NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On December 18, 2020, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigned a long-term rating of AAA with a Stable Outlook to The County of Cook, Illinois Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2021A. KBRA additionally affirmed the long-term rating of AAA with a Stable Outlook for the County’s Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2018.

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