Outlook Improved for Illinois-Based Blessing Hospital
Standard & Poor's has revised its outlook to positive from stable on Illinois-based Blessing Hospital's A-minus rating in recognition its solid operations.
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MADISON -- Officials continue to work on a deal for publicly funding a a new Milwaukee Bucks arena but have not said when they might spell out their plans.  more »
Five years ago Michigan’s retirement systems attached their guarantee to a troubled bond deal, and being forced to cover payments, lawmakers will bail out the pension funds with general fund money.  more »
The Albert Lea City Council on Monday approved opening the sale of about $5.21 million in general obligation bonds to be used to pay for major city projects in 2015.  more »
ST. LOUIS -- Aldermen on Tuesday approved putting on the August ballot a $180 million bond issue aimed at funding infrastructure improvements throughout the city that will require raising property taxes.  more »
A new round of financing will help pay for a stadium renovation and refinance bonds from previous projects at Missouri Western State University.  more »
A bond sale by St. Clair County is still pending as the county looks for lenders to buy the county's bonds.  more »
Suzanne Shank, president and CEO of Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. LLC, has been named to a national panel dedicated to boosting private investment in infrastructure.  more »
Cook County, Ill., says a fresh downgrade could force it to refinance $500 million of debt and cost taxpayers an additional $25 million a year.  more »
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Kenosha Unified School District #1 in Wisconsin to Aa3 from A1 due to the district's strengthened fiscal position.  more »
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Polk County, Minn.'s rating to Aa2 from Aa3 thanks to its healthy reserves and growing tax base.  more »
Acrimony between Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly’s Democratic majority over a fiscal 2016 budget is building as both sides posture ahead of the May 31 adjournment date  more »
MILLERSPORT, Ohio -- Even as she braces for teacher layoffs and other changes that will affect her sons and other students in the financially troubled Walnut Township school district in the Buckeye Lake region, Holly Armstrong reaches for encouraging news.  more »
A new report identified five struggling Chicago-area suburbs as most vulnerable to a Chapter 9 filing if state law is changed to permit it.  more »

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