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     February 8, 2021      #33-39 KDJ

Officials worry of low census count 

A los funcionarios les preocupa el bajo conteo del censo

By Lee Provost

When asked what impact a low U.S. Census count would have on the Kankakee County region, officials across the board take a deep breath, cross their fingers and worry.

“Obviously a huge impact,” said Tim Nugent, Manteno mayor and president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County.

Even if every resident was counted, Nugent believes, the population count would be less than previous counts.

“I’m afraid what people don’t understand is these numbers bring back money ...

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