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IHSA executive director Marty Hickman. | Sun-Times Mediphoto

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Updated: June 23, 2014 11:14AM

Even as pack-the-house players like Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker and Marcus Jordan led their teams to state titles in recent years, the Illinois High School Association has seen revenues and profits from its marquee state boys basketball tournament plummet.Between 2006 and last year, profits from the tournament fell by 29 percent, government records filed by the IHSA show. Revenues — mostly from ticket sales — decreased by 17 percent between 2009 and last year....READ MORE

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