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Summary: Oak Forest, Illinois; General Obligation Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has lowered its long-term rating on Oak Forest, Ill.'s series 2008A, 2008B, 2009A, and 2009B general obligation (GO) bonds to 'AA-' from 'AA', reflecting a deterioration in general fund reserves in recent years, as well as a sharp reduction in general fund liquidity. The outlook remains stable, as management has put measures in place to balance expenditures with stagnant revenues. The 'AA-' rating also reflects our view of the following credit factors: Participation in the deep and diverse Chicago metropolitan area economy; Strong wealth and income levels; Maintenance of strong reserves in combined general and nongeneral available fund balances, despite the recent decreases; and Good financial management practices. A moderate to moderately high debt burden...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Oak Forest
Action: Outlook: Stable
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- Oak Forest