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Financing Options: Types of bonds

November 5, 2014 by James M. Snyder, Partner
There are a number of different forms of bonds/debt that a city or village may issue to meet its financing needs. These include, among others, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, alternate revenue source bonds, debt certificates/installment contracts, leases, special service area bonds, special assessment bonds, tax anticipation warrants, tax anticipation notes, revenue anticipation notes, funding bonds and tax increment bonds. Refunding bonds have been issued more frequently in recent years due to the lower interest rate environment.

Use of Bond Proceeds by a City or Village

November 4, 2014 by Robert J. Schillerstrom, Partner
Municipal bonds, or “munis” as they are commonly called, can be issued for a variety of purposes, provided that their issuance accords with Illinois law. Commonly, cities or villages issue municipal bonds for capital projects, working capital needs or refinancing of prior debt.

What is a Bond and Why Would a City or Village Want to Issue a Bond?

November 3, 2014 by James M. Snyder, Partner
Bonds are a form of debt. In the public sector, “borrowers” or “issuers” of bonds are states, cities, villages and other local government entities that need money for a variety of reasons.

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