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In some states, prep sports finances made public

Published: Monday, July 7, 2014 2:00 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, July 7, 2014 4:14 p.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — While some Illinois lawmakers call for greater transparency at the Illinois High School Association, the groups that oversee prep sports in some other states make their records public.

The Chicago Sun-Times examined the transparency levels for the high school governing bodies in the six most populous U.S. states plus four others near Illinois (http://bit.ly/1otn5FL ). It found that seven of those groups are either subject to open-records laws or voluntarily respond to requests.

The IHSA says that as a nonprofit it isn't subject to public-records request. But it does make public some information about its finances.

In Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas prep sports governing bodies let the public see contracts and other records.

A second legislative hearing on the IHSA initially planned for Tuesday in Chicago has been canceled.

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