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Spanish Daily Journal
     July 1, 2019      #36-182 sdj 0
 
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The board for the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau board meets recently. Its membership is mostly units of local government. But it does include a member from the local hotel lodgers association.
Pensions not likely for tourist agency 

KANKAKEE — Kankakee County’s nonprofit tourism agency wanted to give its employees the right to join a government pension system, but it’s doubtful that will happen.

For two years, Kankakee County has been standing in the way of the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s application to join the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

During that time, the county board has been awaiting a requested opinion from the state attorney general’s office about whether the nonprofit’s employees could join.

On Tuesday, County Board chairman Andy Wheeler, ...

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