History has been made! Chicago just elected its first Black female mayor ever.
In a landslide, former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff election on Tuesday. Lightfoot, who is a lesbian, will also be the first openly gay candidate to lead the city. She will succeed Mayor Rahm Emanuel when she is sworn in on May 20.
In addition, Chicago is the second biggest city in the U.S. to elect a Black woman as mayor.
Congrats Mayor Lightfoot!