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Granberg discusses DNR appointment

January 21, 2009 at 09:20 PM

Fresh off a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C. this week for President Obama’s inauguration, Kurt Granberg was tired but ready to talk Wednesday evening.

Granberg was appointed as director of the Department of Natural Resources late last Friday afternoon, in a move that surprised even the long-time southern Illinois politician. After nearly a year of waiting for the announcement, Granberg was surprised when a reporter called to tell him he finally had the $133,000 per year DNR job.

But by Wednesday, moments after leaving the airport in St. Louis, Granberg was ready to discuss his new role and his plans for the DNR.

“We’re going to take things in a different direction and I’m going to be an unabashed advocate of the DNR. I’m going to be an aggressive advocate,” said Granberg, whose term is set to run through January of 2011. “From my knowledge of the legislative process I think I can be an asset to DNR. I know how to get things done. Not that many people have the experience I do in terms of bringing different groups together and coming to consensus.”

Granberg, 55, served in the House of Representatives since 1987 and was assistant majority leader under Speaker Michael Madigan. He resigned his seat before the House voted Jan. 9 to impeach Blagojevich. Born June 16, 1953 in Breese, Granberg attended the University of Illinois, where he studied political science and criminal justice. He also attended The Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Granberg bristled at the idea that his appointment was somehow tainted since it came after Gov. Blagojevich’s impeachment.

“I was supposed to be appointed more than a year ago,” Granberg said. “So I’m not going to address that. There’s too many serious issues to be addressed at DNR. It’s been a tough year for DNR.”

That it has taken this long for Granberg to be named is indeed a surprise, since his pending appointment was the worst-kept secret in Springfield. Granberg even bought a second house in Springfield last summer in preparation for taking over the DNR job. Asked why the appointment took so long, Granberg could only speculate. “I don’t know, I really don’t know,” he said.

Asked why the appointment came now, with Gov. Blagojevich’s status in limbo, Granberg could again only speculate. “I know (acting director) Sam Flood has been having back problems. He’s been wanting to get out badly.”

The timing of Granberg’s appointment has raised questions regarding how long he will remain in the position should Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn take over for Blagojevich. When Kevin McDermott of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch asked Granberg if he had talked to Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn about working for him, Granberg laughed and said, “Pat and I don’t get along.”

On Wednesday, Granberg had changed his tune some. He conceded that he and Quinn have been at odds over the years, dating all the way back to a campaign several years ago involving Quinn and Jim Donnewald, one of Granberg’s former partners in a law firm. But Granberg said he could work with Quinn, should Blagojevich be removed from office, as many expect will happen.

“I think we’ve both matured over the years and hopefully (Quinn) would come in with an open mind and I will come in with an open mind,” Granberg said.

When he starts on the job Thursday afternoon, Granberg said his first priorities will be to set up meetings with various conservation groups to help steer his agenda.

“I’m not an expert, but I’m smart enough to know I’m not an expert,” Granberg said. “I want to solicit input from all partners. That’s my top priority. I want to reach out to those groups.”

Granberg said he has been quail hunting numerous times, but has not gone in the past year since he had a shotgun stolen out of his gun cabinet. The Breese native said he has spent more time fishing in his life. “I grew up fishing in farm ponds for bluegill and bass all the way to fishing on the Kaskaskia River for catfish,” he said. “I’ve never been hawging though. We’ve got people in my district who go hawging and tell me it’s a good time. But I’ve never gone along with them.”

He also has plans to open an Abraham Lincoln Golf Trail in southern Illinois. The trail would be modeled after the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama, which draws visitors for overnight stays as they move from course to course, eating at different restaurants and staying at hotels. In this case, Granberg is pushing for golfers to state in lodges on state parks.  “We’re esentially ready to go with this,” Granberg said.

Granberg said he had presented the golf trail plan to the Department of Tourism and to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, but was unable to make headway with those agencies.  That’s interesting, since there are reports that the DNR job was not Granberg’s top choice. According to Kurt Erickson of the Bloomington Pantagraph, “The 55-year-old Carlyle Democrat had hoped to land a job at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, but got the DNR job instead.”

In regards to reopening closed parks, Granberg said he needs more time to evaluate the situation. “I think we have to go park by park and look at usage, revenue and quality. If a park is not being used very much, that may not be a priority.” Overall, though, he does not favor closing parks, noting that in difficult economic times those public areas become even more important to residents.

