There were many Illinois women involved in the suffrage movement. In fact, one of the remarkable things of the movement is how many women it took to make it happen. It was truly a grassroots effort and almost every community throughout the state can claim to be home to a suffragist.

This website will feature a sampler of the biographies of Illinois suffragists. For more – visit the Women and Social Movements in the United States website where thousands of biographies of activist women (for suffrage and other causes) are held. You can search by state to find those based in Illinois.

See also the Primary Sources page for links to online biographies of Illinois suffragists.