Two days ago, Chicago made history! Yes, Chicago, known for its high crime rate, gang activity, political corruption, great fire, etc., this week broke through three norms. And all with a single winner of a single mayoral election. Our friend Gronda has written an excellent post highlighting this great moment … thank you, Gronda!
On the evening of the 2nd of February 2019, Chicagoan voters saw their first female African-American Democratic Party candidate, Lori Lightfoot become its mayor.
Here’s the rest of the story…
On April 2, 2019, Bill Ruthhart of the Chicago Tribune penned the following report, “Lori Lightfoot elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African-American woman to lead the city”
“Lori Lightfoot won a resounding victory Tuesday (4/2/2019) night to become both the first African-American woman and openly gay person elected mayor of Chicago, dealing a stinging defeat to a political establishment that has reigned over City Hall for decades.”
Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle
“After waging a campaign focused on upending the vaunted Chicago political machine, Lightfoot dismantled one of its major cogs by dispatching Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, whose candidacy had been hobbled in part by an anti-incumbent mood among voters and an ongoing federal corruption investigation at…
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