student athletes

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. 

High schools may have to buy "catastrophic insurance"

May 21, 2013

The Illinois House has voted to require that high schools carry insurance in case student athletes are injured. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.

Schools would have to buy what's called "catastrophic insurance." The legislation would apply to both public and private schools, and the insurance would kick in once an injured athlete's medical expenses exceed $50,000.