Parents who worry about pesticides say there isn't enough notice when park districts spray. They say the chemicals can have harmful effects on children's health and want an alert system. Kim Stone of Highland Park says park districts should tell people before using fertilizers or pesticides. The notice would have to be personal and in writing -- a bulletin board wouldn't do. Park Districts already have to put up flags in areas they have sprayed. Stone says that's not good enough.
The measure is still under consideration by an Illinois House committee, though some lawmakers express doubts the state needs to pass more regulation.
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