Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont has been in the state Senate longer than any other woman and is the longest-serving GOP woman lawmaker in the state. Radogno was a stay-at-home parent when she first got into politics. She says it started with a debate over a fire house in her hometown. Maureen McKinney interviewed Radogno because March is Women’s History Month.
You can also hear her interview with Democrat Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, the longest-serving woman in the General Assembly, at wuis.org.