CHICAGO -- The Cook County, Ill., Board of Commissioners yesterday approved a $272.5 million general obligation bond issue -- the largest single bond issue in the history of the county.

In addition, the county for the first time was rated by Fitch Investors Service, which assigned an A-plus rating to the issue. On Friday, Moody's Investors Service affirmed the county's A1 GO rating for the upcoming bond issue.

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