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Gov mansion needs $12M in repairs

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Illinois governor's mansion in Springfield is need of a little work.

The mansion needs $12 million to fix heating, plumbing and structural problems. Bricks are displaced and the roof is warped.

About 50,000 tourists visit the mansion each year. And it hosts about 200 events each year. It's been 40 years since the mechanical systems were rehabbed.

Governor Pat Quinn's budget proposal allows for just $75,000 in repairs, which is far short of what's needed to complete the job.

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