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Women’s History Month is a time for commemorating and celebrating the vital role women play in American history. Beginning in 1982 and continuing for the next five years, the U.S. Congress passed resolutions designating a week in March as Women’s History Week. After petitioning by the National Women’s History Project, in 1987 Congress declared March as Women’s History Month. In the U.S. judiciary, as in the legal profession, women still trail men when it comes to representation. Women make up 34% of state court judges in the U.S. and 32% of state judges in Illinois. Similarly, women account for roughly… Continue Reading Women’s History Month: Honoring Judicial Trailblazers in Illinois