The village of Bradley announced last week it is ending its ties with the Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau when the current intergovernmental agreement expires in 2024.

The village’s representative on the CVB board of directors, Jamie Boyd, announced the news at the CVB’s monthly board of directors meeting Jan. 18.

“The mayor [Mike Watson] has reached out to me … to let you know today that whatever shot we had at a future with this organization is over,” Boyd said in remarks that lasted approximately 10 minutes.

Jeff Bonty is a reporter for The Daily Journal. He can be reached at and 815-937-3366.


Jeff Bonty has worked for The Daily Journal since September 1986, starting in the sports department before moving to news reporting in 2002. He's a native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. His email is

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