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Illinois celebrates 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage

In 1813, The Land of Lincoln became the first state East of the Mississippi to allow women the vote. The nation as a whole didn’t follow suit until 1920. Last night, Eureka College held an event celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in Illinois. Professor Junius Rodriguez was the engine pushing the event, and he’ll join us to tell us how and why Illinois was at the forefront of the suffrage movement. Photo: AP

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