July 8, 2021

Illinois Receives 1st S&P Bond Rating Upgrade in Nearly 25 Years

— NBC Chicago News | NBC Staff — View the article. A little more than a week after Illinois’ credit rating was upgraded by Moody’s for […]
June 29, 2021

Illinois bond rating upgraded for first time in 20 years

— ABC News Channel 20 | WICS/WRSP Staff — View the article and watch the video. Moody’s has upgraded the state of Illinois’ bond rating for […]
June 29, 2021

Comptroller Mendoza welcomes first Illinois upgrade in two decades

— 23 WIFR | WIFR Newsroom — View the article. Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza issued a statement following the first rating upgrade for Illinois in […]
June 1, 2021

Comptroller’s ‘no exit bonus, no signing bonus’ reform passes in legislature’s ethics package

— 23 WIFR | WIFR Newsroom — View the article. ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Legislators of both parties exploited a loophole in state law that allowed […]
May 13, 2021

Illinois Comptroller Calls For Fiscal Discipline To Maintain Reduced Bill Backlog [AUDIO]

— NPR Illinois | Cantu, D. — Listen to the interview. Illinois has reduced its bill backlog to just under $4 billion — a far cry […]
May 9, 2021

Editorial: Smaller backlog is welcome news

— Quad-City Times | Editorial Board — View the article. Remember, a few years back, when Illinois was regularly letting its bills stack up. Like a […]
May 5, 2021

Editorial: Is Illinois no longer a deadbeat? Not exactly…

— Chicago Tribune | Editorial Board — Listen to the article. Good news has been all but nonexistent when it comes to the abysmal state of […]
April 28, 2021

State’s unpaid bill backlog shrinks to $3.5 billion — and in Illinois, that’s called ‘remarkable’

— Chicago Sun-Times | Hinton, R. — The drop in the backlog — which, at its highest point, stood at $16.7 billion in 2017 — means […]
April 23, 2021

The clock is ticking at last on paycheck shenanigans in Springfield

— Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn — Listen to this article. State Comptroller Susana Mendoza said the needle on her shenanigans detector jumped dramatically shortly after […]