"(The Center Square) – Taxpayers in Illinois may not have to pay as much interest when their state government goes into debt on the taxpayers’ behalf, as the state’s credit rating improves. But the state’s rating is still among the worst in the country and there’s a long way to go.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker celebrated a recent credit report on Thursday.
"For the state of Illinois, we’ve received not one but two credit upgrades from Fitch [Ratings],” Pritzker said. “The state is building its fiscal foundations for the road ahead.”
Fitch increased the state’s rating from the lowest BBB- to BBB+."