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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Des Plaines History Center Honors Park District's 100t Museum, Overlook Deck wins state award »
Des Plaines History Center Honors Park District's 100th Anniversary The Des Plaines History Center is proud to annou...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Community Spirit Brings Centennial Beach to Life »
Community Spirit Brings Centennial Beach to Life "May I have your attention please?" Safety is number one at Centenn...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summer camps offer outdoor, educational options »
Summer camps offer outdoor, educational options If you’re looking for a way to provide summer fun and learning,&...
Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park District's $670,000 Property Acquisition To Expand The Grove »
Park District's $670,000 Property Acquisition To Expand The Grove The Glenview Park District announced it paid $670...
Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County to offer veterans free camping »
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County to offer veterans free camping The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County will...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Wednesday, May 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Batavia hires new communications chief »
Batavia hires new communications chief It was not very long ago that Griffin Price was performing on the stage at...
Friday, April 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Forever Home: Macomb Park District Director Rachel Lenz »
Forever Home: Macomb Park District Director Rachel Lenz For Macomb Park District Director Rachel Lenz, choosing W...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jesse Ortega, a new appointee at the Illinois Association of Park Districts from Mundelein »
Jesse Ortega, a new appointee at the Illinois Association of Park Districts from Mundelein Jesse Ortega, vice presi...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buffalo Grove mourns longtime park commissioner, community volunteer Richard Drazner »
Buffalo Grove mourns longtime park commissioner, community volunteer Richard Drazner Buffalo Grove is mourning the...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urbana park board incumbents re-elected: 'Going in the right direction' »
Urbana park board incumbents re-elected: 'Going in the right direction' City residents showed their support for t...

Childhood Obesity
Friday, October 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obesity Continues to Challenge America's Health »
Obesity Continues to Challenge America's Health The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Fou...
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...

Park Related News
Thursday, May 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs, Chicago »
5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs, Chicago The Mundelein Park & Recreation District unvei...
Friday, April 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to do when you find 'abandoned' wildlife »
What to do when you find 'abandoned' wildlife A robin hops clumsily on the grass. With its spotted breast and goofy...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How you can get Election 2019 results »
How you can get Election 2019 results The polls have closed and results are starting to come in for today's election.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arboretum panel examines how trees help mitigate climate change »
Arboretum panel examines how trees help mitigate climate change Climate change research points to a future of extre...
Friday, March 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
County offering Solar Park Grants under new program »
County offering Solar Park Grants under new program Madison County is offering grants to communities looking to energ...

Legislative Issues
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Video Follow-Up on Bills that Passed Chamber of Origin »
Legislative Update #14-2019 As we reported in last week’s brief video update, last Friday marked the deadline for pass...
Monday, April 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Deadlines Expire »
Legislative Update #11-2019 Last Friday marked the deadline for passing bills out of committee in the House while the...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Awards Nearly $29 Million in OSLAD Grants »
Legislative Update #3-2019 Governor Pritzker has just announced that 89 park and recreation agencies throughout the S...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Governor Signs Changes to the Prevailing Wage Act »
Legislative Update #2-2019 At the conclusion of last Fall’s Veto Session, we updated you on the General Assembly’s pa...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
More than $8 Million in Trail and Bike Path Grants Available »
Legislative Update 1-2019 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has announced that grant applications w...

Legal News
Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pre-Order New Park District Codes for the Holidays and Save on Shipping »
Legal News #5-2018 We are very excited to announce that a newly revised edition of The Park District Code has jus...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Upholds Total Ban on Child Sex Offenders in Parks »
Legal News #3-2018 Last year, we updated you on a decision by an Illinois appellate court in People v. Pepitone...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Firearm Restricted Zones Outside Parks Declared Unconstitutional »
Legal News #2-2018 Late last week the Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion in People v. Chairez, 2018 IL 12141...
Friday, January 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Legal Updates Await at Conference »
Legal News #1-2018 Last month , we discussed the Illinois Supreme Court’s opinion in Corbett v. Lake County...
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...