This story originally aired on ABC 7.
Nearly 104 years ago, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago.
It was February 1920, nearly six months before the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
Decades later, the league is active in all fifty states, working to protect and expand voting rights.
And people here in Illinois will have the chance to exercise that right, with the primary election coming up on March 19.