Historic preservation projects would receive $4M for capital projects under Rauner budget
Only 0.05 percent of the governor's 2019 capital budget request would fund Illinois historic preservation projects, according to a state analysis.
In all, the budget includes $4 million for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which is a division of the Department of Natural Resources.
All the project funding comes from the capital development fund through the Capital Development Board.
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability analysis lists Gov. Bruce Rauner's funding priorities and analyzes how it would affect the state's long-term debt. Rauner included $7.8 billion for capital projects for 23 agencies.
Historical preservation capital projects
This list includes projects requiring new appropriations and do not include reappropriations for ongoing capital projects.
|Capital improvements at historical sites||$4,000,000||Includes Pullman Historic Site, Lincoln-Herndon Law Office, Cahokia Mounds, Dana Thomas House, Mount Pulaski, Old State Capitol, and Lincoln’s Tomb|