In August two stories were running simultaneously with a mild connection:
1) Jim Leach was being accused of racism for handing out fake Native American headdresses at parades.
2) The University of Illinois was considering retiring its own mascot and long-time wearer of Native American headdresses, Chief Illiniwek.
I suggested a compromise: Retire Jim Leach instead and allow him to replace the Chief.
Jim Leach did his part, but the U of Illinois isn't doing theirs. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Chief Illiniwek will perform at his last home game on Wednesday, when the men's basketball team plays their final home game of the season. So it appears Leach will have to settle for one of the other 7,000 jobs he's being offered.