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National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at ...
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National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at age 16, he was published on the editorial pages of local weekly newspapers. His eight-year enlistment in the USAF included assignments with SAC HQ and with Headquarters Command, where his duties included work as head illustrator for the Presidential Inaugural Subcommittee and providing briefing charts for the White House and support for Air Force One. As part of NATO in Operation Looking Glass with the Airborne Command Post, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Dave's newspaper honors include awards from UPI, New England Press Association, International Association of Business Communicators, The Associated Press and Massachusetts Press Association. His work has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize. His pastimes and interests include history, wood carving, antique tractors and Swedish language studies.
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University of Illinois Extension Staff



University of Illinois Extension Local Government Information & Education Network and the Illinois Association of County Board Members and Commissioners (IACBMC) will offer a local government program, “Siting and Permitting Wind Farms in Illinois, Lessons Learned from Local Officials” on Thursday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m.  The program will feature Dr. David Loomis from Illinois State University Center for Renewable Energy, William Shay, attorney and member of the Illinois Wind Energy Working Group, and Rick Bowen from Ford County Board.



 



University of Illinois Extension Local Government Information & Education Network and the Illinois Association of County Board Members and Commissioners (IACBMC) will offer a local government program, “Siting and Permitting Wind Farms in Illinois, Lessons Learned from Local Officials” on Thursday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m.  The program will feature Dr. David Loomis from Illinois State University Center for Renewable Energy, William Shay, attorney and member of the Illinois Wind Energy Working Group, and Rick Bowen from Ford County Board.



 



The state of Illinois has established incentives for renewable energy and as well as a renewable portfolio standard (25 percent by 2025) with a 75 percent requirement for wind energy. Although no statewide requirements exist, Illinois has developed county and municipal codes that establish jurisdiction over wind farm development and regulation. It is very important that stakeholders and decision makers are aware of the impacts of wind energy for their communities.  Drawing from both personal and professional experiences the panel will provide an overview of current practices and opportunities for wind energy development in Illinois.



 



The event is from 3:00-5:00 and will be broadcast over a statewide audio-teleconference system through Illinois county Extension offices.  Locally, the audio-teleconference will be held at University of Illinois Extension, 321 West 2nd Avenue, Milan, IL 61264.  Those registered in the Certified County Officials (CCO) Program may be eligible to receive two credit hours for attending.

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