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Eight Forty-Eight

Replacing Chief Illiniwek

Tonight's University of Illinois basketball game marks the last performance of Chief Illiniwek, who's performed at U of I athletic events for the past 81 years.

The decision has pleased some and saddened others.

But as this era comes to a close, we asked folks in Wrigleyville and along Michigan Avenue for suggestions to replace the Chief.

Music Button: Cantoma, “Essarai,” from the CD Cantoma (Quango Records)

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