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Illinois

June 12, 2018

Illinois adopts mercy rule for high school basketball

Illinois will implement a mercy rule for high school basketball regular season games beginning with the 2018-19 season. The Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) Board of Directors approved the change earlier this month. The new rule will star...


November 23, 2016

Result of Illinois high school football game heads to court

An Illinois judge on Wednesday will consider overturning the result of a high school football playoff game that ended in controversy when officials improperly applied a penalty at a critical moment. Fenwick and Plainfield North high schools faced ...


May 25, 2016

Illinois examining pitch limits in high school baseball

Illinois could join a growing number of states that are implementing pitch counts for high school baseball players, an effort to curb arm and shoulder injuries. [caption id="attachment_15407" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/c...


November 9, 2015

University of Illinois fires A.D. Mike Thomas

The University of Illinois announced today it has parted ways with Athletic Director Mike Thomas following an external review of abuse allegations within the football and women's basketball programs. [caption id="attachment_14525" align="alignrigh...


November 4, 2015

School broke law by discriminating against transgender student

An Illinois school district violated the law by barring a transgender student-athlete from the girls' locker rooms, federal authorities concluded this week. [caption id="attachment_14502" align="alignright" width="297"] An Illinois transgender hi...


July 10, 2015

Chicago schools must increase sports opportunities for girls

Chicago Public Schools will be forced to increase athletic opportunities for girls at a minimum of 12 high schools under an agreement with federal investigators. [caption id="attachment_13260" align="alignright" width="318"] Chicago Public Schools...


June 16, 2015

Illinois approves contact restrictions for high school football

The Illinois High School Association has approved new rules beginning with the upcoming football season that will limit the number of hours and days each week that a team can have live contact during full-pad practices. During the season, teams wi...


June 3, 2015

More concussion lawsuits could be on the horizon

Illinois made headlines last year when its high school athletic association became the first to be hit with a lawsuit over head injuries. But comments from the plaintiff's attorney suggest more states could come under fire. The New York Times last...