So I think they felt that their culture was being trivialized. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the closing of every school in the state until March 30 amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. Results have finally been released from a survey of University of Illinois students about finding a new mascot to replace Chief Illiniwek. J.B. Pritzker has extended the state’s stay-at-home order through the month of May.

A proposed new mascot for University of Illinois, the belted kingfisher. Louis Police Chief John Hayden on officer-involved shooting,Rockwood schools will play sports, outside St. Louis County.What things are Cardinals legends Wainwright, Molina not good at?St. He says that’s because of all the alumni and fans who still cling to the chief.“I think this will continue to be a controversy, this will continue to be a burden on the university, especially the Native students who have to deal with this on a daily basis,” Sakiestewa Gilbert says.He added that perhaps time will prove the ultimate solution to the U of I’s mascot problem.“But we’re talking 50, 60, 70 years down the road, because there’s this community, in Champaign-Urbana, Central Illinois, and the state of Illinois, that will not let this go.”,For health questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email Louis Football Cardinals great Larry Wilson dies,Researcher: It's possible there won't be a COVID vaccine.Will Bikefest at Lake of the Ozarks Become a Superspreader Like Sturgis Motorcycle Rally?Couple requires all wedding guests be tested for COVID-19, hires nurse to monitor event,PICS: Live concerts return to downtown St. Louis with new venue called 'The Lot',WATCH: Surprised Joe Buck Learns He Has Joined His Father in the Pro Football Hall of Fame,Lawsuit filed against St. Louis County hopes to bring youth sports back,Sturgis-like motorcycle rally at Lake of the Ozarks spurs concern,Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died,US bans WeChat, TikTok citing national security, privacy,US Outlines Plans to Roll Out Free COVID-19 Vaccines for All Americans,VIDEO: Trump Shrugs Off Climate Change, Claims 'It'll Start Getting Cooler',Chiefs and Texans players booed for ‘moment of unity’ in Thursday’s NFL Opener,People with 9/11-related illnesses face new fears from COVID,5 ways to virtually pay tribute to the 19th anniversary of 9/11,DEGMAN: Some tips for ordering delivery during a pandemic,5 Cardinals with the most to prove this Spring Training,LISTEN: Reardon explains The Rolling Stones secret way of giving fans a bathroom break during concerts,Parental exploitation or organic fun? CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A referendum on the University of Illinois’s spring 2020 ballot proposing a new mascot for the school passed on Monday night. What became apparent was that when an old mascot was removed and a new one was quickly put into place via a popular vote, the outcome was not good.I believe three conditions need to exist before Illinois can even think about a new symbol for athletics:The third point here is the most important. The University of Illinois might adopt the Belted Kingfisher as their mascot. All rights reserved.© 2020 Entercom Communications Corp. All rights reserved.When texting this station, message & data rates apply. But I also knew that it had been nearly a decade since Chief was retired, and maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to investigate after all.After several months of planning and preparation.In short, it ended up being a semester from hell. And it’s an insult,” Reese says.Many opponents of the chief compare the mascot to a minstrel show. The results were held up a year and a half because of a complaint alleging the referendum interfered with two earlier referenda about re-instating the Chief as the Urbana campus’ official symbol. Those were always very uncomfortable things, but we felt important so we did them,” Reese says.She says the mascot is a misrepresentation of native people, and one which has been reinforced by depictions of Native Americans in popular culture, including children’s books.“The honoring that people say they do with mascots like this is not honoring.