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$3M In Illinois Governor's Mansion Repairs Made


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Documents show that about $3 million in repairs were 
made to the Illinois Governor's Mansion last summer.
 The State Journal-Register reports that documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show the repairs included patching roof leaks that damaged walls and contributed to black mold. 
An emergency generator was replaced and a valve was installed to prevent 
recurring flooding.
About another $2.8 million of repairs are pending at the Capital Development 
Board. Those include replacing an outdated elevator and repairing woodwork. 
However, the newspaper reports that bids for those projects in February 2014 
have expired.
The board said in a statement that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady 
Diana Rauner plan a comprehensive restoration of the mansion, but no date has 
been set for completion.

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