See this article from Tribune today.
A few years ago, Governor Blago, through the Illinois Finance Authority (IFA), issued Peoria's OSF a 460 million dollar bond to help finance OSF's new Milestone Project. This was the second largest in IFA's history.
It doesn't seem like Governor Blago wanted to do much for free if we believe the FBI wiretaps and prosecution witnesses in the Blago trial.
Wonder what the story was in Peoria that prompted Gov. Blago to be so generous with OSF?