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Illinois Bond Rating

Illinois Bond Deal a Good Deal Only in the Most Optimistic Interpretation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.23.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

For many years, whenever I typed the words "Illinois credit downgrade" in an editorial or column, I could practically feel my readers' eyes glaze ove...

State's Credit Rating Lowered, Again, By S&P

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Chicago

* S&P cites inaction on pension fix for downgrade * Governor seeks meeting soon with lawmakers on pensions * Treasurer d...

Illinois Bond Rating Downgraded As State Seeks More Borrowing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 includes a mix of spending cuts, new revenues and increased borrowing. Unfortunately, that borro...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Proft Proposes Income Hike for State Lawmakers, Grabs Crackpot Crown

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Perhaps Proft will be successful. After all, the Illinois governor's office has been a welcoming place for crackpots.

Blagojevich Arrest Cost Illinois $20 Million In Bond Deal: Treasurer

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal corruption charges drove up the state's cost to sell bonds Tuesday by more than $20 million. The $1.4-billion bond sal...