- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Historic Preservation Agency officials say renovation work at two Springfield historic sites is being affected by state budget negotiations.

A spokesman for the agency says work at the Old State Capitol and the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices is on hold because bids were never awarded due to uncertainty over the state budget.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register (https://bit.ly/1Ghlytd ) reports that about $500,000 worth of work at the Old State Capitol was supposed to begin last year, but the project had to be rebid when three bids were rejected and a fourth came in $140,000 over available funding. Bids also were accepted on a $1.1 million project to renovate the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices.

The spokesman says both projects will have to be rebid when a new budget is in place.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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