But they were not nearly as miserable as the sales-tax revenues in the four-county area afflicted by the Selig Playground tax.
Sales-tax collections for the Miller Park stadium district in 2009 were 9.45% below what was collected in the previous year, a record-setting drop, new figures show.
Collections totaled $24.1 million, about $2.5 million less than what was collected in 2008.
Statewide sales tax collections were down only (only!) 7.5%.