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Chicago voters chose attorney Lori Lightfoot to be the city’s next mayor. The former federal prosecutor soundly defeated opponent Toni Preckwinkle 74 percent to Preckwinkle’s 26 percent, according to unofficial vote totals, making her the first African-American female to be elected mayor of Chicago. She is also the first openly gay individual to hold the post. :snip:

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Lori Lightfoot makes Chicago history — a fed as mayor

John Kass

Apr. 2 2019

Now that Lori Lightfoot is mayor-elect of Chicago, many voices will tell you how history was made:

The first African-American woman elected mayor of Chicago, a lesbian, and a reformer in a corrupt city. Lori, with that devilishly dry sense of humor, in the town historically bossed by pink guys.

You think that’s historic, and it all involves identity politics, but how about something even more fundamentally symbolic of change than skin pigment or sexual orientation:

Lori Lightfoot is the first former federal prosecutor, in modern times anyway, elected mayor of Chicago.

A fed for mayor?

Perhaps Chicago is ready for reform after all.

Lightfoot was triumphant Tuesday night.

But I remember a voice on the phone back in September. There were no trumpets in it. It was a small voice, anguish flowing along a broken reed, a voice angry and bone tired.

It was Lori Lightfoot on the phone. And she was disgusted with politics.





Comment from Townhall

"who the hell cares if she is a woman, gay, plaid, ect, ect

CAN SHE DO THE JOB and FIX Chicago??

if not, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!"

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