Hundreds to attend dinner at Capitol ahead of inauguration
January 12, 2015 at 1:25 AM CST - Updated July 27 at 5:30 AM
SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP)
Guests are starting to arrive for a swanky evening event at the Illinois Capitol on the eve of Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's inauguration.
Attendees for the Sunday dinner include U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, several Illinois congressmen, state lawmakers and Archbishop Blaze Cupich of Chicago, who's expected to offer a prayer. The menu features a "deconstructed Caesar salad," marinated beef tenderloin and apple tart tatin.
Tables are set up outside the office that will be Rauner's after his swearing in on Monday. A jazz combo is playing music as guests arrive.
Rauner is expected to deliver remarks to the roughly 800 guests slated to attend the $1,000-a-plate dinner.
Each guest will receive a gift bag with a bottle of wine inside.
The event follows a cocktail reception at a nearby hotel.
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