About Us

The Council of Chiefs, former portrayers of the Chief Illiniwek at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have created the website TheCouncilofChiefs.org as a means of demonstrating their support for the Chief and its great tradition for more than 80 years.

Although the last official dance took place in February, 2007, “The Chief Lives” and his spirit is alive and well in the hearts and minds of thousands and thousands of alumni, students, Chief supporters and members of the Illini Nation on campus and throughout the country.

The Website’s mission is to keep the Chief, its image and the Tradition visible to those who support the Chief tradition over the years and who are interesting in finding ways to continue and build the tradition moving forward.

For more information about us, visit our website at www.councilofchiefs.org.