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IAPD Member Agencies in the News
Friday, April 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Need some fresh air? Here are outdoor places in Macon County where you can still go »
Need some fresh air? Here are outdoor places in Macon County where you can still go With the closings of Illinois st...
Friday, April 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special recreation Programs Go Virtual »
Special recreation Programs Go Virtual  Beginning Wednesday, March 24, 2020 the Special Recreation Association...
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parks crack down on violators of social distancing rules »
Parks crack down on violators of social distancing rules Social distancing is seen as one of the best ways to combat...
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keep your distance, Lake County forest preserve visitors told, or preserves will close »
Keep your distance, Lake County forest preserve visitors told, or preserves will close Lake County forest preserves...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preckwinkle Closes Forest Preserve Buildings; No Congregating »
Preckwinkle Closes Forest Preserve Buildings; No Congregating Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announce...

Commissioners and Professionals in the News
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bloomingdale Park District Commissioner named chairman-elect of Statewide Association for Parks »
Bloomingdale Park District Commissioner named chairman-elect of Statewide Association for Parks Mike Vogl, a commissi...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rolling Meadows park director wraps up career spanning 39 years »
Rolling Meadows park director wraps up career spanning 39 year s One common trait of Rolling Meadows' old and new park...
Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon Park District Executive Director Named 2020 Chair of Illinois Park & Recreation Association »
Oregon Park District Executive Director Named 2020 Chair of Illinois Park & Recreation Association The Illinois P...
Monday, March 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mundelein Park's Commissioner Receives State Honor »
Mundelein Park's Commissioner Receives State Honor  Wally Frasier, Mundelein Park & Recreation District Bo...
Monday, March 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bloomingdale Park commissioner named chairman-elect of statewide parks association »
Bloomingdale Park commissioner named chairman-elect of statewide parks association   Mike Vogl, commissioner of...

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
Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coronavirus: What Impact Will COVID-19 Have on Parks and Recreation? »
Coronavirus: What Impact Will COVID-19 Have on Parks and Recreation? The entire world is currently gripped by news o...
Monday, January 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bald eagles an ‘absolutely majestic’ sight in winter in Aurora area »
Bald eagles an ‘absolutely majestic’ sight in winter in Aurora area This is a special time of year for Aurora area bi...
Monday, November 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
After School: Still the Prime Time for Juvenile Crime in Illinois »
After School: Still the Prime Time for Juvenile Crime in Illinois The more than 5,000 law enforcement leaders aroun...
Thursday, October 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 family-friendly trails to bike this fall »
5 family-friendly trails to bike this fall The arrival of  fall  brings us  gorgeous autumna...
Friday, September 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Where to see the best fall foliage without leaving the Chicago area »
Where to see the best fall foliage without leaving the Chicago area Though traveling to a  national pa...