Chicago makes history electing Lori Lightfoot as first black woman mayor

Chicago makes history electing Lori Lightfoot as first black woman mayorA former federal prosecutor, Lightfoot won 74 percent of the vote with almost all precincts counted compared to 26 percent for Preckwinkle, a long-time local fighter, to become Chicago’s 56th mayor. Lightfoot, 56, who can also become the first openly gay mayor of this third-largest U.S. city, appealed to voters that are tired of politics as normal. You made a movement for change,” Lightfoot told hundreds of fans at her election night party, promising to end corruption and create the city’s streets safe again.