SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Workers are patching eight leaks in the roof at the nearly 160-year-old Executive Mansion in Springfield.
A spokesman for Gov. Pat Quinn tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register for a Tuesday story that inspectors found the leaks. Work started shortly after the governor approved emergency roof repairs on June 30. Officials expect work to be done in a few weeks.
The amount of money spent on the repairs won’t exceed $40,000 and will cover inspectors, patching damaged sections and repairing damage to interior rooms. That damage is to four rooms on the mansion’s third floor.
The newspaper reports tarps cover the floor and furniture in the mansion’s Lincoln bedroom and plaster is visible with a bucket underneath to catch any falling debris.
State officials the damage isn’t affecting public tours.