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Tag: Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission
Myra Bradwell
A panel of six female Illinois justices, including the three who serve on the Illinois Supreme Court, and the woman president of the state’s largest bar association, are coming to NIU to headline “Myra Bradwell: The Practice of Law in the Wake of Her Legacy.” The panel discussion is planned from 1 to 5 p.m....
Mary Todd Lincoln
In 1875, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, petitioned to have his mother institutionalized for insanity. Mary Lincoln had no knowledge of her son’s intentions until Chicago police officers showed up outside of her hotel to escort her to the courthouse. For three hours, 17 witnesses testified to Mary Lincoln’s erratic behavior...