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  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions

    Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities.
  • Letters to the editor

    Support Medicaid, invest in health As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois' Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve outcomes and achieve savings. More than 115 hospitals across the state...

    Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating

    Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating
    As Chicago heads into a mayoral runoff, a downgrade of the city's debt rating is bringing its precarious financial condition into sharp focus. Citing an overwhelming pension burden, Moody's Investors Service on Friday dropped Chicago's rating to Baa2,...

    Escape prompts look at how mental health facilities transport prisoners

    Escape prompts look at how mental health facilities transport prisoners
    In response to an prisoner escape from an Elgin Mental Health Center transport van last summer, State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) filed House Resolution 199 urging the Illinois Auditor General to investigate the practices and procedures currently used for...

    Rita sees new hope for casino expansion

    Most gamblers believe that no matter how bad their luck is running, everything can change with the next roll of the dice, turn of the wheel or flip of a card. State Rep. Robert Rita, D-Blue Island, who has been leading the battle to expand casino...