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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Illinois governor's mansion

illinois_governors_mansion.jpg

Well hidden and in need of some serious tree trimming. No one lives there. Fifth and Jackson, Springfield, Illinois.

Posted by Marie at May 17, 2007 11:51 PM

Comments

Why does no one live there?

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at May 18, 2007 8:33 AM

Ahahahahhaha, caption of the year!

Posted by: Bradjward at May 18, 2007 9:15 AM

Well, I would say that our governor prefers to drive or fly back and forth everyday from his home in Chicago. But, he rarely ever comes to Springfield, the seat of government of Illinois!

Posted by: Marie at May 18, 2007 9:26 AM

Speaking of mansions, Marie, I just noticed that the U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that will allow the National Park Service to enlarge the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (see -- wait long enough and there's a Prairie State connection). Here's the thing that's surprising to me in my near-perfect ignorance of Sandburg's life: The home site is in North Carolina (the site: http://www.nps.gov/carl/planyourvisit/index.htm). It's sort of a book-end to that Robert Todd Lincoln estate in ... Vermont, is it?

Posted by: Dan at May 23, 2007 2:07 PM