RIchard Alsop

New doors at the Statehouse. (CBS)

Capitol Architect Defends $700K Doors Installed On Statehouse

Critics said the elegant but expensive copper doors are extravagant at a time when the state is broke and regular Illinoisans are struggling.


Gold-tipped black and white wingtips and a fallout shelter poster were among dozens of artifacts found in the State Capitol during renovations in late 2011. (Credit: Alex Degman)

Crews Find Several ‘Artifacts’ During Capitol Renovations

The Illinois State Capitol architect says dozens of artifacts have been discovered as crews continue tearing down walls in the building’s west wing during renovations at the statehouse.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Auditor: State Capitol Architect Lacks Long-Range Plans

The architect in charge at the Illinois State Capitol has come under fire for not properly planning for the future of the Capitol Complex.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2011