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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Eagle Scout's Project Brings More Fun To Plainfield Park District »
Eagle Scout's Project Brings More Fun To Plainfield Park District Plainfield South High School senior Jack Hatch has...
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Midnight Circus raises over $1 million for Chicago Park District projects »
The Midnight Circus raises over $1 million for Chicago Park District projects At the end of every Chicago summer...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Caleb Field' at Skokie park pays tribute to baseball-loving teen who died of cancer »
'Caleb Field' at Skokie park pays tribute to baseball-loving teen who died of cancer Skokie Park District baseball f...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
GO Lake County hosts community walk at Independence Grove Sept. 29 »
GO Lake County hosts community walk at Independence Grove Sept. 29 GO Lake County will host a community walk an...
Monday, September 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naperville Park District Awarded a $7,900 Grant from Illinois Arts Council »
Naperville Park District Awarded a $7,900 Grant from Illinois Arts Council Performing arts programs at the  Nap...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Thursday, September 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park District head says thanks »
Park District head says thanks After almost 30 years, on October 5th, I will be retiring from the Park District of...
Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park board names first woman executive director »
Park board names first woman executive director The Park District of Forest Park has named a new executive director,...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dedicated to Helping People: New Oak Brook Lifeguard Achieves 5-Star Audit Score »
Dedicated to Helping People: New Oak Brook Lifeguard Achieves 5-Star Audit Score Jessica Suderski, 19, of Lisle has w...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naperville Park District Board Elects Officers for 2018-2019 »
Naperville Park District Board Elects Officers for 2018-2019 The Naperville Park District Board of Park Commissioners...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park District Board of Commissioners elects new president »
Park District Board of Commissioners elects new president The Sycamore Park District Board of Commissioners has new l...

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
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Turtle season means keeping your eyes peeled for hatchlings in parks, forest preserves »
Turtle season means keeping your eyes peeled for hatchlings in parks, forest preserves Watch your step. Official...
Thursday, May 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Golf: A sport for good players, good people »
Golf: A sport for good players, good people Kurt “Turtle” Rogers tells me I might own the record when it comes to...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coyotes Have Moved into Parks Across the United States — Now What? »
Coyotes Have Moved into Parks Across the United States — Now What? The coyote has been celebrated and reviled in Amer...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC says tick, mosquito, flea-related illnesses on the rise »
CDC says tick, mosquito, flea-related illnesses on the rise Doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...
Tuesday, May 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chicago's future must be green »
Chicago's future must be green Riding the train from the western suburbs to Union Station is a potent reminder o...

Legislative Issues
Friday, August 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Completes Action on Spring Session Bills »
Legislative Update #18-2018 The Governor has completed action on legislation the General Assembly approved during the...
Friday, June 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring Session Concludes with $29 Appropriation for OSLAD »
Legislative Update #14-2018 The General Assembly officially adjourned the 2018 Spring Session last week.
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Bill Deadline Today »
Legislative Update #7-2018 Lawmakers have just wrapped up one of the busiest weeks of the legislative session as toda...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
$2.6 Million in LWCF Grants Available »
Legislative Update #6-2018 Earlier this week, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced that it is...
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...

Legal News
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...
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...