EDUCATION

B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1973

OFFICE

Springfield, IL

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(217) 652-3866

Allen Grosboll

Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advocate

Allen Grosboll is the legislative director and a senior policy advocate at ELPC, working on clean energy, transportation, and natural resources policies. Al has worked in and around Illinois state government for nearly five decades. He served as deputy chief of staff for Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar and also as the governor’s senior advisor on environment, education, and natural resources issues. Gov. Edgar appointed Al to be Illinois’ flood response coordinator overseeing the state’s response to the Great Flood of 1993. From 1983 through 1991, Al was deputy secretary of state and chief of staff for the Illinois secretary of state, an office of 4,000 employees. Previously, he served as director of the Illinois Motor Vehicles Department. Al also served as director of the Illinois Mine Reclamation Agency, overseeing clean-up of the state’s abandoned mine sites. Al worked four years for the Illinois House of Representatives staffing Higher Education and Environmental Committees.

WHAT’S A PLACE YOU LOVE IN THE MIDWEST?

Galena, Illinois. I have been visiting Galena and Northwest Illinois for 45 years. The region is part of the Driftless Area; it has beautiful rolling hills and protected natural areas. The City of Galena is a wonderful community with many 19th Century buildings, great food, and much history.

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO THIS WORK?

Since the first Earth Day 50 years ago, I have worked to improve environmental protection and reduce pollution. I care about protecting air and water quality and precious natural resources such as nature preserves. Our work at ELPC saves lives and improves quality of life for all.

EXPLORE Allen'S WORK AT ELPC

Projects

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Wild & Natural Places Protecting Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Clean Transportation Opposing Highway Boondoggles

Resources

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Factsheets Illinois Solar Resources