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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Park Ridge Park District Recognizes John Tunnell »
The Park Ridge Park District Recognizes John Tunnell At the March 2, 2017 meeting of the Park Ridge Park District Bo...
Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Volunteers to give new life to used Euclid Square Park playground equipment »
Volunteers to give new life to used Euclid Square Park playground equipment With Euclid Square Park due to undergo a...
Monday, March 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nelson Park ropes course will open April 1 »
Nelson Park ropes course will open April 1 A high ropes course will available for use at Nelson Park next to Overlo...
Monday, March 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successful Partnership for Lake Bluff Cross Country Skiing »
Successful Partnership for Lake Bluff Cross Country Skiing In  October 2016, the Lake Bluff Nordic Ski Club...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Geneva Park District Receives Award From Statewide Associations »
Geneva Park District Receives Award From Statewide Associations The Geneva Park District has been recognized as an Ill...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retiring parks and rec director reflects on role »
  Retiring parks and rec director reflects on role In 1976, when John Curran started working in the...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rockford Park District director Tim Dimke receives lifetime achievement award »
Rockford Park District director Tim Dimke receives lifetime achievement award Tim Dimke began his career at the Rockfor...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAPD Awards Commissioner Penelope Randel With A State Award »
IAPD Awards Commissioner Penelope Randel With A State Award The Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) recogniz...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Longtime Golf Maine Park Board President Mike Yesner Dies »
Longtime Golf Maine Park Board President Mike Yesner Dies Longtime Golf Maine Park Dist. board president Mike Yesner died...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shout Out: Libby Baker, recreation booster »
Shout Out: Libby Baker, recreation booster Libby Baker says much of her life has revolved around recreation. 

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
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...
Tuesday, June 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free Recycling Bins for Parks, Athletic Fields, Waterfront Parks »
Free Recycling Bins for Parks, Athletic Fields, Waterfront Parks The DCEO Office of Energy and Recycling has asked IAPD...
Friday, October 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mighty oak's legacy could depend on statewide efforts to save it »
Mighty oak's legacy could depend on statewide efforts to save it Lauded through the ages as a symbol of strength, the mi...
Friday, February 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Leader Jim Durkin Named Legislator of the Year »
Leader Jim Durkin Named Legislator of the Year Representative Jim Durkin of Western Springs was presented with the I...

Legislative Issues
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bills Move through Committee Process »
Legislative Update #7-2017 Both the House and Senate returned to the Capitol on Tuesday this week for a flurry of com...
Friday, March 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Grand Bargain »
Legislative Update #6-2017 The Senate returned to the Capitol this week while House members were back in their le...
Friday, January 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers Return to the Capitol »
Legislative Update 2-2017 Lawmakers returned to the Capitol this week for a joint session to hear Governor Rauner de...
Friday, December 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Permanent Property Tax Freeze Proposed »
  Legislative Update #23-2016   Yesterday, the General Assembly concluded its Fall Veto Session....
Tuesday, August 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Takes Final Action on Spring Session Bills »
Legislative Update #22-2016 The deadline has now officially passed for Governor Rauner to take action on all bills th...

Legal News
Thursday, March 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent Court Cases Impact IAPD Member Agencies »
Legal News #2-2017 This time of year in the midst of the General Assembly’s spring session, special attention is paid...
Monday, December 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attention Attorneys: Obtain Up to 8 CLE Credits »
Legal News #6-2016 We are pleased to announce that IAPD will once again be offering Continuing Legal Education (CLE)...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legal Symposium Registration Open »
Legal News #5-2016 With political ads and campaign signs popping up everywhere, most eyes are on the November 8 th G...
Friday, September 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Opportunities for Local Counsel »
Legal News #4-2016 Illinois is one of a number of states with legislation prohibiting discrimination based on gender i...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rule »
Legal News #2-2016   The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued the new federal overtime rule for executive,...

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