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Naperville, Illinois

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Naperville is the fifth largest city in the state of Illinois. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Naperville's population was 141,853. In 2010, Money Magazine voted Naperville as one of the top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.[1][2]

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The good

  • Budget
    • The budget is published.[3]
    • Budgets are archived to 2008.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are published.[4]
    • Meetings and agendas are archived for three years.
  • Elected officials
    • Contact information for elected officials is published.[5]
  • Administration
    • Contact information for administrative officials is published.[6]
  • Permits
    • Zoning information is published.[7]
    • Permit information is published.[8]
  • Taxes
    • Online Services feature allows online payment and is easy to use.[9]
    • Local tax information is published.[10]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted and archived to 2006.[11]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[12]
    • Labor agreements are posted.[13]
  • Public records
    • Information on how to file a public records request is posted.[14]
    • FOIA tab is easily accessible on homepage to allow requests.[15]
  • Lobbying
    • Information on Naperville's lobbying memberships and contracts with hired lobbyists are posted.[16]

The bad

  • None posted yet


The 2011 Naperville budget was $392,222,278.[17]


Naperville received $1,605,503 of federal stimulus money in three grants.[18]

Type Description Amount
Grant CDBG-R $130,778
Grant Recovery Act JAG $82,525
Grant CDBG-R $1,392,200

Salary information

  • Salary information for every position in the city government is provided in the Payroll Budget Report.
  • The following table displays the top four salaried positions in the Naperville city government:[19]
Position Salary
Director – Legal, Risk Management & Human Resources $196,882.74
Director – Transportation, Engineering & Development $181,559.89
Deputy City Manager $195,761.74
Chief of Police $ 188,318.96


In a city council agenda, procurement of lobbying services was approved in the amount of $60,000.[20]


The main revenue for Naperville is a food and beverage tax (1% tax), gas use tax, hotel use tax, motor fuel tax and real estate transfer tax.[21]

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