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Kankakee Mayor Chris Curtis 

KANKAKEE — The long-anticipated approval for the $98.9-million pension obligation bond sale cleared its final hurdle.

At Monday’s Kankakee City Council meeting, council members voted 13-0 to authorize the city administration to move forward with this massive bond sale, which is aimed at bringing the lagging police and fire pension funds up to the 90% funding level.

The city’s public pension funds have been historically underfunded.

Lee Provost, an award-winning reporter, has been writing local news stories for The Daily Journal since 1988. He is a lifelong resident of the region. Provost can be reached at

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