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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Friday, January 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HE parks has some great Preschool options for you! »
HE parks has some great Preschool options for you! Parents of preschoolers are invited to learn about the Hoffman Est...
Friday, January 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Family Bingo & Pizza Night at New PARC Rec Center »
Family Bingo & Pizza Night at New PARC Rec Center Plainfield Park District families are invited to attend the v...
Friday, January 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oak Brook receives “Outstanding Park” award »
Oak Brook receives “Outstanding Park” award The Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) recognized the ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Frosty Fest returns Jan. 12 in Gurnee »
Frosty Fest returns Jan. 12 in Gurnee On Jan. 12, Bittersweet Golf Course will turn into a winter wonderland for Fr...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocate Sherman Hospital employees help save man at fitness center »
Advocate Sherman Hospital employees help save man at fitness center Two professionals from Advocate Sherman Hospital...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Wednesday, January 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
My View: Thanks to you, Park District’s future is bright »
My View: Thanks to you, Park District’s future is bright This past week marked the end of a historic year for your Ro...
Friday, December 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 Questions with ... Karalee Misner, director of marketing, Decatur Park District »
5 Questions with ... Karalee Misner, director of marketing, Decatur Park District My job is to establish marketing s...
Friday, November 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naperville Park District’s Janinne Baiardo Honored with Emily Town Memorial Inclusion Award »
Naperville Park District’s Janinne Baiardo Honored with Emily Town Memorial Inclusion Award At an awards presentati...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buffalo Grove Park District appoints new board member with ties to village hall »
Buffalo Grove Park District appoints new board member with ties to village hall A familiar face at the Buffalo Grove...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park District of Highland Park leader to retire in early '19 after a decade in post »
Park District of Highland Park leader to retire in early '19 after a decade in post Executive Director Liza McElroy...

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
Friday, December 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Many taking advantage of an unusually warm December »
Many taking advantage of an unusually warm December An unfamiliar sound for the season will come from the University...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keep the library, township and parks separate »
Keep the library, township and parks separate Consolidating the library, township and/or park district into the villa...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Local Park and Recreation Agencies’ Out-of-School Time Programs are Leading Providers of Child Care »
Local Park and Recreation Agencies’ Out-of-School Time Programs are Leading Providers of Child Care Nationwide...
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...

Legislative Issues
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...
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...

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...