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As Illinois' credit rating nears junk status, governor praises his 'heroic' administration

As Illinois' credit rating nears junk status, governor praises his 'heroic' administration

Illinois’ governor asserted Wednesday that his administration has been "heroic" in keeping state government afloat as he presides over a historic, yearlong budget impasse that has deprived state residents of key social services, halted construction projects and driven the state's credit rating close to junk status.

"I have to say, I give our team and our administration tremendous credit for being able to run the government for 18 months with massive deficits and no budget," Gov. Bruce Rauner said. "It's an extraordinary performance by the leaders in our team. We're doing heroic things."

The Republican governor’s remarks came at...

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