A supporter of the Midgets mascot attends a school board meeting. (CBS)

Southern Illinois School Keeps Mascot Name That Some Find Offensive

About 500 people gathered at the Freeburg Community High School late Thursday to urge the school board not to dump the name that was coined nearly 100 years ago by a reporter after he watched the school’s short basketball team beat much larger opponents.


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View: The Dodgers Have A Non-Mascot Mascot

The Cubs aren’t the only team with mascot confusion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

This screen grab shows trouble brewing between a bar patron and wannabe Cubs mascot Billy Cub. (YouTube)

Wannabe Cubs Mascot Gives His Side Of Bar Brawl

He was caught on video this weekend throwing a punch in a Wrigleyville bar. As CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports, the man in the costume says there’s more to the story than the video shows.


New Cubs mascot, Clark, and Cubs prospect Kris Bryant, high five with children at Advocate Illinois Masonic’s Pediatric Developmental Center in Chicago on January 13, 2014. (Credit: Steve Green/Chicago Cubs)

Baffoe: So You’re Angry About The Cubs Mascot

The anger over the new Cubs mascot is a waste of time.

670 The Score–01/14/2014

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Things To Do This Weekend: Drink Beer, See A Play (A Good One) & Trek The Stars

The weekend! Let’s take a moment to breath it in. Okay, stop breathing, we don’t have time for breathing, we’ve got things to do. Here are three great things you can do this weekend…


Preschool and kindergarten students voted between Percy the Rooster and Billy the Duck in an election for the school mascot at three Primrose Schools in the suburbs on Oct. 30, 2012. (Credit: Facebook)

Kindergarteners, Pre-Schoolers Get First Taste Of Election In Vote For Mascot

Today was election day for some people who won’t get to cast a ballot for president of the United States for more than a decade.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2012

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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.


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.