Ground was broken Friday on renovations to the Illinois Governor’s Mansion. The mansion is the third oldest in America, and the process began in January of 2015 leading up to the groundbreaking Friday.
Governor Bruce Rauner’s wife Diana was on hand for the groundbreaking, and she says there will be many new features and upgrades with the renovations.
Rauner says she hopes Illinois leaders won’t let the building get to the shape it’s in currently again.
The project is privately funded, and a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the project is planned for the state’s bicentennial celebration.