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From the community: Foss Park District Commissioners Train at Statewide Seminar

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on June 8, 2017 at 3:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, IL - - Kenneth Robinson and Vance D. Wyatt, commissioners of the Foss Park District, recently attended the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) 2017 Boot Camp in Schaumburg.


IAPD offers the seminar to elected officials and professionals in the field of parks, recreation and conservation throughout the state. Topics included understanding board member roles, making a difference through legislative advocacy, fundamentals and best practices of park...

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North Chicago man nominated for Lake County Board vacancy

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on June 7, 2017 at 5:50 PM

A North Chicago resident who serves on local park and library district boards is set to fill a vacancy on the Lake County Board.

Vance Wyatt has been nominated by county board Chairman Aaron Lawlor to represent the 14th District. The seat opened in April when veteran county Commissioner Audrey Nixon died.

Wyatt, a 27-year-old Democrat, is president of the Foss Park District board in North Chicago. He also sits on the North Chicago Public Library District board.


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Foss Park District president picked to succeed Audrey Nixon on Lake County Board

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on June 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Vance Wyatt, the Foss Park District board president and board member for the North Chicago Public Library board, has been selected to fill out the term of the late Audrey Nixon on the Lake County Board, according to the board chairman.

"In his interview, I witnessed first-hand Vance's commitment to District 14 when he shared the story of how he was one of only two in his graduating class who came back after college," Chairman Aaron Lawlor said in a statement announcing Wyatt's selection...

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Quarter 4 2016 Newsletter

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on February 19, 2017 at 1:00 AM

It has been a few months since my last update on the issues facing the Foss Park District. We have some big projects coming down the line and I wanted to give you an update on a few of them. Projects still being worked on that are not in this newsletter are the Tennis Court resurfacing, 14th Street Administration building and The Beach front. Furthermore, I would like to inform you that we have two citizens that will be running for the two seats that are open in the April Election; Anthony...

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Foss Park District picks gambling vendor that employs board member

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on July 12, 2016 at 4:35 PM

The Foss Park District board has approved a deal that will replace the video-gambling machines at the Foss Park Golf Course in North Chicago with ones made by a company that employs its newest board member.

Last week, the board voted for HyperActive Gaming to replace Tap Room Gaming as the golf course's video-gambling machine provider. New commissioner Anthony "Tony" Jones currently works for HyperActive Gaming, and had given a presentation to the board on behalf of the company prior to...

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Retired state trooper replaces convicted commissioner on Foss Park board

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on May 20, 2016 at 2:50 AM

North Chicago's Foss Park District commissioners picked a retired Illinois State Police trooper to replace Susan Dixon, a commissioner convicted of theft this year in connection with toys taken from a 2014 Toys for Tots campaign.

The board voted 3-1 Monday to name 52-year-old Anthony "Tony" Jones a park commissioner, a position he sought unsuccessfully in the last election.

"I was surprised when they called me," said Jones, who is also chairman of the North Chicago Citizens' Advis...

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Community Forum: Commissioner/Trustee Vance D. Wyatt Interview (2016)

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on February 10, 2016 at 7:35 PM

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Quarterly Update - Oct to Dec 2015

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on January 18, 2016 at 7:40 PM

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 D. Wyatt on November 20, 2015 at 1:10 AM

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 D. Wyatt on July 27, 2015 at 7:35 AM

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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