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Retired University Of Illinois Mascot Still Stands For Some Fans05:47
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Supporters and opponents of University of Illinois' mascot listen at a board of trustees meeting Thursday, June 17, 2004 in Chicago. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
Supporters and opponents of University of Illinois' mascot listen at a board of trustees meeting Thursday, June 17, 2004 in Chicago. (M. Spencer Green/AP)

Thirteen years after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign retired their racist, Native American-themed mascot, the image continues to pop up everywhere amid calls to bring it back.

The mascot officially retired in 2007 after decades of calls to get rid of the character. Lee Gaines of Illinois Newsroom reports.

This segment aired on July 29, 2020.

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