July 30, 2014

U Of I Labor Prof: NCAA Settlement Over Concussions “Not Much”

A professor of labor relations says the NCAA’s approval of a proposed settlement of a lawsuit over head injuries is good news in that it would obligate schools to have safety protocols for athletes.  But Michael LeRoy thought the amount would be more.


July 29, 2014

Judge: Need More Time To Consider NCAA Deal

A federal judge in Chicago stopped short of granting preliminary approval for class-action concussions settlement against the NCAA. He says he needs more time to decide if it's a good deal.  


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July 29, 2014

Chances Are Pretty Good That’s A Bill Collector Calling

In about one-third of U.S. households, the sound of a phone or doorbell ringing may trigger a desire to duck.  That's because roughly 77 million adults with a credit file have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute, a research group.


July 29, 2014

NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit.  A federal court ruling obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries.


July 29, 2014

Tentative Amount For Unit 4 Referendum: $150 Million

Taxpayers in the Champaign School District could be looking at a $150-million referendum to pay for building one high school and expanding another.  That’s the tentative figure announced by Unit 4 officials Monday night.


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