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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Thursday, June 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quincy Park District offering naming rights to help pay for synthetic field at Wavering »
Quincy Park District offering naming rights to help pay for synthetic field at Wavering The Quincy Park District want...
Thursday, June 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
All aboard: Decatur Park District OKs $2 million bid for Scovill Zoo train extension »
All aboard: Decatur Park District OKs $2 million bid for Scovill Zoo train extension DECATUR —  The planned...
Thursday, June 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Girl Scouts Little Lending Libraries Provide Books for Neighborhood Kids »
Girl Scouts Little Lending Libraries Provide Books for Neighborhood Kids The  Hoffman Estates  Park Dis...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naperville Park District to open a drone flying park in October »
Naperville Park District to open a drone flying park in October A portion of Brush Hill Park is slated to become&nb...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
St. Charles Park District hosts concert in the park »
St. Charles Park District hosts concert in the park The Millenials performed June 14 in Lincoln Park during the St. C...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
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...
Tuesday, May 1, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Mark Edward Badasch »
Mark Edward Badasch Mark Edward Badasch, 70, of Collinsville,  IL., passed away peacefully at 10:52 a.m. on...
Monday, April 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naperville Park District IT Director Receives “4 Under 40 Achievement Award” »
Naperville Park District IT Director Receives “4 Under 40 Achievement Award” Omar Sandoval, Director of Information...

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, 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...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Property Tax Freeze Follow Up »
Legislative Update #30-2017 As you know from last Thursday's Legislative Update, the General Assembly's Fall Veto Sessi...

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...