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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
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...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Awards Handed Out To Buffalo Grove Park District »
Awards Handed Out To Buffalo Grove Park District The Buffalo Grove Park District and one of its staff members recently re...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women's vote helped create flourishing 100-year-old Waukegan Park District »
Women's vote helped create flourishing 100-year-old Waukegan Park District The first few times  Waukegan  ...
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free plots at Joliet Park District's organic garden available to veterans »
Free plots at Joliet Park District's organic garden available to veterans There are already free, open garden plots ava...
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Volunteer of the Year takes people back to state's early days »
Volunteer of the Year takes people back to state's early days The people of Orland Park may know John Nerren as the ret...

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, 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...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSLAD and PARC Grants Released »
Legislative Update #21-2016 We have some very exciting news to share with the IAPD membership!
Monday, August 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAPD Platform Bill Signed Into Law »
Legislative Update #20-2016 We have some great news to start your week. Governor Rauner has signed HB 4536 / Publi...

Legal News
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,...
Thursday, July 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder: Important Deadline for New Commissioners »
Legal News #3-2015 Within 90 days after taking the oath of office, all newly elected board members such as park commi...

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