Editorial: The smart way to dispatch Chief Illiniwek




Controversies come and go — and some just never go away. Put the brouhaha over Chief Illiniwek in the latter category.

It’s been 11 years since the University of Illinois’ mascot danced his last dance. The school decided to end the Chief’s tenure as symbol for Fighting Illini sports teams in 2007. That was supposed to end 20 years of wrangling over the caricature — with its feathered headdress, buckskin and war paint in orange and blue ...


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