Lori Lightfoot elected Chicago’s first black female mayor — The Week

Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosector, won Chicago’s mayoral election on Tuesday, becoming the city’s first black female mayor. She defeated Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president and chair of the Cook County Democratic Party. Lightfoot, 56, is the second woman to be elected mayor of Chicago, after Jane Byrne, who served one term from…

Lori Lightfoot elected Chicago’s first black female mayor — The Week

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