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THE WATCHDOGS: Year after scandal cost Curie city title, CPS fails at basketball eligibility reforms
A year after promising reforms in the wake of a scandal that cost Curie Metro High School its city basketball title, Chicago Public Schools officials can’t say for sure whether players participating in most games this past season were academically eligible to play, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.
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Jevon Mamon, who built a successful program at Perspectives-Calumet, is taking over at Richards.
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Jim McLaughlin is stepping down after nine years as head boys basketball coach at Homewood-Flossmoor. 
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More than one of every four employees of the Illinois High School Association — the governing body for high school sports in Illinois — gets more than $110,000 a year in pay and benefits, according to Internal Revenue Service records.
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Marquise Waker, Chicago's top 8th grade hoops star, has moved to Kentucky to get an extra year of high school experience (and yes, he's moving back next year). 

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The Illinois High School Association announced Monday that more than 50 people will be on hand to support the organization at Tuesday's Illinois General Assembly hearing.
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Even as pack-the-house players like Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker and Marcus Jordan led their teams to state titles in recent years, the Illinois High School Association has seen revenues and profits from its marquee state boys basketball tournament plummet. 
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WATCH NOW: Beth Long sits down for an in-depth talk with Benet's Sean O'Mara, a Xavier recruit.
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