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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
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...
Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Planting seeds of hope for teens in the Forest Preserves »
Planting seeds of hope for teens in the Forest Preserves This summer, the Cook County Forest Preserve District i...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
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...
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...

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
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...
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...

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...