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Ill. mascot foes awarded $5 000

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2002

A federal judge on Monday ordered the University of Illinois to pay $5,000 for five opponents of the school's Chief Illiniwek mascot.

The opponents asked for $1,000 to make a symbolic point about a school policy that forbade them from talking to athlete recruits about the mascot. The policy is no longer in place.

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Relevant Links:
Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois - http://www.uiuc.edu/dialogue/index.html
Anti-Chief Site - http://www.prairienet.org/prc/prcanti.html
Save the Chief, Pro Mascot Site - http://www.savethechief.com

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