100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Illinois

A celebration sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Chicago

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Illinois

On June 11, 1913, the Illinois legislature passed a bill giving women the right to vote for Presidential electors and some local offices.

The celebration will feature:

  • Radical Ideas! Women and The Vote
    • Written by Mary Bonnett
    • Performed by Brigid Duffy as Catherine Waugh McCulloch; Alma Washington as Ida B. Wells-Barnett; Mary Bonnett as Grace Wilbur Trout; and Paul Odell Ensemble
  • Alderman Leslie Hairston, 5th Ward


Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6 to 8 PM


Exchequer Restaurant, 226 S. Wabash Ave.

The restaurant is on the west side of Wabash between Adams and Jackson.

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How to get there:

Bus routes:

  • There are many bus routes on State Street (one block west) or Michigan Avenue (one block east)

EL routes:

  • Brown, purple, pink, green and orange lines: Adams/Wabash station
  • Blue line: Jackson/Dearborn station
  • Red line: Monroe/State or Jackson/State station


  • Van Buren Street Station – Metra Electric District. Walk one block west to Wabash, 1.5 blocks north
  • LaSalle Street Station – Rock Island District. Walk 4 blocks east to Wabash, 1.5 blocks north


Adams/Wabash Self Park
Entrance on south side of Adams west of Wabash or west side of Wabash south of
Adams. Exchequer provides a discount coupon. Cost with discount is $10.
East Side of Wabash between Adams and Jackson: $14 after 4 PM
Park 1
328 S Wabash, surface lot, $12 evening rate.


$25 includes pizza, salad and wine

RSVP with payment required by June 1

Pay online at LWVChicago.org or mail checks to LWVChicago, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 525 Chicago, IL 60604.

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