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Interview With Illinois Native And MLB Umpire Mark Carlson

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 7:12)

Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson was involved in sports throughout his youth, including two years behind the plate at Parkland College in Champaign.  But the former college baseball player and Joliet native recognized by his 1989 graduation that he wouldn’t have a career as an athlete.

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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2013

Kids And Concussions: Advocate Pushes For Limits On Hits In High School Sports

By Peter Gray

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(Duration: 7:24)

Sacred Heart-Griffin Cyclones

Coaches in Illinois are required by state law to remove from a game or practice any athlete suspected of suffering a concussion. But responding quickly after a hard hit isn't enough for a former football player from the Chicago area who now advocates nationwide to prevent injury to still-developing brains.

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