305 – New Employment Rules and Laws Learned and Applied by Park Districts in a Post-Pandemic World

While living through the COVID-19 disaster declaration in Illinois, park district executive directors have implemented difficult employment decisions regarding staffing, COVID testing, quarantining, and vaccine mandates. Even park district patrons have shouldered less-than-perfect COVID-related services and rules to avoid infection. Now, in

203 – Celebrating and Taking Care of Our Nature Preserves, Not Just an Ordinary Park!

Illinois nature preserves are more than just open spaces in the park system. These are special places protected from development in perpetuity by state law because of their irreplaceable natural features and biodiversity. In the age of invasive species and climate change,