The magazine found that 72 of Illinois' small-town city and village managers earn more than all 50 state governors.
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL
By JOE VINCE (Patch Staff)
A collection of North Shore village and city managers made a dubious list compiled by Forbes magazine recently.
And Lake Forest's city manager has landed in the No. 2 spot on it.
The magazine found in Illinois that "72 small-town city and village managers out-earn every governor of the 50 states" as part of its 2016 "Big Dogs" of municipal government list for the state
. In that group, managers from Glenview, Northbrook, Lake Forest and Evanston had the top 10 highest pensionable salaries in the state.
Here's how the rankings shake out:
- No. 1: Lawrence Hileman, Glenview village manager, $303,076 (pop. 45,417)
- No. 2: Richard Nahrstadt, Northbrook village manager, $263,392 (pop. 33,170)
- No. 5: Robert Kiely, Lake Forest city manager, $256,196 (pop. 19,375)
- No. 9: Walter Bobkiewicz, Evanston city manager, $232,671 (pop. 75,570)
The magazine also found that "[a]nother 111 local employees of water districts, airport districts, park districts, counties, forest preserves, mass transit districts, health clinics and planning districts also earn more than the 50 governors."