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Moody’s gives Illinois second credit upgrade within one year Moody’s gives Illinois second credit upgrade within one year

Moody’s gives Illinois second credit upgrade within one year

Illinois on Thursday received its second credit rating upgrade from Moody’s Investors Service within one year, moving up one notch but remaining in the worst shape of the 50 states.

ANALYSIS: Late-night legislating not unusual in Illinois, but process can be messy ANALYSIS: Late-night legislating not unusual in Illinois, but process can be messy

ANALYSIS: Late-night legislating not unusual in Illinois, but process can be messy

It was 6 a.m. Saturday, April 9, by the time lawmakers adjourned their regular spring session which had been scheduled to conclude the day prior. For everyone involved, including the press corps, it was a grueling process capped by a full-day slog that began Friday morning and ended as the Saturday morning sun rose.

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Illinois' political map has shifted dramatically in the 21st century with Democrats now dominating large cities and the suburbs, and Republicans holding small towns and rural areas. Two researchers at Southern Illinois University, John Jackson and John Foster, discuss that trend and the new paper they have just published. (Read the whole paper at news.siu.edu/2022/06/061522-Lat…context-for-22.php)

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