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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
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Great weather, activities turn Clarendon Hills Park District Family Fall Festival into fun »
Great weather, activities turn Clarendon Hills Park District Family Fall Festival into fun The one word many used to...
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‘Unplugged’ play egged on in Vernon Hills »
‘Unplugged’ play egged on in Vernon Hills The idea of Worldwide Day of Play is to drop iPhones and other electronic d...
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Glencoe’s Great Mud Run makes a mess: ‘It is just part of growing up’ »
Glencoe’s Great Mud Run makes a mess: ‘It is just part of growing up’ Lots of children like to run around, others lik...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Waukegan transferring ownership of Carnegie Library to park district »
Waukegan transferring ownership of Carnegie Library to park district The Waukegan Park District will take ownersh...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Dog Park Opens at Lake Co. Forest Preserve »
New Dog Park Opens at Lake Co. Forest Preserve Canines now have another off-leash dog area in Lake County where the...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Monday, September 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joliet Park District Appoints Brad Staab As Executive Director »
Joliet Park District Appoints Brad Staab As Executive Director The Joliet Park Board of Commissioners is pleased to...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buffalo Grove charity softball game renamed in Drazner's honor »
Buffalo Grove charity softball game renamed in Drazner's honor The annual charity softball game that serves as the un...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Matt Lulich retires after 29 years as park board attorney »
Matt Lulich retires after 29 years as park board attorney Matthew Lulich bid good-bye to the Homewood-Flossmoor Park...
Monday, August 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naperville Park District's Jackie Gonzalez receives aquatics award »
Naperville Park District's Jackie Gonzalez receives aquatics award The Association of Aquatic Professionals has named...
Thursday, July 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Former longtime Hanover Park Park District director dies at 74 »
Former longtime Hanover Park Park District director dies at 74 Larry Wheeler, who served as director of the Hanover...

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
Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
See grasses in all their glory at a suburban tallgrass prairie »
See grasses in all their glory at a suburban tallgrass prairie If your last good look at nature was your screen save...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where To Find Dog Parks In Chicago's Western Suburbs »
Where To Find Dog Parks In Chicago's Western Suburbs When the weather's sunny and your pooch is gazing out of the...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illinois warns of Sudden Oak Death after finding infected plants »
Illinois warns of Sudden Oak Death after finding infected plants A pathogen which causes oak trees and other native...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New ‘Get Outside’ Map Features 350 Places to Enjoy Nature in Chicago »
New ‘Get Outside’ Map Features 350 Places to Enjoy Nature in Chicago Just in time for summer, Chicagoans have a new...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park Afterschool Programs: A Vital Community Resource »
Park Afterschool Programs: A Vital Community Resource In 2008, I was fortunate to be a part of a parks team that...