Granberg said he is also very aware of problems regarding proposed sweeps of dedicated funds that could jeopardize up to $16 million in federal funding this year. “We can’t afford to jeopardize those federal funds,” he said.

Eventually, Granberg said he would like to visit every state park and natural area and meet with site managers.

Not all observers want Granberg to stay in his position long enough to make those visits. Many have been critical of his lack of a background in natural resources. Granberg is aware of the criticisms, even alluding to the fact that some have called him a “political hack.”

“I understand people are frustrated. People in my district are worried and frustrated. And I don’t blame them,” he said. “But I think they’ll be reassured after I’ve had a chance to talk to them. I think people will see that I can do a good job. I think my reputation is intact in Springfield in both chambers of the House.”

Granberg said one example of his work in regards to natural resources was his stance against clear-cutting of timber next to waterways. “Because I’m concerned about our waterways and the quality of our streams,” he said. Granberg worked with Prairie Rivers in 2000 to help pass House Bill 3093, which made it illegal for landowners to clearcut trees along the state’s largest rivers, also known as public, or navigable, waterways. Granberg said that bill was against the wishes of the Illinois Farm Bureau.

 

 

 

 

 

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What a dissapointment!!!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 09:44 PM

Why did he resign his seat at the House?
I don’t think he is very surprised at all.
I think Rod “owes” it to him, and it was now or ...???

 
Oh, to be a fly on the wall, or a bug in the lamp.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 10:21 PM

He won’t be in the seat long enough to warm it up.
Quinn won’t have this guy heading the DNR.  A golf trail, thats what Illinois needs, you can tell where his priorities are.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/21 at 10:33 PM

Illinois is already littered with numerous bike trails, but what the heck is a golf trail.

Granberg has been promised this job for well over a year now.  I guess we’ll see more of the same.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 12:10 AM

A golf trail?!?!?  Great interview Jeff.  I can see that this guy knows nothing about the DNR. ” I haven’t quail hunted this year because my shotgun was stolen.”  What? ” I’ve been fishing, but I’ve never been hawging.”  Thanks again Rod.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 01:07 AM

A golf trail? You got to be kidding.If these are your priorities,then I am Elmer Fudd!!I think that Mr.Kurt needs to visit all of the parks like he said and talk to all of the groups of interest he can and determine what needs to be done with the DNR.These are his priorities.Collect on the knowledge of the people of Illinois all their wants and interest then transform them into something.I do know that we are broke in monies and it’s going to be a long road.But a golf course?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 07:08 AM

I think he needs to stick with the issues of the DNR. I get tired of buying deer permits and having the land I alredy got permision to hunt leased out from under me.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 07:08 AM

What a joke! Come now Mr. Granbeg a new direction, it’s obvious you don’t have the intrests of the sportsmen and women in mind, I mean after all what makes you think after being basically rejected by the Departments of Tourism, Commerce and Economic Oppertunity your going to use the DNR to get your pet golf course project funded? What about the funding for the closed parks, oh wait you’ll have to evaluate the situation, if the parks are under utilized they may not be a priority,wow I wonder how many people will be using your golf course during the winter months? Are you planning on employing the laid off DNR employes from the parks at the golf course? Your appointment in Blagos darkest hour as well as your resignation before the impeahcment vote among other things,sure has a foul smell to it. Sorry Mr Granberg but from where I’m sitting you sure don’t look to be the person for this job!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 07:34 AM

Evidently Granburg thinks he has the Senate vote in his pocket. Perhaps he does. If so I will post the vote on which Senators voted and how they voted. At that point we can REDLINE the Senators who voted in favor of this appointment. For me a vote in favor is a vote for “Blago” and that doesn’t set very well.
Another point which stood out was his insistence that he would move forward with the “Abraham Lincoln Golf Trai” in Southern Illinois. That sounds like a page out of “BLAGO’S” book. By Granberg’s own admission he ask for help from the Div. of Tourism and from the Div. of Commerce and Economic Oppurtunity and got none from them. He did sponsor a House Resolution requiring DCEO to study the proposal a couple of years ago. Sounds like what they found did not justify it’s existence. This proposal should be the responsibility of Tourism and DCEO not the IDNR. Who is going to fund this unless Tourism and the DCOE do. YOUR GOT IT.  He just can’t take no for an answer just like YOU KNOW WHO!
I will be working on this all day and as news developes I will update this post.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 07:43 AM

