Borrowing http://wuis.org en Illinois Pays Penalty For Bad Fiscal Image http://wuis.org/post/illinois-pays-penalty-bad-fiscal-image <p>When it comes to finances, the State of Illinois has a poor reputation.&nbsp;&nbsp; New research shows how the state's negative perception is costing taxpayers.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 20416 at http://wuis.org Illinois Pays Penalty For Bad Fiscal Image Quinn Says Lower Credit Rating Costly http://wuis.org/post/quinn-says-lower-credit-rating-costly <p>Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois will pay an extra $130 million in interest on a bond issue this week due to lowered credit ratings because the state has not been able to solve its pension crisis. &nbsp;<br>The state sold $1.3 billion in bonds to pay for transportation projects around the state, including redevelopment of a Chicago mass transit line, road repairs and new buildings at university campuses. &nbsp; Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:56:32 +0000 Sean Crawford 4862 at http://wuis.org Quinn Says Lower Credit Rating Costly