spent $4.62 million.
Palatine Township has a population of 113,249.
Since 2001, the Palatine Township budget has grown by three percent, from $5.61 million. The township population has grown 0.5 percent over the same period, from 112,740.
Salaries accounted for 21.8 percent of township spending in 2017. Palatine Township property taxpayers paid $1.26 million for 18 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 16 full-time employees and six part-time employees, and spent $1.16 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.