The Illinois Finance Authority has over $24 billion in private activity bonds (PABs) outstanding. Congress may eliminate PABs. Click here for more information on PABs benefits.

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The Illinois Finance Authority is one of the largest issuers of private activity bonds in the nation.  Private activity bonds (PABs or federally tax-exempt conduit infrastructure bonds) enable the following types of charities and 501(c)(3) organizations to finance their capital infrastructure projects at generally lower interest rates and longer maturities – and to create long-term economic value for communities throughout Illinois:

  • hospitals and health systems;
  • schools – research universities, colleges, charter schools and others;
  • museums and cultural institutions; and
  • organizations that provide housing for seniors, students and working people

PABs also allow a small number of other qualified entities or facilities (small farmers and manufacturers, solid waste disposal, and logistics facilities of regional importance) to do the same.
 
The Authority does not finance professional sports stadiums.
 
Click HERE for additional important background information regarding private activity bonds or PABs.

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