Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 04, 2019

Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor

Chicago on Tuesday became the biggest US city to elect a black woman its mayor, as voters put their faith in an openly-gay political novice to tackle difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence. Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, won the Midwestern city's mayoral race in a lopsided victory.

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