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The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot

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Lori Lightfoot Thanks Supporters After Winning Chicago Mayoral Race – NBC News

Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot thanks an excited crowd after defeating Toni Preckwinkle in runoff election for Chicago mayor.

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(CNN)While celebrating her victory in becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead Chicago, Lori Lightfoot thanked the city and those who blazed the trail for her victory.

“We may be strangers but in this room, in this city we are all neighbors,” she told a cheering crowd following her win.
Lightfoot faced a historic runoff Tuesday against Toni Preckwinkle, who is also an African-American woman.
“Now that it’s over I know that we will work together for the city that we both love,” Lightfoot said at her campaign celebration. “Today you did more than make history, you created a movement for change.”
She told her followers they were going to remake Chicago, home to 2.7 million people. “Now we’re going to take the next steps together,” she said. “Together we can and will finally put the interests of our people, all of our people, against the interests of a powerful few.” Her competitor vowed to keep working on issues important to her. To read more go to the link below:

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