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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is t…

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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2005 file photo, South Carolina's Stanley Doughty (55) celebrates with his teammates after stopping Central Florida from scoring during an NCAA college football game in Columbia, S.C. Doughty is one of the plaintiffs in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its w…

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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2009 file photo, Maine's Kyle Solomon (12) chases after New Hampshire's Kevin Kapstad, (5) during an NCAA college hockey game in Orono, Maine. Solomon is one of the plaintiffs in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The N…

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Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousands of motorists under questionable circumstances.

July 28, 2014 6:45 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Thank you, Ken Gray

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Proposal could be key to I-69 bridges

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
Painkillers easy to get up to 2012, former NFL players say

Painkillers easy to get up to 2012, former NFL players say

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few – if any – safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door t…

July 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon speaks during a recent news conference in Chicago. Steve Silverman, the lead plaintiffs' attorney, said this week, dozens of former players are joining McMahon in a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs…

July 18, 2014 4:59 pm
Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

July 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

LOS ANGELES | Donald Sterling, fighting his wife's planned $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, arrived in court Tuesday to give testimony but sat stolidly as a psychiatrist testified that he's mentally incapable of handling financial affairs.

July 08, 2014 6:10 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm
NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

NFL agrees to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. More than 4,500 former players have filed suit, including former Bears…

June 25, 2014 4:56 pm

Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion, according to his attorney.

June 04, 2014 7:12 pm
Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion, according to his attorney.

June 04, 2014 7:12 pm

Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.

April 09, 2014 4:42 pm
Munster, Chesterton couples challenge Indiana gay marriage ban

Munster, Chesterton couples challenge Indiana gay marriage ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana couples have joined a new legal challenge to Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages in a lawsuit filed by a national gay rights group.

March 13, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Judge's decision means NFL may have to pay more

NEW YORK | The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday — and it's no closer to being resolved — just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.

January 14, 2014 8:00 pm

30 months prison for Jesse Jackson Jr., 1 year for wife

WASHINGTON | Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, the judge scolding the son of the famed civil rights leader for using the money as a "piggy bank" and sentencing his wife to a year…

August 14, 2013 5:00 pm Related
Former Ill. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to be sentenced

Former Ill. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to be sentenced

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, arrive at federal court in Washington, Wednesday to learn their fates when a federal judge sentences the one-time power couple for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on everything from a gold-plated Rolex watch and mink capes to v…

August 14, 2013 8:07 am
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