CHICAGO — Underwriters, financial advisers, and lawyers interested in working on Illinois’ proposed sale of up to $1.75 billion of tobacco bonds to provide budgetary relief have until Aug. 27 to submit proposals to the state.

The state this week posted request for proposal documents for firms interested in serving as senior managers, co-managers, financial adviser, bond counsel, underwriters counsel, and trustee. All are available at http://www.state.il.us/budget/rfps.asp.

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