A little more than a week before Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on federal charges, the doors of the Vandalia Statehouse – and other state historic sites – were closed as a result of Blagojevich’s budget cuts. On Saturday, the Statehouse doors were reopened.
But just how long that’s the case is still up in the air, considering the budget address by new Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday.
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency held a ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the reopening of the Vandalia Statehouse that morning.