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                          SAVE THE DATE!!                          
             2007 ILAPA STATE CONFERENCE
             Oct 10-12, 2007
             Peoria, Illinois
             More information will be delivered via the ILAPA listserv and on the              conference website:               http://www.ilapa.org/conf2007.html
                          UIC Great Cities Institute
             Online Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program                          
                                                                 The Office of Professional Education at the Great Cities Institute              is pleased to announce the launch of our newest course in the Online              Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program: Successful Program              Planning and Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations. Class runs from              May 17th-June 20th and the registration deadline is May 7th. For              more information on this course, or to register, please visit our                          website.
                          AICP Commission is              Soliciting Comments                          
                                                                      The AICP Commission is soliciting comments on proposed changes to          Section 2 of the AICP bylaws regarding certification maintenance. The          Commission will consider the comments after the 30-day public comment          period has ended. If the changes are approved, they will take effect          immediately. Please send your comments to                  AICPbylaws at planning.org by May 26.
                      Nominate 2008 AICP Fellows
                                                                              Do you know an AICP member who has made outstanding contributions to              the planning profession over an extended period of time? Nominate              this stellar planner for membership in the AICP College of Fellows,              Class of 2008.              Nomination guidelines are now available.              Submit nominations by October 23, 2007.

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                                                             Use                          APA's resume service to create and post an online resume. Keep              it up to date so you'll be ready to apply when the perfect job is              listed in Jobs Online!
                                       Moving Onward and Upward
                                                     The Lannert Group of Geneva, Illinois is proud to announce              the addition of Richard (Rick) G. Vasilopulos, ASLA, Senior Landscape              Architect/Project Manager to its staff.
                          CPD Credits              Available for 1996 ILAPA Four-State Conference                          
                                                    The CPD credits for the 1996 ILAPA Four-State              Conference have been posted. To add new credits, visit the                          CPD website and the conference is under APA Chapters, Upper              Midwest Region 4-State Conference 2006.
                          Did You Know?                          
                                                   CHICAGO - It is forbidden to fish while sitting on              a giraffe's neck.
CHICAGO  - It is legal to              protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under              seventeen years of age and have legal permits.
                               Northeast Illinois Public Transit Survey
                                                     The Illinois Public Interest Research Group is trying to learn what          people think of public transt in Northeast Illinois.                  Take the survey and help them out.
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           Be sure to save the date for the 2007 ILAPA State Conference, October            10-12, 2007. The conference will be held in Peoria, Illinois. Visit            the conference website for more information:                      http://www.ilapa.org/conf2007.html. 
           On April 13, 2007, the AICP Commission approved a plan for            Certification Maintenance for all AICP members. This will require AICP            members to complete continuing education sessions & courses to            maintain certification. The program requires that AICP members earn 32            credits for each 2 year period. The first period will begin January 1,            2008 but any credits earned after April 13, 2007 will count for the            2008-09 period. Other restrictions and requirements apply. To find out            the newest information available on Certification Maintenance and how            to log your hours, visit:                      http://www.planning.org/certification/maintenance.htm. Please keep            in mind that this is a new program, APA is still working out all the            details.
           Certification Maintenance credits for the            2006 ILAPA Four-State Conference have been              posted. To add these credits, visit the                          CPD website and the conference is under APA Chapters,  Upper Midwest              Region 4-State Conference 2006. If you do not log these credits in the old CPD log system, please maintain a paper log of the courses you took. The online            logging system will be inaccessible from May 22, 2007, to around  August            1, 2007.
