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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park districts, health department win award »
Park districts, health department win award The Illinois Association of Park Districts has awarded the Waukegan Park D...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lemont Park District, Lions Club Voted Partners Of The Year »
Lemont Park District, Lions Club Voted Partners Of The Year The Lemont Park District and Lemont Lions Club won a part...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oak Brook Park District Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation »
Oak Brook Park District Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation The  Oak Brook  Park Distric...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naperville Park District Volunteers Glean 750 Pounds of Produce to Donate to Loaves & Fishes »
Naperville Park District Volunteers Glean 750 Pounds of Produce to Donate to Loaves & Fishes On Tuesday, Oct. 10,...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Morgan Park garden lauded for helping make Chicago 'beautiful' and 'sustainable' »
Morgan Park garden lauded for helping make Chicago 'beautiful' and 'sustainable' It is a place where butterflies lin...

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
Friday, November 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Complimentary Webinar on New Sexual Harassment Policy Requirements »
Legislative Update #31-2017 Yesterday, the Governor signed SB 402 / Public Act 100-0554 (Cullerton, J. / Mad...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Property Tax Freeze Follow Up »
Legislative Update #30-2017 As you know from last Thursday's Legislative Update, the General Assembly's Fall Veto Sessi...
Thursday, November 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Property Tax Freeze Stalls »
Legislative Update #29-2017 We are pleased to report that the final week of the Fall Veto Session has concluded withou...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Property Tax Freeze on the Table for Veto Session Action »
Legislative Alert #27-2017 Both the House and Senate returned to the Capitol last week for the first week of the Fal...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
$40 Million in ITEP Grants Available »
Legislative Update #26-2017 Yesterday, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that it is now acce...

Legal News
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legal Symposium Registration Open »
Legal News #5-2017 IAPD's Legal Symposium is one of the best ways to make sure your agency is keeping up-to-date with...
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)...

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