The state of Indiana was the first state east of the Mississippi to grant women the right to vote. That was back in 1913, so there isn’t much time before the big centennial baton moves on. The actual news items from the state itself give a flavor of what people there are saying about this occasion. There has been a play about Chicago women: #1. #2. Chicago historian Cecille Gerber who presented a special program. In this piece, she speaks about the importance of this centennial occasion. #1. #2. And the Illinois League of Women Voters turned out for a special celebration.