He should be arrested for not having that shotgun fully secured. I am sure there is some Chicago school student who got shot because of that missing duck gun.
You guys do realize that their is a bill every year at the state and federal level that would make having a gun stolen from your house a crime against you.
DNR developing a golf trail, where to even begin with that one? Golfers staying in state parks? LMAO that is good one Yes someone who has a $1500 set of irons, a $450 driver, and who uses $60 a dozen golf balls will want to pitch a tent in a state park and eat hormel chilli at the only greasy spoon in town. Mr. Granberg knows about as much about golfing as he does about the outdoors. We are collectively screwed if this guys appointment gets cemented.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 07:51 AM

Phone calls…not e-mails to state senators opposing the appointment.
First & foremost,call your local state senator, but also call:
Sen. John Cullerton, Senate Majority leader
Sen. Christine Radogno, Minority leader
Lt Gov. Pat Quinn
We have to let these persons know how we feel. In addition to the Granberg appt., take the opportunity to let them know the $9.25 million of dedicated funds swept out of DNR doesn’t set well with Illinois outdoorsmen/sportsmen either.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 08:27 AM

Granberg seems to use the same thought process as Blago.
Blago wanted to expand Illinois’ health care system, when the state can’t pay the bills of the one that already exists.
Granberg wants to venture into golf/tourism, in a department that has been stripped of its management professionals, raped financially, and put on a back burner and neglected the last six years.
How about getting state properties re-opened?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 10:41 AM

Good interview Jeff- there is a lot about the man exposed in his answers in regard to his thought process.

The followup question though is: Rep Granberg, if you are so tied into and knowlegable about the legislature, and want to help the DNR, where have you been during the past 6 years?

Actions as well as in-action speak louder than words.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 11:51 AM

Are you kidding me? Can this guy even spell conservation? Let me guess what the name on the golf trail will be???????? Illinois politics go on and on. Its time to move to a different state.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 03:25 PM

This thing is building and building. THE AUDUBON SOCIETY has joined the fight asking that the Senate reject the nomination. The support for rejection is State wide and across the board as far as consituency groups of the IDNR are concerned. As I’ve told you before, someimes you have to stand beside those that you don’t always agree with to accomplish a goal. This is a good example. 
As for now we have to keep up the pressure.
I agree with EYESWIDEOPEN that phone calls are best, second only to in person lobbying. Right now the Senators all have a full plate with everything going on in Springfeild. It is going to be very hard to reach them directly. An e-mail followed with a phone call to confirm that they got it and then ask the Senators assistant to please give it to the Senator so he or she can read it in your words rather than some non-informed assistant telling him you called. At this point anything you can do will help.
I really appreciate how you folks have responded to this ridiculous situation. It’s makes an old man’s heart beat a little faster knowing that there are lots of you out there who care as much about the well being of the DOC/IDNR as I have for over 40 years. I have been very fortunate to have lived a great life in this State and a good portion of the great memories are a result of the hard work done by the people within that agency.
On a lighter note - I WONDER IF JESSE WHITE NEEDS TO SIGN THAT NOMINATION?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 05:38 PM

A golf Trail. Great idea, Kurt. After that’s done, why don’t we bulldoze the Des Plaines Conservation Area and put in polo grounds?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 05:58 PM

While writing and calling request to our Senators to put a stop to Blagobitch putting anyone else in a position until this is all said and done. He got Burris through, we will probablly have to deal with this Golf nut as well. Wow blows my mind we close several fantastic parks as well as historic sites and now were going golfing??? What the hells next? Can someone post the phone numbers to call please?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 10:06 PM

“I’m not a expert, but I’m smart enough to know I’m not a expert!!!!! Wow we are in trouble folks!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/22 at 10:15 PM

I’m not an expert, but I’m smart enough to know a crooked politician when I see one.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/23 at 06:00 AM

Yea good old IL. what a state. Deer, stamp. duck stamp, ginsing stamp, $25 to shoot a pheasant thats if you get drawn,habitant stamp,fishing license,gun permit, next boys it will be a mushroom stamp and for Gods sake don’t take your huntin dog on state grounds for a walk. Now we get a guy who wants to build a golf trail. Why don’t we get a guy that wants to build some hedge rows then maybe we would see a Quail. Yea good old IL.  Jerry King

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/23 at 09:47 AM

In response to GA79’s request for phone number…go to the website Illinois.gov and find your state senator’s local and Springfield office numbers. Beginning Monday 1/26, the Senators are scheduled to be in Springfield for two weeks for the Blago impeachment trial. A good time to call IMO. In addition to your local state senator, call the Senate President John Cullerton(who was quoted as saying the Granberg appointment should sail through)and let hm know how you feel. Also Senate Minority leader Christine Radogno should be called to bolster support for a “NAY” vote.