           There is plenty of news from around the U.S. and state with highlighted            articles on this page. Don't forget to scroll all the way down to check out  the calendar and job postings. Don't miss Karen's President's Column, she's got            lots of good information to pass along.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                         Logan Square Open Space Plan
           by Kathy Dickhut
           Chicago's Logan Square Community area had a desperate need for open            space. The City's answer was to incorporate a large amount of            community input into a plan detailing the creative use of            transportation corridors. Read more about the progress that's been            made since this plan's publication. This plan won the ILAPA 2006            Silver Award.                                                                                                                                 
                                                                        2007 Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois
           by Landmarks Illinois
           Read detailed descriptions about Illinois' Ten Most Endangered Historic Places for 2007            - is YOUR community on the list?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   President's Column
     by Karen Stonehouse, AICP, ILAPA  President
                           Legislative Update
     by Sharon Caddigan, AICP, Legislative Chair
                     Chicago Metro Section Report
     by Allison Laff, AICP, CMS President
                     Illinois State Section Report
     by Kim Smith, AICP, Asst Director & Regional Coordinator
                     2007 ILAPA State Conference
     by Craig Hullinger, Conference Co-chair
                     ILAPA Forum Questions & Answers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Subdivision to be at one with nature
           ELGIN, IL -           40-acre wooded site in Elgin, IL will include 48 single-family homes            and 17 detached town homes that use low-level lighting, geothermal            heating and cooling systems and energy-efficient windows, among other            energy-saving features
           Chicago Tribune, March 17, 2007
                                 At Housing Project, Both Fear and Renewal
           CHICAGO, IL -           Only 30%, 2,270, of the new housing promised to displaced Chicago            Public Housing residents have been built. There are 15,000 displaced            families and another 90,000 people from the general public waiting.
           New York Times, March 18, 2007
                      Kendall 2nd-fastest growing county in U.S. since 2000
           KENDALL COUNTY, IL -           Population up 61.7%, Census Bureau says; Will increases by almost            166,000
           Chicago Crain's, March 22, 2007           
                                 Ikea plans distribution center in Joliet
           JOLIET, IL -           The retailer’s new Joliet distribution center is to employ about 150            people when the 1st phase opens in spring 2009 at about            650,000 sq. ft. with the potential to expand to 1.4M sq. ft.
           Chicago Crain's, March 21, 2007           
                                 3D view of proposed skyscraper released
           CHICAGO, IL -           See the proposed 150-story condominium, the Chicago Spire, from            nearly every exterior angle.           
           Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2007
                                 Venture One bets on Rockford site           
           ROCKFORD, IL -           Despite           Rockford's loss of manufacturing jobs, plans for the area's largest industrial park in at least 30 years            are moving forward.
           Chicago Crain's, March, 2007 
                                            Senior zoning becomes a trend;           Several other areas follow Cobb's lead
           ATLANTA, GA - Zones cater to older residents: low-maintenance homes,            tiny yards and close neighbors.
           The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 15, 2007           
                      Google Turns to Users for Online Maps
           Google Map users will now be able to create personalized maps such as            patterns in the 2004 presidential election.
           Chicago Tribune, April 5, 2007           
                                 Economic Benefits of Land Conservation
           This document presents            quantitative and authoritative research on the economic benefits land            conservation can bring to communities. 
                                 Green Values Stormwater Toolbox
           The Center for Neighborhood Technology provides in-depth, technical            information on stormwater management, including the Green Values Stormwater Calculator.
                                 An alternative to eminent domain
           This new Lincoln Institute publication examines an alternative when            assembling parcels for a redevelopment project: land readjustment.
                                 Planetizen's Top 10 Planning Websites for 2007                                     
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             May 9, 2007                           
             Chaddick Institute Technical Workshop:  "Working with Municipal              Staff, Board Members and Elected Officials to Support Comprehensive              Plans."
             May 17, 2007
             Chicago Metro Section event: Design Review Trends: Commercial              Standards That Work! Des Plaines, IL.                          Click here for more information.
                                                                 May 20-23, 2007
             GIS in Public Health Conference, Urban and Regional Information              Systems Association, New Orleans;             www.urisa.org.
             May 23, 2007
                          APA 2006-2007 Audio/Web Conference Training Series              — Inclusionary Housing
             May 30-June 2, 2007
             2007 Planner's Network              Conference. To be held in New Orleans, LA.
             June 1, 2007
             Transport Chicago 2007
             June 5, 2007
             Chicago Metro Section event: Conservation Easements in Developments.              To be held at the Lyman Woods Forest Preserve at 12:30p.m.
             June 14-16, 2007
             The 26th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference                                      
             June 27, 2007
                                       APA 2006-2007 Audio/Web Conference Training Series             — Planning Law Review
             July 18, 2007
             Chicago Metro Section event:              Are you Prepared? They Weren’t (Disaster Mitigation). to be held at Hanover Park F.S. #1 at 10 a.m.
             October 2-6, 2007
              National              Preservation Conference
             October 10-12, 2007
             ILAPA State Conference.              Peoria, IL.                                      
              October 31 - November 2, 2007 
             2007 Upper Midwest              APA Conference. Dubuque, IA.                                                    
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