Annette Clark looks at a pen Gov. Pat Quinn used to sign the bill named for her son, Rasul “Rocky” Clark, who was paralyzed by a football injury while playing football at Eisenhower High School. | Casey Toner~Sun-times media.
Annette Clark receives a copy of "Rocky's Law," which Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday. It was named for her son, Rasul "Rocky" Clark, who was paralyzed by a football injury while playing for Eisenhower High School in 2000. He died last year. | Casey Toner~Sun-Times Media
ADDS WHEN CLARK PASSED AWAY -FILE - In this April 5, 2011 file photo, Rocky Clark, a former Illinois high school football player who became a quadriplegic after his neck was broken during a play, smiles in his home, in Robbins, Ill. Clark who played football for Eisenhower High School in Blue Island Ill., was remembered Sunday Aug. 4, 2013 at the school as Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation which will be known as "Rocky's Law". The law requires public and private school districts to provide catastrophic accident insurance for students who are injured while participating hi school-sponsored or supervised athletic events. Clark passed away in 2012. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)