Illinois Lawmakers Eyeing Statewide High School Sports Takeover

-By Benjamin Yount

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Legislature certainly does not want to administer the state’s high school chess tournament, but lawmakers wouldn’t mind getting a piece of the millions of dollars high school basketball and high school football bring in each year.

A plan heading to the Illinois House could begin a set of hearings that could end with a state takeover of the Illinois High School Association.

The IHSA is in charge of all high school sports and events, everything from football to girls’ volleyball to the annual high school journalism contest.

The organization, though it works with public schools, is a private nonprofit group.

And a revenue generating machine…

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