Liberal groups and Illinois lawmakers celebrated International Women’s Day at the state Capitol. But one subset of legislators was absent: Republicans.
The all-Democratic list of speakers didn’t shy away from politics. There were shots at the governor, and talk of a legislative platform focused on social services and health care access for women.
But Democratic state Senator Toi Hutchinson, of Olympia Fields, says there is respect for GOP women … like Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, who launched the “grand bargain” negotiations: