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Tourism agency’s records under wraps

David GiulianiMay 19, 2019

BRADLEY — Bradley village officials want the local tourism agency to open up its books. But they say they have been unsuccessful so far.

The Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, whose mission is to bring overnight guests to the area, is largely funded by taxes on hotel rooms. The majority of that money comes from Bradley, which has most of the area hotels.

On April 5, Rob Romo, the village’s finance director, asked the bureau for its general ledger, a record of the agency’s transactions. He also sought a list of its vendors.

“I have been asked to vet these documents,” Romo said in an email to Staci Wilken, the bureau’s executive director.

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