ILLINOIS -- The state's credit rating is getting a bit of a boost.
SPRINGFIELD -- Temperatures aren't the only thing falling.
NATIONAL -- With only two days to go until a possible default, Congress is no closer on a deal to raise the debt ceiling.
SPRINGFIELD -- Last month a Chicago business group said it lobbied credit rating agencies to lower the state's rating. Now that group denies any involvement.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's financial woes have earned it a new nickname on Wall Street, and it's rubbing off on other municipalities which need to sell bonds.