The Chicago Tribune reports that

Native Americans have sued the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, seeking a court order to prohibit "the use of Chief Illiniwek as a sports mascot."

The suit was filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court by the Illinois Native American Bar Association and two individuals. It asks the court to declare that the use of Illiniwek, the controversial symbol of the athletic teams at university's Urbana—Champaign campus, violates the Illinois Civil Rights Act.

If you missed Richard Baehr's article on the subject, read it here.