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Ephedra history

Gov. Rod Blagojevich appears with then State Sen. Barack Obama and others after becoming the first U.S. governor to sign a bill banning the sale of ephedra. The governor is surrounded by Bears All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher, Obama, State Senator John Fricthey; along with Debbie and Kevin Riggins, whose son Sean was a high school football player died from taking ephedra. Tribune photo by Nancy Stone