Remembering the Historic Career of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow

Mary Ann McMorrow, who passed away on February 23, 2013, was the first woman in Illinois history to head a branch of government, when she became Chief Justice.  When she was about to retire in June, 2006, we sat down with her to ask about how she rose to the top of her field, what it was like balancing a family life and career, and whether it mattered that she was a woman on the Supreme Court.  She was a great lady, a mother, a wife, a lawyer, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois. We offer this interview as a fitting way to remember who she was, and what she accomplished.