Rob Komosa's legacy
"I am tearful and happy for Rob Komosa."
That's part of a post on Facebook this week by Don Grossnickle, a longtime friend of Rob Komosa. Komosa died earlier this year following years of paralysis from a 1999 Rolling Meadows High School football accident.
Grossnickle's tears are because lawmakers sent to Gov. Pat Quinn legislation requiring high schools to carry insurance to cover accidents like Komosa's. Quinn is expected to sign it into law.
Grossnickle started an organization to spearhead the longtime fight for schools to carry insurance in the future.
Now that the legislation is with the governor, Grossnickle has raised some questions about how it'll work. The Illinois High School Association can set up a group policy for schools and exactly how that'll work is something he remains interested in.
The whole situation is a reminder of how hard it can be to get legislation approved and that often a new law doesn't mean an issue is over.