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Phyllis Schlafly was known as the First Lady of the Conservative Movement by her legions of admirers.
Her rise to prominence started in the 1950s with her crusade against communism. But she might be most remembered for her battle against equal rights for women — a fight she waged here in Illinois.
Chicago magazine writer Carol Felsenthal wrote Schlafly’s biography in 1981, and she’s on the line to talk about Schlafly’s Illinois legacy.