I think stories like this give the impression that the Executive Mansion in Springfield was shuttered during the Blagojevich administration because the governor didn’t live there. That simply isn’t true. I attended business function there last fall. I’m not sure if there were regular tours available to the public but the Mansion could be rented by the public for use. Still, I appreciate Governor Quinn’s meet-and-greet effort. It does show a new openness and certainly goes a long way toward mending hurt feelings among Springfieldians.