Apr 9, 2024 - Politics

Chart of the day: Illinois women in office

Women as a share of municipal officeholders
Data: Rutgers; Map: Axios Visuals

At 31.5%, Illinois scores just below the national average of 32.3% when it comes to the percentage of women holding local offices.

Zoom in: Metro Chicago just lost one of its most powerful female officeholders with the death of County Clerk Karen Yarbrough.

For the record: Colorado leads the pack with 46.1%

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