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Lori Lightfoot Elected Chicago’s First Black Woman Mayor

Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who later led the city’s police board, scored a landslide victory Tuesday to become Chicago’s first black woman and openly gay mayor.

The 56-year-old Lightfoot is a first-time elected official and assumes control of a cash-strapped city from Mayor Rahm Emanuel – a centrist Democrat who was a White House chief of staff and congressman before serving eight years as mayor.

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