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1. City of Chicago Department Of Police Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $1 billion
Number of positions: 15k

Data year: 2018
2. Illinois Department Of Corrections Department

Salary expenditure: $893 million
Number of positions: 15k

Data year: 2018
3. Illinois Department Of Human Services Department

Salary expenditure: $848 million
Number of positions: 15k

Data year: 2018
4. City of Chicago Department Of Fire Department Fire Department

Salary expenditure: $608 million
Number of positions: 5k

Data year: 2018
5. Illinois Department Of Transportation Department

Salary expenditure: $429 million
Number of positions: 8k

Data year: 2018
6. Chicago Transit Authority Bus Operations Department

Salary expenditure: $286 million
Number of positions: 4k

Data year: 2018
7. Illinois Department Of State Police Department Police Department

Salary expenditure: $255 million
Number of positions: 3k

Data year: 2018
8. Stroger Hospital Of Cook County Department

Salary expenditure: $214 million
Number of positions: 4k

Data year: 2018
9. Illinois Children And Family Services Department

Salary expenditure: $213 million
Number of positions: 3k

Data year: 2018
10. City of Chicago Water Management Department

Salary expenditure: $201 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
11. Illinois Secretary Of State Department

Salary expenditure: $192 million
Number of positions: 4k

Data year: 2018
12. Illinois Circuit Court Judges Department

Salary expenditure: $174 million
Number of positions: 932

Data year: 2018
13. City of Chicago Streets And Sanitation Department

Salary expenditure: $168 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
14. Cook County Department Of Corrections Department

Salary expenditure: $140 million
Number of positions: 4k

Data year: 2018
15. City of Chicago Department Of Aviation Department

Salary expenditure: $137 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
16. Chicago Transit Authority Rail Operations Department

Salary expenditure: $131 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
17. Illinois Department Of Healthcare And Family Services Department

Salary expenditure: $125 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
18. City of Chicago Department Of Transportation Department

Salary expenditure: $112 million
Number of positions: 1k

Data year: 2018
19. Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Department

Salary expenditure: $111 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
20. Illinois Department Of Revenue Department

Salary expenditure: $98 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
21. City of Chicago Office Of Emerg Communications Department

Salary expenditure: $95 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
22. City of Chicago Fleet & Facilities Mgmt (2FM) Department

Salary expenditure: $94 million
Number of positions: 1k

Data year: 2018
23. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Maintenance & Operations Department

Salary expenditure: $94 million
Number of positions: 961

Data year: 2018
24. Illinois Department Of Public Health Department

Salary expenditure: $93 million
Number of positions: 2k

Data year: 2018
25. Chicago Public Schools Diverse Lrn Related Svc Prv CW Department

Salary expenditure: $88 million
Number of positions: 1k

Data year: 2018

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