Chief Illiniwek

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Should Blackhawks Head Away From The Indian Logo?

The Hawks’ Indian head logo isn’t directly disrespectful, but it’s inherently uncomfortable.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: My Plea For U. of I. To Embrace Its Native American Heritage

Why don’t more people talk about what we should do regarding Native American heritage?

670 The Score–11/16/2013

The Blackhawks logo. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Should The Blackhawks Ditch Their Indian Head Logo?

“Commit to the Indian” isn’t just an order by a coach or a phrase to be mocked on sports radio. It’s something that might warrant a deeper consideration.

670 The Score–06/17/2013

The former mascot of the University of Illinois, Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Win-Win Of Illiniwek Proposal Lost On University

The Illinois administration long ago should have worked to turn the Chief into something better, broader and more beneficial. It didn’t.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2013

The former mascot of the University of Illinois, Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Return Of Chief Illiniwek Proposed – And Ignored?

Banished from athletic events at the University of Illinois six years ago, Chief Illiniwek is now standing on the hypothetical sidelines in Champaign, holding a new proposal for his return.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2013

The former mascot of the University of Illinois, Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Univ. Of Illinois Needs To Release Results Of Students’ Illiniwek Vote

The Chief Illiniwek saga took a strange twist when it was revealed by the Daily Illini that unofficial results for all referendums on the 2013 student ballot had been released – except for the one involving the Chief.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2013

The former mascot of the University of Illinois, Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: ‘Chief Or Nothing’ Latest Rallying Cry For Illinois Students

A student group is again trying to replace banished school symbol Chief Illiniwek – and, this time, another group of students is trying to stop them.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2013

University Of Illinois Logo

Fighting Illini Mascot Contest

A student organization at the University of Illinois is holding a contest to find a new mascot to replace Chief Illiniwek.

05/06/2012

The former mascot of the University of Illinois, Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: In Push For New Mascot, Illini Group Hits Wall

One week ago Friday, stacks of T-shirts bearing a new Chief Illiniwek logo appeared for the first time on the shelves of a sports apparel store at the University of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2012

New Chief Illiniwek logo. (Courtesy Council of Chiefs)

Wisch: Non-Profit Group Unveils New Chief Illiniwek Logo

The Council of Chiefs, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, is unveiling a new Illiniwek logo today.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

The former mascot of the University of Illinois, Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Free Speech Joins Chief Illiniwek As Target At Illinois

If a beloved symbol represented a major public university for eight decades before its retirement, but the administration worked relentlessly afterward to pretend that it never even existed … Did Chief Illiniwek ever make a sound?

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

Push On To Pick New Mascot For Illini

Could Illini fans cheer for the Fighting Abe Lincolns? How about the Farmbots, Fire Chiefs or Doughboys?

CBS Chicago–11/13/2010

University Of Illinois Group Calls For New Mascot

A group of students at the University of Illinois wants the school to choose a new mascot to replace the now-retired Chief Illiniwek.

10/22/2010

Chief Illiniwek Event To Go Ahead

University of Illinois students are going ahead with plans to hold a dance celebrating the school’s former mascot, Chief Illiniwek, going back on an earlier decision to call the event off.

10/15/2010