One Illinois lawmakers says it's about time the U of I reinstated Chief Illiniwek. Charleston Representative Chapin Rose makes the case on "Twitter" after the University of North Dakota decided to reinstate its "Fighting Sioux" nickname. UND is restoring the nickname despite threats of sanctions from the NCAA, which claims the nickname is offensive to Native Americans.

The U of I hasn't used its popular Chief Illiniwek mascot since 2007.

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