Women's Caucus Illinois Legislators Have History Of Bringing Babies To Work By Mary Hansen • Apr 23, 2018 Mary Hansen / NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS U. S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history last week by being the first to bring her infant to the Senate floor while she voted. In Springfield, both chambers have been open to mothers and children. Women Rising: The Push For Gender Parity In State Government By Rachel Otwell • Feb 15, 2018 Rachel Otwell / NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, as well as the 2016 election, have sparked renewed passion for electing women to office in Illinois. Illinois Women Tell Their #Metoo Stories By Maureen Foertsch McKinney • Dec 14, 2017 Kelsey Greene Photography In the midst of the national #metoo phenomenon, Illinois women wrestle with their own experiences. Women's Caucus Created By State Senators By Jaclyn Driscoll • Nov 9, 2017 Jaclyn Driscoll Women in the Illinois Senate plan to advance their voices in leadership with the creation of their own caucus. Women on both sides of the aisle say they’ve had a significant role in crafting policy, but may not always get the credit they deserve.