Here are the numbers. Senator Cullerton 217-782-7260
              Senator Radogno 217-782-9407

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/23 at 11:11 AM

When calling Lt Gov. Pat Quinn’s office remember he doesn’t have a vote in the senate, but you can make your purpose of the call known and respectfully request for any assistance that his office can lend to the defeat of Granberg’s appointment.

Lt.Gov. Pat Quinn Chicago# 312-814-5220
            Springfield# 217-782-7884

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/23 at 11:37 AM

I WILL VOTE AGAINST MY SENATOR,GARY FORBY IF HE VOTES FOR THIS GUY,IT’S THAT SIMPLE

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/23 at 07:16 PM

Don’t waste your calls to Pat Quinn. Trust me, he is well aware of this situation.

Posted by Jeff Lampe on 01/23 at 10:18 PM

Senator Forby… theres a true supporter of the deer herd.  Check out all the bills he’s introduced or supported over the past several years.  High powered rifles in gun season.  Increased number of gun days (adding a whole week).  No more 2 buck limit.

Posted by KC-IBS on 01/23 at 10:28 PM

Jeff - I disagree - keep the phone calls coming!!!  If the senate does approves this man, then Pat Quin, when he takes office, will be the only one left to get rid of Grandberg.  Keep up the pressure guys!!  Don’t let up till we get this guy out. 

Too many goofy things are going on in Springfield to take for granted that any politician will do the right thing.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/24 at 08:11 AM

It looks as if we are stuck between a rock and a hard place, unless the impeachment trial is short and swift and Quinn acts quickly upon being sworn in.

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MT. VERNON — Former Representative Kurt Granberg will be seeing an increase in his state pension of more than $43,000 — without State Senate approval.

“His increase in pension is more than most of the people in my district earn in a year,” said State Sen. John O. Jones (R-Mt. Vernon).

Granberg was appointed as the director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on Jan. 16, after the Senate had recessed and gone home from Springfield, Jones said. Although the appointment has to be confirmed by the Senate, Granberg will be earning a salary of $133,000 as the acting director.

“It’s very frightening what his salary is going to be,” Jones said. “Sam Flood has been the acting director since 2005 making $106,000. The governor is giving Granberg an additional $27,000 in salary, and why, I don’t know.”

There is also no way the appointment can come before the Senate and keep Granberg from earning the $133,000.

“We have to receive a formal announcement from the governor that he wants the appointment to be confirmed,” Jones explained. “He doesn’t have to do that at any point, that’s how Sam Flood has been the acting director for so long. Also, we’re conducting an impeachment trial in the Senate, and there isn’t an appointments committee formed yet. We don’t know who will be assigned to the committee and the schedule for the committee hasn’t been made. The regular session doesn’t start until Feb. 5, and that’s when the committees are named. Then it takes time to formalize a schedule.”

By the time the Senate concludes its trial and the committees are assigned and schedules confirmed — if a formal request for confirmation of the appointment is approved — Granberg will have already served long enough to ensure his pension increase.

Jones said in 1994 the Legislature moved to stop former legislators from benefiting from taking state jobs when it passed a law to freeze the pensions. However, Granberg, who has served 22 years as a state representative, was not included in the freeze, but continues under the previous pension rules.

“We shouldn’t be rewarding legislators with higher pensions,” Jones said. “He’s said he’s not [taking the IDNR] position for the money. If that’s the case, he should have accepted the position with the salary he was earning as a legislator.”

“We can’t continue to let these things go on,” Jones said. “Yet these things keep going on.”

In addition to the salary and pension issues, Jones said he objects to Granberg’s appointment under a governor facing impeachment.

“This is the same thing as went on when Roland Burris was appointed to be a U.S. Senator,” Jones said. “People said the appointment was tainted. Here’s a governor who is going though an impeachment trial, and 10 days earlier appoints a state representative to be the director of the Department of Natural Resources.

