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Leagues across the State of Illinois are marking the 100th anniversary this year of the bill that gave women suffrage in Illinois in June 1913. Illinois was the first state east of the Mississippi to grant suffrage seven years ahead of the 19th amendment ratified in 1920. Once the Illinois bill was passed, the eastern seaboard states saw that women voting was a force for political change and the final push for national suffrage gained momentum. We have received a letter commemorating this event from the State. We hope to have this letter displayed in the Court House for all women of Illinois to see. This letter is available as a PDF file at the link below - so that members can download it if interested in having a personal copy.

100th Anniversary Celebration PDF file