concussions http://wuis.org en What Do Pensions and Concussions Have in Common? http://wuis.org/post/what-do-pensions-and-concussions-have-common <p>WUIS stories on pensions, concussions, crop insurance, and tornado recovery are being recognized with four 2013 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters awards:&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>Local Radio</u></strong>:</p><p>Best Investigative Report: WIUM-FM, “50% Plus One,” Rich Egger<br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2nd Place: WUIS-FM, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wuis.org/post/there-justice-leaving-judges-pensions-unscathed">“Judges' Pensions”, Amanda Vinicky</a></strong></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:27:21 +0000 Randy Eccles 20381 at http://wuis.org What Do Pensions and Concussions Have in Common? Kids And Concussions: Advocate Pushes For Limits On Hits In High School Sports http://wuis.org/post/kids-and-concussions-advocate-pushes-limits-hits-high-school-sports <p>Coaches in Illinois are required by state law to remove from a game or practice any athlete suspected of suffering a concussion.</p><p>But responding quickly <em>after</em> a hard hit isn&#39;t enough for a former football player from the Chicago area who now advocates nationwide to<em> prevent</em> injury to still-developing brains.</p><p>In the latest report from the WUIS Health Desk, Peter Gray reports on a push for Illinois to follow the NFL and other states in limiting days of full contact football practice.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 01:59:14 +0000 Peter Gray 10412 at http://wuis.org Kids And Concussions: Advocate Pushes For Limits On Hits In High School Sports