The 21st Show

Chief Illiniwek Controversy Carries On; Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Kennedy

Chief Illiniwek

In this Feb. 21, 2007 file photo, University of Illinois mascot Chief Illiniwek performs for the last time during an Illinois basketball game in Champaign, Ill. Illinois says the school is ending its tradition of playing "war chant" music during sporting events. Athletic department spokesman Kent Brown says the Illini made the decision in an effort to be more inclusive and because students haven't responded to it as much at football games. The music stems from the school's former mascot, Chief Illiniwek, a tradition that ended in 2007. Seth Perlman/AP/(File photo)

On the 21st: With Chief Illiniwek continuing to be a controversial matter at the University of Illinois, we talk to New York Times reporter Mitch Smith, as well as Champaign resident Breelyn Fay and University Student Body President Raneem Shamseldin about their takes on the issue. Also, we continue our governor candidate interviews with Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy.  

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