WUIS stories on pensions, concussions, crop insurance, and tornado recovery are being recognized with four 2013 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters awards:
Best Investigative Report: WIUM-FM, “50% Plus One,” Rich Egger2nd Place: WUIS-FM, “Judges' Pensions”, Amanda Vinicky
Coaches in Illinois are required by state law to remove from a game or practice any athlete suspected of suffering a concussion.
But responding quickly after a hard hit isn't enough for a former football player from the Chicago area who now advocates nationwide to prevent injury to still-developing brains.
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.