Rauners hosts fundraiser for Executive Mansion repairs

The official residence of Illinois governors, the Executive Mansion in Springfield, has fallen into disrepair. (WLS)

Gov. Bruce Rauner is hosting a cocktail fundraiser Wednesday night that will help raise money to restore the Executive Mansion in Springfield.

The 160-year-old home, which is the official residence of the Illinois governor, has fallen into disrepair.

The governor and the non-profit board that is charged with caring for the historic home have launched a fundraising effort to repair the structure.

Rauner has said no state money will be used for repairs, which initial estimates put at $9 million.
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