Illinois High School Association

Gov. Pat Quinn stands with members of the Brooks College Prep high school football team as he prepares to sign legislation requiring high school coaches to take online training on handling concussions. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Quinn Signs Concussion Training Mandate For High School Coaches

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction to concussions.

08/19/2014

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New Head Safety Rules In Place As IHSA Football Teams Begin Practicing

High school football practices are officially allowed to begin today in Illinois, and with that, some added rules and reminders about head safety.

08/11/2014

John Maniatis (Credit: Frankfort Police)

School District Suspends, Moves To Fire Hall Of Fame Coach Over DUI Charge

Longtime Hillcrest High School girls basketball coach and social studies teacher John Maniatis has been suspended without pay, with the intent of having his employment terminated at the Country Club Hills school, school district officials decided late Thursday night.

05/02/2014

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Suspended Homewood-Floossmoor Coach Reinstated

Anthony Smith was suspended in February amid allegations of recruiting violations. The association now says Smith is reinstated and is eligible to coach at any IHSA member school immediately.

04/23/2014

Sudan natives (left to right) Wal Khat, Mangisto Deng, Makur Puou, and Akim Nyang transferred to Moosehart, a boarding school in Batavia last year. (Credit: Mooseheart)

Judge Allows Sudanese Players To Suit Up For Batavia School Basketball Team

The Mooseheart Ramblers hit the basketball court with extra bounce in their steps Tuesday night, after a judge ruled three Sudanese players previously declared ineligible by the Illinois High School Association could play until there’s a full hearing on their eligibility.

12/04/2012

Football Generic

With Strike Over, CPS Sports Can Resume, But Football Delayed

With teachers and students at Chicago Public Schools going back to school on Wednesday, team sports will also be able to resume, although football games cannot be played on Friday.

09/18/2012

Chicago Public Schools student-athletes practice at a South Side park during the ongoing teachers' strike. An Illinois High School Association ruling bars CPS sports teams from playing games during the strike, but allows practices. (Credit: CBS)

Extended Strike Could Put Some Student-Athletes’ College Dreams At Risk

While the city’s teachers’ strike continues, the 11,000 student-athletes attending Chicago Public Schools can’t play, after the Illinois High School Association denied the district’s request for a waiver to allow for games and practices during the walkout.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

An athlete stands on a track. (Peter Parks/ Getty Images)

Suit: Let Disabled Athletes Go To State

The Illinois High School Association girls state track and field meet will be held this weekend in Charleston, Ill., — and Fenwick’s Mary Kate Callahan won’t be taking part.

05/16/2012

IHSA

IHSA To Keep Testing For Performance-Enhancing Substances

The agency that oversees high school sports in the state will continue testing athletes for performance-enhancing substances.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011