In February of 2016, the Village received an annual credit rating update from Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s is a leading provider of credit ratings, research and risk analysis. The firm maintains ratings and analysis on 21,000 public finance issuers. The Village Board is truly pleased to report that Moody’s affirmed the Village’s very strong Aa2 rating, which means that we are demonstrating very strong credit worthiness. Moody’s report commended the Village’s healthy financial position and cited the Village’s ability to generate positive operating margins when the tax base shrank as a component of sound financial management.