• Community Refinances Debt for Sports Complex

    by Robert Sanchez August 2016

    Lisle has refinanced debt it incurred for construction of the Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex after postponing the deal for more than two months. Village trustees approved the sale Monday of roughly $3.7 million in bonds that allow the town to take advantage of lower interest rates and eliminate a large balloon payment due in eight years. The debt will continue to be repaid with money generated from the village's hotel-motel tax.

  • Family Reaches $3M Settlement in Public Pool Death

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The family of a teenager who died after he was pulled from a public swimming pool reached a tentative $3 million settlement with Los Angeles County and four county lifeguards whom the family claimed were negligent in trying to save their son, according to a report.

  • Plans Call for Major Sports Complexes in Indiana

    by Joseph Dits August 2016

    Closed and aging pools at Plymouth and Elkhart high schools, plus a shuttered YMCA, have spurred the two cities to pursue major sports complexes. If the plans come to fruition, northern Indiana would become home to two glistening centers that act as magnets for athletes, from soccer players to swimmers, as well as fitness buffs. Both projects, in fact, are banking on a pool fit for competitors. And both recently secured money from Indiana's Regional Cities Initiative to cover some of the costs. St. Joseph County, meanwhile, has its own sports complex dreams. Visit South Bend Mishawaka is studying whether the area could support an indoor complex with a 200-meter track and basketball courts, which could be adapted for other sports. The goal: to lure travel sports teams and fill hotels. Closed and aging pools at Plymouth and Elkhart high schools, plus a shuttered YMCA, have spurred the two cities to pursue major sports complexes.

  • Concussion Protocol Failure Can Bring Negligence Claim

    by John Wolohan and Emily Campeas August 2016

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  • Family Sues Pool Owners Over Boy’s 2014 Injuries

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The family of a boy who suffered a concussion and a broken leg after a fall from a high dive two years ago is suing the owners of a Texas pool.

  • Years Later, Approved Parks Projects Still Unbuilt

    by Alison Noon August 2016

    A decade after California voters approved spending $400 million to build parks in some of the state's poorest neighborhoods, an Associated Press review found fewer than half the 126 projects have been built. Now Democratic lawmakers are looking to add another $1 billion to the program. State officials say the long wait is the result of strong oversight, but people waiting for the parks see only empty lots.

  • NCAA Part of $1.2M Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The NCAA and other defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit will pay $1.2 million in a settlement with the parents of a college football player who died in 2011 from a head injury suffered in practice.

  • Richmond Residents Unhappy with Football Partnership

    by Louis Llovio August 2016

    An overwhelming majority of respondents to a just-released survey are unhappy with the deal struck between Richmond and the Washington Redskins to bring the team's training camp to the city. According to the survey, 74 percent of respondents think Richmond's investment in the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center here has not been valuable, and 76 percent think the city should not continue paying the team a $500,000 annual fee. "Absolute boondoggle to spend money on this when the roads and school(s) physical plant is in terrible shape," one respondent said. "A billionaire owns the Redskins; let him build his own damn facility."

  • Plan for $15M Rec Center Sparks Concerns

    by William Kelly August 2016

    Palm Beach residents were given a forum Thursday to speak their minds and ask questions about a $15 million master plan for a new and larger recreation center at Seaview Park.

  • LA Council Seeks $22.5M to Fund Stadium Facilities

    by Daily News of Los Angeles August 2016

    The Los Angeles City Council agreed Friday to apply for a $22.5 million federal loan to help fund a sports museum, conference rooms and other facilities next to the Los Angeles Football Club's 22,000-seat soccer stadium in Exposition Park.