© 2024 Peoria Public Radio
A joint service of Bradley University and Illinois State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Republican Rauner, Democrat Pritzker Step Up on Mansion Fix

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner have released a partial list of donors to a $15 million renovation of the Illinois Governor's Mansion.

Rauner's Democratic opponent in the fall election is one of the bigger contributors. The foundation of J.B. Pritzker and his wife M.K. Pritzker were among those donating $250,000 to $499,999.

The renovated 1855 home is set to reopen to the public July 14. Diana Rauner spearheaded the two-year campaign and the Rauners contributed at least $1 million.

Others in the seven-figure category include Abbott, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Caterpillar, CME Group, Exelon, Illinois Tool Works and Northern Trust.

The new version of the nation's oldest continuously occupied governor's home will feature visitors' exhibits.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.