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Dogs at Rosewood

Dog owners would like to walk their dogs at Rosewood Beach during times and seasons when the swimmers arenít there. Historically, they were able to do that, yet when the beach was renovated, the Board implemented a new ban against dogs at all times.

While there is a related state statute, the Board's comprehensive ban on dogs may have been an overreaction, as Other Illinois Park Districts allow dogs in similar circumstances. This needs another look.

Once elected, I will advocate for a compromise position which doesnít violate statute, but still provides some access for dogs and their owners.