CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration started the week bracing for further credit deterioration in response to lawmakers’ adjournment of their regular session without solving the state’s pension crisis and Fitch Ratings Monday came through delivering the first blow by lowering the state’s general obligation rating down one notch.

The impasse on pension reforms overshadowed accomplishments that included passage of a fiscal 2014 budget, Medicaid expansion, a public-private partnership to develop a third Chicago area airport, and $2.7 billion in bonding for the state’s ongoing capital program.

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