The General Funds include the General Revenue Fund and three education funds, and is the state's largest and most important fund group.
The General Funds balance provides an indication of the state's fiscal health. It is made up of four funds within the state treasury:
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When debt is issued by the government, independent credit rating agencies attach a rating to the issue. The ratings attached to all bonds associated with the State of Illinois affect interest payments and the cost to Illinois taxpayers. Individual bond ratings will vary, but the general and special obligation bond ratings are directly related to financial condition of the state government.
This table shows the most recent bond ratings from three credit rating bureaus for the two major State of Illinois bond programs.
Select the Fund and Agency that you are interested in. You will then be prompted for the Organization (division/program) of the Agency you selected. The first screen will display a summary of appropriation or expenditure total amounts for each appropriation depending on the display option chosen. Each line in the summary is also a link to detailed appropriation and expenditure amounts for a given appropriation. If you know the appropriation, you can enter it. Inserting an appropriation will display detailed appropriation and expenditure information for that account.