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The chief is no more, but still lives on in the hearts of Illini fans. Politically correct or not, the chief logo was one damn fine example of design.

Chief Blackhawk Statue at Oregon Illinois.Growing up we had family road trips to the park. Loved the old indian

This is me being a happy bitch on a floating bed (as I deemed it) at the beach last weekend. Happy almost Friday!

Chief Illiniwek was the mascot and the official symbol of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1926 to February 21, 2007. The mascot was portrayed by a student dressed in Sioux regalia to represent the Illiniwek, the state's namesake. After nearly 20 years of arguments that Chief Illiniwek perpetuated stereotypes about American Indian peoples, Chief Illiniwek was banned and made a final official appearance was at an Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball game on Feb. 21…