Posts by amstrat

Please attend our celebration on Friday, Oct. 1st

It’s finally here – the unveiling of the historical marker for the Alpha Suffrage Club, the first organization to promote suffrage for Black women in Illinois, founded by Ida B. Wells.  The site was selected from over 22,000 sites on the virtual National Votes for Women Trail as one of five markers in Illinois to…

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Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth named Illinois House Speaker Pro Tempore

A local state representative has been named to a new leadership role in the Illinois House. 92nd District Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth has been selected as Speaker Pro Tempore. The new position makes her the highest ranked house member, outside the Chicago area. Read more at

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