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Palen: ‘I am aware that these are difficult times’

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT
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Bill Palen, Dixon

My wife, Renie, and I live at 909 Brinton Ave. in Dixon. We have three children and three grandchildren. I received a bachelor of arts degree from Loras College. 

I am retired from the insurance and real estate businesses. I have been a past exalted ruler of the Dixon Elks Lodge, past president of the Dixon Noon Lions club, past president of the Ogle-Lee Crime Stoppers, and a member of the Dixon Moose Lodge.

I served as a director of the Dixon water board, and I have served on the United Way and the Petunia Festival boards. 

As a county board member, I have served on various committees such as finance, solid waste, properties, and liaison for the tourism council.

I am aware that these are difficult times for all of us; therefore, it would appear to be improper to take a premature position on future decisions without exploring all the options thoroughly. 

I have lived in Dixon most of my life, and I look forward to, once again, serving the people of Lee County. Thank you for your support.

 

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