Illinois paves the way

On June 26, 1913, Governor Edward F. Dunne, seated, of Illinois signed the Suffrage Bill that gave Illinois women the right to vote. Governor Dunne signed the bill in the presence of Grace Wilbur Trout and union labor leader Margaret Healy, also seated.

( Acme News, Chicago Tribune historical photo / March 5, 2014 )

On June 26, 1913, Governor Edward F. Dunne, seated, of Illinois signed the Suffrage Bill that gave Illinois women the right to vote. Governor Dunne signed the bill in the presence of Grace Wilbur Trout and union labor leader Margaret Healy, also seated.

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