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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 29, 2013

NFL, Retirees Reach $765M Settlement On Concussions Suits

By Mark Memmott

Junior Seau

The NFL and more than 4,500 retired players have reached an agreement calling for the league to contribute $765 million to a fund that will pay "medical and other benefits, as well as compensation" to those who suffered concussions and related injuries during their careers.

Categories: Health, Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 29, 2013

Report: Tobacco Sale Violations In Illinois Higher Than Most States

By Sean Powers

National figures released this week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration show violations by retailers selling tobacco products to minors were at an all-time low last year.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 29, 2013

Davis, Harold Want More Information About Possible Syria Strike

By Sean Powers

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and Erika Harold (R-Urbana)

Washington is considering a possible military strike against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons. Illinois’ 13th district congressman and his Republican Primary challenger both say President Obama still needs to make his case for military action.

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