WASHINGTON — Cook County, Ill., officials say while they are striving to improve the timeliness of their secondary market disclosures, the process of coordinating financial information among different offices and departments is both challenging and time consuming.

In an interview late last week, Cook County Comptroller Constance Kravitz said while her goal is to one day qualify for a certificate from the Government Finance Officers Association, which recognizes issuers that are able to file their comprehensive annual financial report within six months, a 180-day turnaround currently would be “completely unreasonable.”

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