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Daily Journal
     October 30, 2019      #34-303 KDJ

Mayor defends picking out-of-town firms 

By David Giuliani

KANKAKEE — Kankakee Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong late last week explained why her administration has gone out of town for legal and engineering work.

She was responding to criticism from Alderman Chris Curtis, a Republican from the 6th Ward, who says the council should strive to hire local firms for such services.

Recently, Curtis announced he is running as a Republican in the April 2021 mayoral race. Wells-Armstrong, a Democrat, has not revealed whether she is seeking re-election.

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