IHSA hearing in Chicago canceled

CHICAGO - A second Illinois legislative committee hearing involving the not-for-profit association that's in charge of high school sports in the state has been canceled.

The Illinois High School Association hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday in Chicago with the Illinois General Assembly's Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.  The first meeting was held in Springfield in May.

The association's lack of transparency has recently come under fire, and there have been talks of shifting the association's responsibilities to the state.  Representative Linda Chapa LaVia sponsored the non-binding legislation, seeking to investigate the organization.

However, the IHSA says it's exempt from public information laws because it's a not-for-profit group.  It's director has argued that it posts financial audits online, and that the group uses profits to pay for sports that don't usually generate revenue, like bass fishing and chess.

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