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Two Illinois Hospital Mergers Approved
May 21, 2013 The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Board last week signed off on two planned hospital mergers in the Chicago area.
Lambert-St. Louis Airport Wins Trifecta of Ratings Actions
May 21, 2013 Lambert-St. Louis International Airport received a triple dose of good credit news last week when Moody's Investors Service...
State Funding Increase Cut for University of Wisconsin
May 21, 2013 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker reduced a proposed funding increase for the University of Wisconsin system in his proposed...
Chicago, Cook County Pensions Deteriorate: Report
May 21, 2013 The fiscal condition of Chicago, Cook County, and five other local government pension systems deteriorated in 2011 by $4.6...
Minnesota Lawmakers Pass Tax Hikes & Modest Bonding Bill in Final Hours
May 21, 2013 Minnesota lawmakers wrapped up their work on a new two-year $38.3 budget late Monday approving a tax package that generates...
Missouri Lawmakers Adjourn Without Big Bond Packages
May 20, 2013 Missouri lawmakers adjourned after passing of a $25 billion fiscal 2014 operating budget and a $700 million to $800 million...
Minnesota Shores Up Viking Stadium Funding Plan
May 17, 2013 Minnesota would tap a chunk of new revenue expected from a proposed cigarette tax increase and corporate tax changes if...
Chicago Makes Move to Cut Retiree Health Care Costs
May 17, 2013 Chicago began notifying its retirees this week that most will lose their healthcare subsidies over the next few years as Mayor...
Chicago Hopes to Boost Tourism With Arena, Navy Pier Makeover
May 16, 2013 Chicago convention managers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel advanced plans Thursday for a new arena and makeover of the city's top...
Chicago Alderman Exploring Parking Meter Lease Buy Back
May 14, 2013 Chicago City Council member Brendan Reilly said this week he has consulted with public finance experts in an exploration of...
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