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Granberg still hot on golf trail

June 16, 2009 at 02:30 PM

Kurt Granberg never had time to pursue his dream of a southern Illinois golf trail while he was at the helm of the Department of Natural Resources.

Then again, he only served as DNR director for 21 days before being replaced with Marc Miller once Gov. Pat Quinn took over.

But Granberg is still planning to pursue his golf trail. He told Mike Riopell of the Decatur Herald & Review he could have a course plan set up by the fall golf season.

“We thought we would use my position to bring this to closure,” he told Riopell. “I don’t know what’s going to happen now.”

The DNR is not interested in funding the project according to spokesman Chris McCloud.

Granberg said he might even consider using money from his campaign account to fund the trail.

Granberg earned a $40,000 boost to his pension after his stint with DNR.

Courses could include Governors Run in Carlyle, Annbriar in Waterloo, Stonewolf in Fairview Heights, Rend Lake in Whittington, Kokopelli near Marion and Gateway National in Madison.

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He can’t even see that what he and his buddy Blago did was wrong. It’s pathetic! I hope he catches a ball to the head and it knocks some sense into him.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/16 at 08:54 PM

Maybe he can take a few years of his well earned pension money and use it to get what he wants!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/17 at 09:31 AM

Maybe Mr. Kurt should take some of the $40,000 and build his own coarse and put on the trail. He could call it Granberg’s Pension Links. The put a sign you can see when you drive in saying thanks to all the stupid tax payers that made it all possible.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/17 at 09:40 AM

Irony would be if Granberg was driving by a golf course, his car hit by a stray drive, then veered head on into a herd of deer, that just ran out of the standing corn.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/17 at 01:07 PM

Very good guys. Very good. Somehow standing corn made it into a golf article. Excellent work. I like it when these posts make me laugh instead of making me hit the delete button.

Posted by Jeff Lampe on 06/17 at 02:27 PM

“Granberg earned a $40,000 boost to his pension after his stint with DNR.”

“Granberg earned” ???????

There is no way in this world that the word ‘earned’ should be in that sentence.

It should read something like “Granberg & Blago worked closely together to figure out a dirty scheme where for a campaign contribution, from Granberg to Blago, Kurt would be rewarded with a much higher paying state job, that would also pad his pension by some $40,000 yearly.”
LUCKILY, Pat Quinn knew to get this crocked politician, out of the head IDNR Job as soon as possible.
It is to bad that a couple other crocked Democrats still rewarded their fellow Democrat with the $40,000 padded pension, for 21 days of serves, for a gob he was NEVER confirmed to do.
My wife works for a non-profit org, that is heavily state funded. They just let 19 employees go yesterday, do to the expected state cuts. Some of those employees had been their over 20 years.
Of those 19 employees, I think every single one of them probably made less then $40,000 YEARLY.
In my book, Granberg is pretty much a poor excuse of a human being

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/17 at 09:55 PM

I just shot coffee out my nose laughing!!! Standing corn…. That’s too funny.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/17 at 11:01 PM

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