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Spanish Daily Journal
     May 30, 2019      #29-150 sdj 0
 
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County's budget picture brightens 

KANKAKEE — Kankakee County government is entering unfamiliar territory — in a good way. On Wednesday, the county projected its first positive general fund balance in six years.

It is estimated to be $685,000 this budget year, a big change from even a year ago, when the general fund recorded a $1 million negative balance.

From 2014 to 2016, the general fund’s negative balances exceeded $4 million.

Steve McCarty, the county’s finance director, told the county board’s finance committee Wednesday that he had been waiting a long time to report a positive fund ...

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Steve McCarty, Kankakee County finance director

"We have a long way to go, but we're well on our way.''