More on Bloomington – Champaign – Peoria

by:  Diane Benjamin

Champaign City bond rating:  Moody’s 12/6/13  Aaa

Peoria City bond rating:  Moody’s    3/18/13  Aa2

Bloomington City bond rating  Moody’s  10/28/13  Aa2

What does the bond rating mean?

Champaign is perfect.

Peoria and Bloomington are both less than perfect. Aaa is perfect, Aa1 is one step down, Aa2 is 2 steps down.

Each step down means the borrower pays a higher interest rate for credit.  Maybe spending has a lot to do with it:  https://blnnews.com/2014/01/20/comparing-bloomington-move-or-start-fighting/

Definitions:

Aa1

N11

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