Illinois High School Association http://wuis.org en Lawmaker Wants Closer Oversight Of IHSA http://wuis.org/post/lawmaker-wants-closer-oversight-ihsa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois lawmakers want to take a closer look at the Illinois High School Association ... the organization that sanctions spots and extracurricular competitions statewide. Critics fear it will end in a takeover.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Football, chess and water polo matches — not to mention band, drama and scholastic bowl competitions — are all governed by the </span>IHSA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It's a non-profit-group, based in Bloomington.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:18:51 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22548 at http://wuis.org Lawmaker Wants Closer Oversight Of IHSA 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