Illinois Youth Tackle Football Ban Dead For NowThe sponsor of a proposal to ban Illinois children younger than 12 from playing organized tackle football tells The Associated Press the measure lacks the votes to pass this session.
Tregg Duerson, Mike Adamle To Testify On Proposed Youth Tackle Football BanThe son of Bears great Dave Duerson was in Springfield on Thursday to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at preventing concussions in young football players.
Lawmaker: Ban Tackle Football For Kids 12 And Under"There's a magical period of brain development that happens in your child between eight and twelve. It's a terrible time to be hitting them in the head over and over again."
Illinois Lawmaker Seeking To Ban Tackling In Youth FootballA state lawmaker on Thursday planned to unveil legislation that would ban children under age 12 from playing tackle football in Illinois, in an effort to reduce head injuries.