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The 'Cook County Issues $500 Million In Bonds In January 2021' blog is now posted. Find it here: https://t.co/f7G9DFP3x7

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03.02.21

In January 2021, Cook County issued $499.8 million in general obligation and revenue bonds.

A total of $330.5 million was issued by the County in Series 2021A general obligation refunding bonds. These bonds will be used to refund the County’s outstanding Series 2010A and 2010G bonds [1...

02.22.21

Recently, Cook County, the State of Illinois and other jurisdictions across the U.S. have begun to implement policy changes to reduce reliance on monetary bail and release more individuals while awaiting trial. These changes come amid a national push to make the criminal justice system more fair...

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In the News

12.22.20

Crain's Chicago Business

Without action from Washington, any economic recovery will be blunted at best, and our most vulnerable populations and lower- and middle-income folks will bear the brunt of the stagnation....

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The Civic Federation
RT : IL has more units of local government than any other state, according to the U.S. Census of Governments. The… https://t.co/DX16SKUYKk
The Civic Federation
The 'Cook County Issues $500 Million In Bonds In January 2021' blog is now posted. Find it here: https://t.co/f7G9DFP3x7
The Civic Federation
As of 2017, Illinois is one of two states in the U.S. with over 5,000 units of local government. Find out the other… https://t.co/aUC43WPIvI