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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Monday, April 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naperville Park District lauded for conservation efforts by county, conservation group »
Naperville Park District lauded for conservation efforts by county, conservation group The  Naperville  ...
Monday, April 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Forest preserves volunteer talks about bat monitoring »
Forest preserves volunteer talks about bat monitoring Lake County Forest Preserves volunteer Christine Goyette tal...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Palatine Park District Preschool Program Celebrates 50 Years This Saturday »
Palatine Park District Preschool Program Celebrates 50 Years This Saturday P alatine  Park District's state-li...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plainfield Park District To Host Spring Fishing Derby »
Plainfield Park District To Host Spring Fishing Derby Children and teens are invited to dust off their fishing poles,...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bolingbrook Park District celebrates Week of the Young Child, April 22-27 »
Bolingbrook Park District celebrates Week of the Young Child, April 22-27 Join the Bolingbrook Park District celebr...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Monday, April 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Former commissioner remembered, former director praised »
Former commissioner remembered, former director praised Park commissioners voted Tuesday to name the roadway leadin...
Friday, April 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Glenview, Northbrook park districts offer new summer programs »
Glenview, Northbrook park districts offer new summer programs The  Glenview  and  Northbrook &nb...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HE Parks Board Hires New Executive Director »
HE Parks Board Hires New Executive Director The Park Board of Commissioners for the  Hoffman Estates  P...
Thursday, March 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Repede to retire from Sugar Grove Park District after 15 years »
Repede to retire from Sugar Grove Park District after 15 years It took repeated losses and years at the ballots be...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recreation management alum Tim Jaskiewicz credits career success to strong network »
Recreation management alum Tim Jaskiewicz credits career success to strong network Tim Jaskiewicz ‘06 has worked for...

Childhood Obesity
Thursday, July 19, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Poll: Americans say obesity a bigger problem than smoking »
Poll: Americans say obesity a bigger problem than smoking The percentage of people in the U.S. who say that obesity i...
Monday, July 16, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Playing Multiple Sports Helps Beat Teen Obesity »
Playing Multiple Sports Helps Beat Teen Obesity Being a team player may help teens tackle rising childhood obesity rates...
Friday, June 22, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Medical Assoc.: Require obesity education for kids »
American Medical Assoc.: Require obesity education for kids The American Medical Association on Wednesday put its weight...
Monday, June 11, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health advocates go sour on sugar »
Health advocates go sour on sugar The war on sugar is raging again.Sponsored LinksThis week, Walt Disney announced th...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lots to lose — How obesity is costing America »
Lots to lose — How obesity is costing America Soon after he was elected in 1960, John F. Kennedy made physical fitness...

Park Related News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Students help Living Lands wrap trees »
Students help Living Lands wrap trees Organized in assembly lines, students at Bettendorf Middle School spent thei...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAPD Announces New Member Benefit Through Partnership with SSCI »
IAPD Announces New Member Benefit Through Partnership with SSCI The Illinois Association of Park Districts works to p...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children »
The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children Many parents today spent their childhood riding their bikes and playing game...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Playgrounds for an Aging Population »
Playgrounds for an Aging Population At the new playground at the Marion Diehl Senior Center in Charlotte, N.C., a presc...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jogging in forest twice as good as trip to gym for mental health »
Jogging in forest twice as good as trip to gym for mental health A jog through a forest can cut the risk of suffering...

Legislative Issues
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Bill Deadline Today »
Legislative Update #7-2018 Lawmakers have just wrapped up one of the busiest weeks of the legislative session as toda...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
$2.6 Million in LWCF Grants Available »
Legislative Update #6-2018 Earlier this week, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced that it is...
Friday, November 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Complimentary Webinar on New Sexual Harassment Policy Requirements »
Legislative Update #31-2017 Yesterday, the Governor signed SB 402 / Public Act 100-0554 (Cullerton, J. / Mad...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Property Tax Freeze Follow Up »
Legislative Update #30-2017 As you know from last Thursday's Legislative Update, the General Assembly's Fall Veto Sessi...
Thursday, November 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Property Tax Freeze Stalls »
Legislative Update #29-2017 We are pleased to report that the final week of the Fall Veto Session has concluded withou...

Legal News
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Upholds Total Ban on Child Sex Offenders in Parks »
Legal News #3-2018 Last year, we updated you on a decision by an Illinois appellate court in People v. Pepitone...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Firearm Restricted Zones Outside Parks Declared Unconstitutional »
Legal News #2-2018 Late last week the Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion in People v. Chairez, 2018 IL 12141...
Friday, January 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Legal Updates Await at Conference »
Legal News #1-2018 Last month , we discussed the Illinois Supreme Court’s opinion in Corbett v. Lake County...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legal Symposium Registration Open »
Legal News #5-2017 IAPD's Legal Symposium is one of the best ways to make sure your agency is keeping up-to-date with...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Right to Close Parks Overnight »
Legal News #4-2017 In a case we have been closely following, last week the Illinois Supreme Court in People...