Mary Ann McMorrow http://tristatesradio.com en Legal Trailblazer Mary Ann McMorrow Passes Away http://tristatesradio.com/post/legal-trailblazer-mary-ann-mcmorrow-passes-away <p>The first woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court has died. Mary Ann McMorrow was 83.</p><p>McMorrow's election to the Illinois Supreme Court in 1992 was just one of a series of achievements in a career that spanned more than 50 years.</p><p>She was the only woman in her law school class in the early 1950s. After that, she was the first woman to prosecute felonies in Cook County.</p><p>One of her colleagues back then was future governor Jim Thompson, who recalled their work together in an interview in 2006, when McMorrow retired from the Supreme Court.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:19:55 +0000 Brian Mackey 29458 at http://tristatesradio.com Legal Trailblazer Mary Ann McMorrow Passes Away