The police department consumes more of Evanston's general fund budget than any other single department. And the story is the same for Arlington Heights and Skokie. But what each resident has to pay for police protection varies from town to town.
Evanston spends $266 from its general fund budget on policing for every resident, while Arlington Heights spends $258 and Skokie spends $190.
Those general fund numbers don't include the cost of police pensions, which are paid from a separate fund.