A Brief History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Illinois

Women at work in the offices of the Chicago Political Equality League, ca. 1916. The Illinois women’s suffrage movement began in 1855 with the formation of the state’s first suffrage association in Earlville, a small town in LaSalle County southwest of Chicago. Suffrage conventions held in 1869 linked early Illinois suffrage activism to the national … Continue reading A Brief History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Illinois