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Lori Lightfoot Will Be 1st Black Woman, And Openly Gay Person, To Lead Chicago

Lori Lightfoot speaks at her election night party Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot was elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African-American woman to lead the city. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Lori Lightfoot speaks at her election night party Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot was elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African-American woman to lead the city. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Lori Lightfoot won a landslide victory in Tuesday’s mayoral runoff election in Chicago, beating Cook County Board President and Democratic Party leader Toni Preckwinkle. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with WBEZ’s Dan Mihalopoulos ( @dmihalopoulos).

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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