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  • Suburbs part of try to set record for World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Jun 20, 2014 5:32 PM
    Children and adults plunged into pools across the suburbs Friday as part of an effort to break a world record for the largest lesson. It was the fifth consecutive year for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. Organizers said the event spanned 13 countries and is meant to call attention to research showing formal swimming lessons and water safety training can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children ages 1 to 4.

     
  • Addison Park District festival celebrates winter Jan 19, 2014 5:26 PM
    During a month where it seems we’ve had two kinds of weather: cold and snowy and colder and snowier, Addison Park District officials couldn’t have picked a better time for their annual WinterFEST celebration.

     
  • Ted Callahan wins medals in powerlifting at Special Olympics Jul 19, 2013 12:31 PM
    NEDSRA participant Ted Callahan is known as the "Brahama Bull" to his friends because he is strong like a bull but has a personality as gentle as a lamb. He recently won several medals for powerlifting in Special Olympics Summer Games.

     
  • Addison pool opening to be delayed May 14, 2013 4:16 PM
    The opening of Addison Park District's Community Park outdoor pool could be delayed for a month or more as crews work to repair the aluminum liner damaged by April flooding. The district's insurance carrier has approved the initial claim, officials said Tuesday, and repairs are scheduled to begin this week at the 37-year-old facility. Officials said the pool likely will open in July instead of on June 1 as originally scheduled.

     
  • Debbi Gayon: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Debbi Gayon, running for Addison Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Tom Reed: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Tom Reed, running for Addison Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Addison park slated for $1.7 million upgrade Jul 11, 2012 5:35 PM
    Community Park in Addison is slated for a major overhaul that will cost roughlty $1.7 million and will take several years to complete. Executive Director Mark McKinnon calls the upgrades "critical," since the park sits on a floodplain and has seen few improvments in the last 40 years.

     
  • 2012 Junior Olympics in Addison Jun 1, 2012 1:25 PM
    The Addison Park District is hosting their very first Junior Olympics this summer. The event will be held at Centennial Park on Saturday, June 23. Start time is at 10:30a.m. with all events scheduled to end by 12:00p.m.

     
  • Herbicide mishap kills grass in Addison parks May 14, 2012 4:54 PM
    The Addison Park District is working to reseed 98 acres of its land, after a mishap with weed control solution this month killed the grass in Community, Centennial and Old Mill parks. The vendor who mistakenly sold the wrong product agreed to fix the problem at its own expense.

     
  • Volunteers Welcome to Park Pride Clean & Green Day May 7, 2012 1:56 PM
    The Addison Park District is seeking volunteers to help spruce up neighborhood parks for its annual Park Pride event on Saturday, May 12 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Community Park, 120 E. Oak Street before dividing into teams and leaving for their selected community park.

     
  • Addison Park District still reviewing dog complaint Dec 20, 2011 3:04 PM
    Addison Park District officials will continue to review a complaint that allowing a service dog in the Club Fitness pool poses a health risk. Jerry Maziar, 65, said he was concerned about santitation issues. "Perhaps my threshold of personal hygiene may be a little higher than average, but I found it objectionable," Maziar, of Addison, said during a park district meeting Monday night. The canine is used by a disabled veteran to help him exercise in the water.

     
  • Service dog in Addison park district pool sparks complaint Dec 16, 2011 8:43 PM
    When a disabled U.S. Marines veteran told the Addison Park District he needed his service dog to help him exercise in their pool, the staff contacted the DuPage County Health Department to ensure sanitation in the water. They also hung fliers with photos of the dog and an explaination of why he would be there, so members wouldn't be surprised by the newest guest. In recent weeks, however, one member has strongly argued that the dog posed a sanitation risk in the pool.

     
  • Addison Park District seeks resident feedback on pool Oct 28, 2011 3:08 PM
    Addison Park District officials say the 35-year-old pool in community park is likely to break down soon, so now they are seeking feedback from residents on what they would like to see next. The park district in 2008 asked residents to approve a tax increase for a new, $14 million acquatic center, but voters rejected the measure.

     
  • Suburban haunted houses amp up the fear factor Oct 14, 2011 9:05 AM
    Disturbia: Torment of Fears shuns the more traditional scares of monsters and vampires and plays on fears like darkness, tight spaces and the sensations of falling and feeling lost, says the Addison haunted house's creative designer, Joseph Pantano. “I try to expose the natural fears people have."

     
  • Suburban haunted houses are waiting for you Oct 14, 2011 9:38 AM
    See what goes bump in the night when you tour any number of suburban haunted houses.

     
  • Donald R. Jessen: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 3:48 PM
    Candidate information for Donald R. Jessen, running for Addison parks

     
  • Ron E. Maxwell Jr.: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:04 PM
    Candidate information for Ron E. Maxwell Jr., running for Addison parks

     
  • Michael Capizzano: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 9:21 PM
    Candidate information for Michael Capizzano, running for Addison parks

     
  • Addison Parks offers trips in January Jan 7, 2011 6:12 PM
    Active adults aged 50 or better are invited to take an indoor excursion with the Addison Park District. January trips are scheduled to Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan and a matinee performance of The Mikado at The Lyric Opera House in Chicago.

     
  • Roselle school honors teacher who died of cancer Jan 6, 2010 12:01 AM
    Pink was the color of the day on Tuesday as students and faculty throughout Roselle Elementary District 12 honored one of their teachers.

     
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