| Feb 19, 2011
NFL player on Super Bowl-winning teams
Dave Duerson, 50, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, was found dead Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Investigators...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 8:57 PM
It's not just a game, sports can be a life changing experience. There's a proposal in the Kansas legislature dealing with athletes and head injuries.
It's backed by the Kansas Medical Society and outlines rules for when middle and high school...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 7:33 AM
Services for former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson, who authorities say killed himself last week, will be held Saturday at a South Side church.
Duerson, who died Feb. 17 in Sunny Isles, Fla., was a native of Muncie, Ind., and a member of the Super...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Former teammates and friends solemnly gathered Saturday morning to attend the funeral of former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on the city's South Side.
Hundreds of mourners filled the main floor and balcony of...
| Sep 27, 2012
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At some point your mom or dad probably said, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” Ralphie from “A Christmas Story” knows what I’m talking about.
Many people participating in activities...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:23 PM
What happened to Daniel Brett is the worst-case scenario.
After constant, excruciating headaches that stemmed from multiple concussions and months of unsuccessful treatment, the 16-year-old chose suicide as the way to free himself from the pain.
| Aug 3, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Are you ready for some football? First, however, are you ready for some autopsies?
The opening of the NFL training camps coincided with the closing of the investigation into the April suicide by gunshot of Ray Easterling, 62, an eight-season NFL safety...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson’s family today sued the NFL over his suicide last year, claiming the league for decades had known that concussions from playing football cause brain damage but deliberately concealed that information from players,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:00 PM
A foundation named after former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last year, donated 80 concussion kits on Friday to football programs at Chicago public high schools.
“It is our hope and duty to contribute to a safer game of football...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A heroin dealer in upstate New York. A juvenile court judge in Tennessee.
A Stanford grad overseeing $500 million in pension funds for Florida state retirees. A felon who watched his son win the Heisman Trophy from a jailhouse TV.
These are your 1994...
| Feb 18, 2011
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW): Host Joel Weisman with Mary Mitchell (Chicago Sun-Times), Mike Flannery...