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City hopes state accepts anonymous donation to keep Statehouse open

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

The city of Vandalia is hopeful that the state will accept a gift from an anonymous donor and reopen the Vandalia Statehouse.

The Statehouse was among the state historic sites that were shuttered at the end of the day on Sunday as a result of state budget cuts.

Mayor Rick Gottman said Wednesday that an individual has donated to the Old Capitol Foundation enough money to pay the salary of the full-time Statehouse employee that was laid off as a result of the budget cuts.


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