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Quarterly Update - Oct to Dec 2015

Posted by Vance Wyatt on January 18, 2016 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

My Friend,


Another three months has come and gone since my last update. Since the winter has rolled in with blistering cold, the last few months have been focused on policy matters. In this update, I will be focusing on the Property Tax Levy, FY 2016 Budget, Policies and the Commissioner Scholarship.


Thank You,

Vance D. Wyatt, Commissioner

Foss Park District


If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me via ...

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Park district vows to regain trust of Marine Corps after Toys for Tots theft cases

Posted by Vance Wyatt on November 20, 2015 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

By Jim Newton - New Sun/Chicago Tribune

Foss Park District officials in North Chicago are vowing to regain the trust of the Marine Corps in an attempt to participate in future Toys for Tots drives after four district officials and employees were charged with stealing toys from last year's charity effort.


"Unfortunately, the Marine Corps Reserves has elected not to partner with the Foss Park District this year in the Toys for Tots program. We are disappointed that this...

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You Might Not Believe it if You Watched the Cubs, But There Was Some Uplifting Baseball on the North Side This Weekend

Posted by Vance Wyatt on July 27, 2015 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

BY EVAN ALTMAN - Cubs Insider

I tell you what, it is damn hard to make up for a 4-hour drive that includes slogging through I-94 after battling through 100 miles or so of your fellow Hoosier drivers, none of whom seemed phased by the new Move Over Law. But by the time I was pulling away from Foss Park District in North Chicago with my kids after attending a baseball clinic there, my outlook had be...

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Economical Empowerment Seminar

Posted by Vance Wyatt on July 11, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Record fundraising pays off for North Chicago library

Posted by Vance Wyatt on May 11, 2015 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)



By Yadira Sanchez Olson


In the midst of a record-breaking year of fundraising, the North Chicago Public Library on Saturday celebrated several improvements to the Argonne Drive facility.


"So far we've received over $10,000 for programming and the enhancement of the library," library director Joan Battley said during a ribbon-cutting event that unveiled a media...

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Thank You!

Posted by Vance Wyatt on April 23, 2015 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I wanted to say thank you for your help in electing me Commissioner. In the coming weeks, I will be reaching out to various members of the community to help get the District moving forward. I will be launching a number of Task forces to deal with the very complex issues at the Foss Park District. Again, thank you for all of your help.



The final vote count

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Deadlocked park board race in North Chicago proves every vote counts

Posted by Vance Wyatt on April 8, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 By: Dan Moran

"ONe man, one vote" is usually an abstract concept, a noble-sounding phrase that sounds like it should be engraved on a courthouse monument or said with dramatic emphasis by Sam Waterston on a "Law & Order" rerun.

On Election Day 2015 in North Chicago, the importance of one single vote was written in bold letters in the Foss Park District Board race, where voters were asked to choose two candidates out of six. After the employees and computers at the L...

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T'was the night before.

Posted by Vance Wyatt on April 6, 2015 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Tomorrow is Election Day. I wanted to take some time to thank everyone that gave their time to help this election; and those whom donated to the campaign. The fight isn’t over yet. Let’s go out there and win this!

In case you don’t know your Polling Place, to look it up click here.

Thank You,