“It’s disturbing,” Jones continued. “I am going to be introducing legislation that a governor impeached, facing criminal charges or arrested can not make appointments.”

As a state representative, Granberg was earning $85,000 annually, and after 20 years was eligible to receive 85 percent of his annual income in retirement pension. Each of the two years Granberg has served over the 20 years entitled him to a 3 percent annual cost of living increase which means he would receive 91 percent of his annual income of the last salary amount he was earning in a state position.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/24 at 10:54 AM

I agree with Hawk.
Has Pat Quinn publicly stated that he will fire Kurt Granberg, if/when he is appointed ?????
Till that happens. Keep the pressure on him too.
I don’t trust the Senate to not accept Kurt Granberg, any more then the US senate to accept Burris’s appointment.
Sounds all to familiar, hu ???
Pat Quinn can end all speculation & tell the Senate point blank, that he will fire Granberg & hire a well qualified IDNR director, as soon as he is in office.
He needs to tell them that it will only waste thousands of more dollars of tax payers money & our IDNR’s time to let this politician, just fill this job temporarily.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/24 at 11:06 AM

Eyeswideopen.
We must of been posting at the same time. Good info.
Sounds like Blago & Kurt Granberg both know how to work the system in our state. Granberg knows full well what he is doing by rushing in and accepting this job & all the money that goes with it, for the rest of his life.
Kurt Granberg is showing his true colors.
Very sad !!!
Sounds like their may be nothing anyone can do to stop this greedy act by Granberg & Blago.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/24 at 11:26 AM

Don’t tell me you are “going to be an unabashed advocate of the DNR” Tell me what you have already done to be an advocate for the DNR. What has he done to help the outdoors sportsmen and women in Illinois???? He has 133,000 reasons why he is GOING to be an advocate but what has he done to help us????? Maybe Jeff Lampe can shed some light on his past voting records that involve the DNR. To me this looks like another stuffed shirt politician looking to line his own pockets with our money. As a sportsman, taxpayer and voter of this state, I have had enough of this BS. Lets get someone in charge that really cares about wildlife and sportsmen!!!!!!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/24 at 02:44 PM

This is sad, Illinois has gone too hell, And it just keeps getting worse!!!!!

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/25 at 02:01 AM

What a disgrace. There’s no way Quinn will keep Granberg in the job, especially if he plans to run for governor. Granberg knows that. But he also knows he’ll get the pension hike regardless—just by serving one day as IDNR director. I live in Granberg’s district and know that he’s just like his left-wing, Chicago buddies/crooks. He shows up once a year at a celebrity quail hunt to shmooze with campaign donors, and I doubt that he’s touched a rod-and-reel since he was a kid in the fishing derby.
Not only is he getting the outrageous pension, he’s been withdrawing big chunks recently (up to $50,000 at a time) from his campaign war chest. Go to the state’s campaign finance disclosure Web site and check out the activity in his political fund: trip to the Obama inauguration, trips all over the country, purchases of artworks, a car, etc. Wonder if all the people who gave him donations know that?
It’s a sad state of affairs in Illinois government. Next election, make sure you’re an informed voter.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/25 at 02:17 AM

$$$$ talks B.S. walks….........Granberg is a prime example…....

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/25 at 10:54 PM

my understanding of the pension situation, is that Granberg has to serve at least 26 days…if thats the case the battle isn’t over yet!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/26 at 11:51 AM

I JUST RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM SENATOR FRANK WATSON STATING THE TIME GRANBERG HAS TO SERVE IS 23 DAYS. THAT IS THREE DIFFERENT TIME LENGTHS I HAVE HEARD FROM SPRINGFIELD. WATSON WENT ON TO SAY THERE IS A SENATE APPOINTMENT COMMITTE WHICH WILL REVIEW THE APPOINTMENT AND THEN BRING IT TO THE FULL SENATE. HE IS HOPEFUL THAT WILL BE DONE WITHIN THE 23 DAYS. ONE THING IN OUR FAVOR “BLAGO” IS IN NEW YORK RATHER THAN HERE STRNGING THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OUT. I HEARD THIS MORNING THEY ARE LOOKING AT 2 TO 4 DAYS FOR IT TO BE OVER. THEY WILL THEN VOTE TO BAN “BLAGO” FROM EVER RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE AGAIN.

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