_____ 1. Jane Addams _____ 2. Bonnie Blair _____ 3. Ida B. Wells _____ 4. Gwendolyn Brooks _____ 5. Patricia Harris _____ 6. Myra Bradwell _____ 7. Cloris Leachman _____ 8. Mary Jones _____ 9. Jane Byrne A. Won a Pulitizer Prize for poetry in 1950
B. Matoon resident who was the first African-American female cabinet member. She served as Secretary of HEW in the Carter administration.
C. Was Miss Illinois in 1946; she went on to act in movies and television.
D. Illinois lawyer, who along with her husband, was successful in getting Mary Lincoln released from a mental hospital.
E. Rockford resident who won a Nobel Prize in 1931.
F. Thanks to a snowfall, she became the first female mayor of Chicago.
G. Champaign native who won five gold Olympic medals in speed skating.
H. Advocated for the rights of workers after losing her family to yellow fever and her business to the Chicago fire.
I. Born a slave, she became a teacher and campaigned against the evils and practice of lynching.