Volume 33, Number 5 • September/October 2002
Who's Transporting the Kids? 19
Protect your district from liability issues before an accident
— by Robert W. Rolek, Esq. and Darcy L. Proctor, Esq.
2003 Conference Preview 21
What's new and what's fun for the 2003 IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference where "Together We Serve"
A young professional shares his thoughts on the changing
face of parks and recreation, plus seasoned commissioners and
professionals consider "What's Changed?"
— by Michael J. McNicholas, CTRS
Is the SRA boom of the '70s and '80s headed for a bust?
— by John N. McGovern
Three park districts in the northwest suburbs no longer use the term "non-resident"
— by Debbie Carlson, CPRP
Welcome, fall! On the cover, courtesy of the Decatur Park District, is a photograph of teens Drew McClure and Phillip Washington of Decatur, biking along on a prairie grass bordered stretch of the six-mile Fairview Park to Rock Springs Park Trail. The trail links the Macon County Conservation Districts Rock Springs Environmental Center and Decatur's popular Fairview Park with spurs to two additional parks in Decatur's west end neighborhood. The trail was funded in part by a series of grants from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Department of Transportation. Photo by Dennis Magee.
From the Editor 4
Are You on Board? 6
Eye on the Profession 8
Helping us heal...preparing the future
A wireless solution saves money in Buffalo Grove
Statehouse Insider 14
Youth license plate signed into law
Mixed Media 39
Communicating in a crisis, part 2
Our Natural Resources 41
Animal tracks, plus IDNR newsbriefs
People and Places 47
Scenes from Awareness Days and the Legislative Golf Outing