Illinois State Capitol Building http://wuis.org en Oversight Board Members Defend State Capitol Renovation Expenses http://wuis.org/post/oversight-board-members-defend-state-capitol-renovation-expenses <p></p><p>Members of a board overseeing renovations to the state Capitol are defending decisions to include ornate features that have raised eyebrows.</p><p>The four-person board says the inclusion of copper-plated doors and chandeliers was "a mere fraction of the work being done.'' They say the $50 million renovation was mostly about safety and followed all budget and procedural requirements.&nbsp;</p><p>Three sets of copper doors each cost $223,000 and the chandeliers cost $80,000.&nbsp; Gov. Pat Quinn has halted funding for future renovations until a review of the expenditures.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:26:25 +0000 Associated Press 8850 at http://wuis.org Oversight Board Members Defend State Capitol Renovation Expenses