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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Swallow Cliff gives nature lovers, workout warriors a lift »
Swallow Cliff gives nature lovers, workout warriors a lift Driving through the vast and typically packed Swallow Cli...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
For Fairview Park volunteer, a fierce dedication »
For Fairview Park volunteer, a fierce dedication Even after all these years, Ralph Monts hates seeing trash in his...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Go Fly a Kite in Wheaton Park District's Graf Park on May 6 »
Go Fly a Kite in Wheaton Park District's Graf Park on May 6 Spring brings blue skies, and the  Wheaton &nbs...
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...

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, April 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAPD Platform Bills Pass Chamber of Origin »
Legislative Update #13-2017 As we reported in Wednesday’s Legislative Update video, today marks the deadline for pass...
Friday, March 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Bill Deadline Today »
Legislative Update #10-2017 Representatives have just wrapped up one of the busiest weeks of the legislative session...
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...

Legal News
Monday, May 15, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Satisfy Open Meetings Act Training Requirement at IAPD Boot Camp »
IAPD Legal News #3-2017 As discussed in greater detail below, all newly elected board members must complete their Open...
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...