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Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Indiana lawmakers study how to prevent concussions for youth athletes

INDIANAPOLIS | The brother of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson endorsed a plan Friday that would require all Indiana youth football coaches be trained in detecting and preventing concussions, but also urged state lawmakers studying the issue not to ignore other youth sports.

September 13, 2013 3:10 pm
Quinn signs bill mandating insurance for student athletes

Quinn signs bill mandating insurance for student athletes

CHICAGO | Starting next year, Illinois high schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student-athletes under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law on Sunday.

August 04, 2013 8:45 pm

Group will continue advocacy on behalf of high school athletes who suffer disabling injuries

BLUE ISLAND | Gov. Pat Quinn is expected this weekend to sign a new law that will require high school athletes be covered by a catastrophic health insurance policy in the event they suffer a disabling injury while competing.

August 01, 2013 1:29 pm
Former Chicago Bear Hillenmeyer shares his concussion history

Former Chicago Bear Hillenmeyer shares his concussion history

Former Chicago Bear linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer has no trouble recalling the blow he took in a 2010 preseason game, the one that effectively ended his eight-year NFL career.

October 04, 2012 9:00 am

CPS seeks waiver for sports activities if teachers strike

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools officials are seeking a waiver that would allow students to participate in sports activities if teachers go on strike.

August 30, 2012 8:45 pm
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