Supporters Keep Fighting for More Athlete Insurance in Ill.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The day after a state Senate panel approved legislation that would require public and private schools to carry catastrophic accident insurance to cover student athletes, supporters again urged the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board to make the decision on its own.

The plea from members of the Gridiron Alliance at Thursday night's District 214 meeting comes just days after Rob Komosa — a former student who was paralyzed during a football accident in 1999 — died over the weekend.

Komosa eventually settled a lawsuit against the district in 2005 for $12.5 million.

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