CHICAGO — Illinois wrapped up its election of new underwriting, financial advisory and bond counsel pools this week, significantly expanding to 25 the number of firms qualified to serve in the top spot on the state’s negotiated sales while narrowing its bond counsel to one: Mayer Brown.

The choices follow a request-for-proposals process based on a scoring system launched in July for a new two-year term. The procurement office on Friday posted the 25 firms qualified to serve as senior managers, up from 10 in the last pool.

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