sports concussions

Rick Telander: From the NFL to Writing to Medicine

Apr 1, 2018

This story surveys the very soul of sports and asks the question:  What really matters about what fans watch and players play?

Our guide is Rick Telander. Rick played quarterback for Peoria’s Richwoods High School, Defensive back for Northwestern University, and started training camp with the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs.

A federal judge in Chicago has given preliminary approval to a reworked head-injury settlement between former college athletes and the NCAA. 

Days after an Illinois high school student died from football injuries, a Cook County judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging the sports' governing body didn't do enough to protect athletes. 

The University of Illinois is asking a judge to dismiss a former soccer player's lawsuit alleging she was improperly cleared to play after a concussion.

A new plaintiff's filing in a class-action head injury lawsuit against the governing body of Illinois prep sports has asked a judge to let the litigation move forward. 

With a potentially costly lawsuit looming over it, the governing body of prep sports in Illinois has launched new concussion-prevention projects. 

The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would require students who suffer a concussion to get a doctor or trainer's permission to return to sports or class.

An Illinois state senator has introduced legislation that would establish teams of medical professionals at high schools throughout the state to deal with sports concussions.