The CFA Society Los Angeles asks
Before 1 January 2018, will Fitch, Moody's, or S&P cut the State of Illinois’ credit rating to junk status?
The question will close yes if Moody’s cuts its credit rating to Ba1, Fitch cuts its rating to BB+, or S&P cuts its rating to BB+ on any Illinois state general obligation bonds. Despite passing a budget, the state of Illinois remains at risk of having its credit downgraded to junk status (Market Watch, Chicago Tribune).
Fitch, Moody's, or S&P did not cut the State of Illinois credit rating to junk status. This question closed as "no" with an end date of 1 January 2018.