Andrea Grubb Barthwell, M.D., worked in the White House under President of the United States George W. Bush as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Andrea Lane Zinga is a former television reporter, and was twice the Republican nominee for Congress in Illinois's 17th congressional district.
Anita Alvarez is the State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois. Alvarez is the first Hispanic woman elected to this position, after being the first Latina to win the Democratic nomination for state attorney of Cook County.
Ann Callis is a former chief judge of Illinois's Third Judicial Circuit. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the current Democratic candidate to represent Illinois' 13th congressional district in the 2014 federal elections.
Anna Langford (1917 – September 17, 2008) was an American politician and lawyer who served on the Chicago City Council in Chicago, Illinois. Langford became the first African American woman elected to the Chicago City Council in 1971. She ultimately served three nonconsecutive terms on the council.
Bobbie L. Steele was sworn in as the 32nd president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on August 1, 2006. She had been commissioner for the 2nd District of Cook County, Illinois for 20 years and served out the remainder of the current presidential term through December 4, 2006.
Carrie Austin is alderman of the 34th ward of the City of Chicago.
Catherine J. Melchert was the Mayor of Bartlett, Illinois from 1993 to 2009. In 1982 she was appointed Trustee, and later elected to a two year term in 1983. She served as a Trustee until 1993, when she was elected mayor. She has been mayor ever since. She has been a Bartlett resident since 1970.
Christine Cegelis is the acting Assistant Director of Central Management Services for the State of Illinois and was the 2004 Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional district of Illinois. She ran in the Democratic primary for the same seat in 2006 and lost to former Army Major Tammy Duckworth. Many Democrats, including Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Rahm Emanuel supported Duckworth over Cegelis in the 2006 primary by sending fundraising letters on Duckworth's behalf during the primary.
Colleen Callahan is an agribusiness news reporter and Illinois Director of USDA Rural Development. She was the Democratic nominee for Illinois' 18th congressional district in 2008.
Deborah Sims is Commissioner for the 5th district of Cook County, Illinois, which covers most of the southwest side of Chicago.
Elizabeth "Liz" Doody Gorman is Commissioner for the 17th district of Cook County, Illinois. Gorman served as Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party from 2007 to 2008  and is the Orland Township Republican Committeeman.
Emily Taft Douglas (April 19, 1899 – January 28, 1994) was a Democratic Party politician from the U.S. state of Illinois. She served as a U.S. Representative at-large from 1945 until 1947 and was married to U.S. Senator Paul Douglas from 1931 until his death in 1976. She was the first female Democrat elected to Congress from Illinois, and her election made Illinois one of the first two states (the other was California) to have been represented by female House members from both parties.
Freddrenna Margaret Lyle is alderman of the 6th ward of the City of Chicago City Council. She was appointed to the office by Mayor Daley in 1998 to fill the unexpired term of John O. Steele, now a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court.
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