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Spanish Daily Journal
     June 5, 2019      #39-156 sdj 0
Pete Les, right, owner of Quality Inn, objects to Bradley's plan to divert money away from the local tourist agency. Next to him is Scott Billadeau, general manager of the Holiday Inn Express.
Hoteliers upset with Bradley 

MANTENO — Representatives of Bradley’s hotels on Tuesday criticized the village of Bradley’s plan to divert hotel tax dollars from Kankakee County’s nonprofit tourist agency.

They said the agency, the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is doing a good job marketing the county as a tourist destination. And they contended the village lacked a plan to spend the tax money, which is required to be used for efforts to attract tourists.

They also argued the village has not reached out to hotel owners about how to spend the money, although officials recently indicated they would.

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