governor's mansion

Efforts will start this week in Springfield to raise private money to pay for a needed $8.8 million in renovations and repairs to the 160-year-old Illinois Executive Mansion. 

Governor Bruce Rauner was the keynote speaker at the Sangamon County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner Wednesday night in Springfield - the home of many state employees. 

From dealing with a rush of job-seekers to a leaky roof and hard feelings among opponents he now needs, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has been busily preparing to take over Illinois. His plans include staging a "big party" to celebrate "our great state" at his inauguration, even as he struggles to get a handle on the state's "horrible" budget situation.

Roof being repaired on state governor’s mansion

Jul 14, 2014

It took the state seven months and two big storms, but the roof on the governor's mansion in Springfield is finally being repaired. Rainwater seeped into two bedrooms on the third floor of the historic home in late May.

A central Illinois legislator has filed a resolution calling on the governor to spend more time in the capital city.  IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.

You never know what'll come up during a candidates' debate.  Back in 2010, it was Gov. Pat Quinn's underwear. As proof that he lives in Springfield, Quinn offered that he keeps his underwear at the governor's mansion.