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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Teens Graduate From Cook County Forest Preserve Program »
Teens Graduate From Cook County Forest Preserve Program   Darias Mohead, 17, signs another teen’s T-sh...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wolf Pack Youth Hockey Program Granted $20,000 »
Wolf Pack Youth Hockey Program Granted $20,000 The  Hoffman Estates  Park District (HE Parks) was awarded...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Schaumburg Park District recognized for employee health and wellness »
Schaumburg Park District recognized for employee health and wellness S chaumburg  Park District has received the...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special needs kids have a special day at Splashdown Water Park Saturday »
Special needs kids have a special day at Splashdown Water Park Saturday Hundreds of families with special needs cam...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DeKalb Park District's public hearings gather input for nature trail’s future »
DeKalb Park District's public hearings gather input for nature trail’s future Courtney Marshall of DeKalb said she...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Executive Director Bostrom Set To Retire In Spring 2018 »
Executive Director Bostrom Set To Retire In Spring 2018 Dean Bostrom, Executive Director for the Hoffman Estates Par...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SEASPAR executive director bids agency farewell »
SEASPAR executive director bids agency farewell Susan Friend has no plans to live a quiet retired life. The ex...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FOSS PARK DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS TRAIN AT STATEWIDE SEMINAR »
FOSS PARK DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS TRAIN AT STATEWIDE SEMINAR Kenneth Robinson and Vance D. Wyatt, commissioners of the...
Thursday, June 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finances are Strong Suit for New Springfield Zoo Director »
Finances are Strong Suit for New Springfield Zoo Director While cities like Chicago and St. Louis have some impress...
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...

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, 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...
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...

Legislative Issues
Monday, September 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Sex Offender Certification for Certain Volunteers »
Legislative Update #25-2017 Late Friday the Governor signed HB 786 / PA 100-472 (Andrade, J., Jr. / Mart...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Another IAPD Platform Bill Signed into Law »
Legislative Update #24-2017 The House is scheduled to return to the Capitol today to consider school funding reform...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAPD Platform Bill Signed Into Law »
Legislative Update #23-2017 This afternoon, Governor Rauner signed IAPD Platform bill HB 3120 (Demmer, T. / Bivi...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers Return for Special Session »
Legislative Update #19-2017 Both the House and Senate returned to the Capitol on Wednesday this week to begin a 10-da...
Thursday, June 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest Developments from the Capitol »
Legislative Update #18-2017 Both the House and Senate adjourned the regularly scheduled Spring Session late last nigh...

Legal News
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...
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...

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