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Lawmakers Approve Concussion Training For Illinois High School Coaches

A bill headed to the governor’s desk requires concussion training for high school coaches in Illinois.

The measure requires the Illinois High School Association to put together a training program on the dangers of traumatic head injuries.

Athletic directors, head coaches, and assistant coaches of all sports would have to take the free course every two years.

Representative Carol Sente of Lincolnshire sponsored the bill in the house and says it's about getting everyone better educated on the topic.

Student athletes would also have to watch a concussion awareness video each year.

The house passed the measure back in April and the senate approved it this week.

It still must be signed into law by Governor Quinn.