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John Keilman

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John Keilman is a general assignment reporter for the Chicago Tribune, based in the suburbs. He writes about sports, education, health, drug abuse and many other subjects. Before joining the Tribune in 2001, he worked as a reporter in Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. Tips about strange occurrences, public outrages and inspiring people always welcome.

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  • Police in IL now offering heroin addicts treatment instead of jail

    Police in IL now offering heroin addicts treatment instead of jail

    Katelynn Lahman had just fired a shot of heroin into her arm when she decided to call her hometown's chief of police.Lahman, 20, had been on heroin for nine months. She finally decided to seek help, she said, but was unable to find a place that would take her."[The police chief] was like, 'What...

  • NCAA reaches $75 million settlement in concussion lawsuit

    NCAA reaches $75 million settlement in concussion lawsuit

    The NCAA has created a new protocol to handle concussed athletes and will spend millions to monitor the health of athletes who might have suffered concussions while playing college sports, according to a settlement filed in federal court this morning.The $75 million settlement caps litigation that...

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