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The Pioneering Women of Chicago

  Visit 4 memorials and statues of real women in the public space

  Explore 3 museums which were founded by or named after women

  Stroll at 50 parks which are named after women

  Get to know the female political leaders: 2 female mayors of Chicago, 2 US female Senators and 17 US House members from Illinois

  Cheer for 2 Chicago women's professional sports teams in basketball and soccer

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Louise Bourgeois memorial sculpture honoring Jane Adams,Helping Hands, restored

Sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) Helping Hands, a memorial to social activist Jane Adams which had been vandalized and put in storage several years after its 1996 dedication, has been restored and relocated to Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, next to the Clarke House Museum. This inept video of the September 24, 2011 ceremonies includes remarks by Chicago Park District historian Julia Bachrach, Museum of Contemporary Art curator Naomi Beckwith, Glessner House Executive Director William Tyre, 2nd ward alderman Robert Fioretti, and Jane Adams herself, in the person of author/activist Jan Lisa Huttner.