CHICAGO — Top Illinois finance officials are on the road this week selling institutional investors on the tidy structure of the state’s upcoming $1.5 billion unemployment bond issue and emphasizing that it is highly  insulated from the state’s well-publicized liquidity and budget struggles.

The state’s director of capital markets, John Sinsheimer, and the chief financial officer of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Jon Gingrich, are hitting eight cities with members of the finance team on the tax-exempt deal that is set to price next week.

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