Credit http://tristatesradio.com en Burlington Credit Rating Drops http://tristatesradio.com/post/burlington-credit-rating-drops <p>Burlington has received some good news and some bad news in regards to its credit rating.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:31:09 +0000 Jason Parrott 30590 at http://tristatesradio.com Burlington Credit Rating Drops Illinois Given Negative Credit Rating http://tristatesradio.com/post/illinois-given-negative-credit-rating <p>Moody's Investors Services downgraded the credit outlook for the state of Illinois from stable to negative. The service cited the "severe pension funding shortfall."</p><p>Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Illinois has the worst credit rating of any state in the US.</p><p>“If this doesn't get fixed, then I would hope that those out there that look for services of their Illinois government, to understand that there will be absolutely no ability to increase or even perhaps sustain their funding level," Rutherford said.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:53:42 +0000 Rich Egger 25867 at http://tristatesradio.com Illinois Given Negative Credit Rating Emphasis - January 13 http://tristatesradio.com/post/emphasis-january-13 <p>Rich Egger's guest is State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb). They preview the Illinois legislature's 2012 session.<br /><br />Lawmakers do not return to Springfield until January 30, which is later than normal. Hammond believes the legal battle over redistricting is part of the reason for the delay.<br /><br />Hammond said the legislature must work to stabilize its finances. She pointed out Moody's lowered the state's credit rating late last week and Standard &amp; Poor's has the state on a watch list.<br /> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:39:52 +0000 Rich Egger 471 at http://tristatesradio.com Emphasis - January 13