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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jaycee Playground at the Riverwalk to be Renovated in Fall 2019 »
Jaycee Playground at the Riverwalk to be Renovated in Fall 2019 The  Naperville  Park District is plann...
Monday, March 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chicago Park District Aims to Improve Neighborhood Health Through Park Access »
Chicago Park District Aims to Improve Neighborhood Health Through Park Access If you live in a Chicago neighborhood w...
Monday, March 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Batavia Park District Dish: Depot Museum curator retires after 32 years of service »
Batavia Park District Dish: Depot Museum curator retires after 32 years of service I recently sat down with Chris Win...
Monday, March 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Forest Preserves to host citizen scientist session »
Forest Preserves to host citizen scientist session The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County, 5500 Northrock Drive,...
Friday, March 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hound Egg Hunt Returns To Palatine On Saturday, April 13 At Towne Square »
Hound Egg Hunt Returns To Palatine On Saturday, April 13 At Towne Square Palatine Park District will host the annua...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fullerton honored by Illinois House of Representatives »
Fullerton honored by Illinois House of Representatives State Representative Diane Pappas, 45 District of Illinois...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dolton Park District President Receives Statewide Recognition for Board Service »
Dolton Park District President Receives Statewide Recognition for Board Service Cleo Jones, President of the Dolton...
Thursday, March 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Buffalo Grove Park District Vice President is Chairman-Elect of Leading Statewide Association for Pa »
Buffalo Grove Park District Vice President is Chairman-Elect of Leading Statewide Association for Parks Adriane Johns...
Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dolton Park District Commissioner is Vice-Chairman of Leading Statewide Association for Parks »
DOLTON PARK DISTRICT COMMISSIONER IS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF LEADING STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION FOR PARKS Lester Long, Commissi...
Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park Commissioners earn state master board member status »
Park Commissioners earn state master board member status   Skokie Park District Commissioners Susan Aberman...

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
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Play Space Grants – Now Available »
Play Space Grants – Now Available NRPA and The Walt Disney Company have come together to improve access to outdoor p...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Openlands recruiting, training tree stewards to help increase Southland's urban canopy »
Openlands recruiting, training tree stewards to help increase Southland's urban canopy T here’s a disparity of tree...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Park District Commissioner Receives Statewide Recognition »
Park District Commissioner Receives Statewide Recognition Northbrook Park District Commissioner Michael Schyman re...
Thursday, January 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Good news for ospreys, beavers and foxes along the Chicago River »
Good news for ospreys, beavers and foxes along the Chicago River Conservationists across the region have a rea...
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...

Legislative Issues
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...
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.

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...