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Cash-strapped Riverdale park district spends $35,000 on conferences

Public officials with the Riverdale Park District may be using the agency for their own recreation, the Better Government Association and FOX 32 have learned.

The south suburban agency spent more than $35,000 on travel and other costs associated with attending park and recreation conferences held both locally and out of state since 2012, according to credit card statements, receipts and other records obtained through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and interviews.

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