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Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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By Mark W. Anderson

Chicago Tests Bond Market with $1.9 Billion in New Borrowing

Chicago Tests Bond Market with $1.9 Billion in New Borrowing

The latest borrowing schedule will provide new information as to how investors are likely to view Chicago’s request to take on more debt, as well as the amount of higher borrowing costs recent rating downgrades... Read »

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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By The Associated Press

Fitch Downgrades Chicago Bond Ratings

Fitch Downgrades Chicago Bond Ratings

Fitch dropped the rating from AA- to A- on $8 billion in general obligation bonds, backed by property taxes. Read »

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