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Jumping for Joy

Modified: Friday, Jun 28th, 2013

Above is the skydiving group that jumped on Friday. Pictured from left to right are Mark and Jeanie Sparacino, Kim Whalen, Joanne Ganshirt, Joseph Merritt, Angela Camp and Paul Keller.

HILLCREST—Supporters and advocaters for the Village of Hillcrest’s recent solar energy project jumped for joy on Friday evening a at Chicagoland Skydiving Center as a celebratory act for the installation of the much-anticipated panels.

Village president Kim Whalen said that although she actively began shopping for solar energy alternatives/money savers for the village throughout the winter months, this project has been a goal for the past few years.

“Since I took office, I’ve always wanted to incorporate green energy into the village. I knew that wind turbines might not be a popular choice, as they require maintenance and are large, so solar energy panels were the practical option,” she said.

For the complete article see the 06-27-2013 issue.

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