Illinois Executive Mansion work to follow funding rules

Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ An agreement shows that a privately funded renovation of the Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield will follow wage and bidding rules required of traditional taxpayer-funded construction projects.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register obtained the agreement between the state’s Capital Development Board and the non-profit Illinois Executive Mansion Association via an open records request.

Turning to the private sector for renovation of the 161-year-old mansion relies on a 2014 state law that allows the board to comply with the terms of “gifts” as long as the donated products and services cover a majority of project costs.

The mansion association is leading efforts to raise private money for an estimated $16 million renovation of the historic home. The group will select contractors and pay the construction bills.
Information from: The State Journal-Register