tate won't probe 'Chief Illiniwek' decision
The Illinois attorney general's office rejected a request to probe the demise of the "Chief Illiniwek."

A Republican state senator accused the University of Illinois of breaking the law by retiring the controversial mascot without a vote or a meeting. The board of trustees has since approved a resolution to end the "Chief."

The NCAA put the school on its list of "hostile and abusive" Indian mascots. The NCAA policy would have barred the school from hosting post-season games or displaying Indian imagery during playoffs.

The school faced opposition from Native students, alumni, faculty and tribes.

Get the Story:
Attorney general won't probe Illiniwek vote (AP 3/15)

NCAA Update:
Status of Indian Mascot Policy (April 28, 2006)

NCAA Executive Committee Decision:
Native American Mascot Appeals Decisions (April 28, 2006)

NCAA Policy on Indian Mascots:
NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events (August 5, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Retire the Chief - http://www.retirethechief.org

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