The latest dust-up involving the Illinois High School Association brings to mind Winston Churchill’s line about democracy being the worst form of government except for all of the others.
In case you missed it, State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, caused a stir by calling for hearings on how the IHSA runs its state-wide sports and activities programs. Initially, she also floated the idea of having the Illinois State Board of Education take over the IHSA’s duties, but that seems to have fallen off the agenda.
Chapa LaVia’s resolution passed the Illinois House by a 55-51 vote on Monday, so it looks like the hearings will happen. What is less clear is how they will make life better for Illinois’ prep athletes, coaches and fans.