Chicago elects mayor with new progressive vision for city

Geraldine Edwards
April 6, 2019

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot realizes being the first black woman and first lesbian to lead the city is monumental, but the real feat, she says, is taking down the city's historically well-fortified establishment.

With numerous mayoral candidates promising they would remove current Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson after taking office, Lightfoot claims such a move might do more harm than good. Join our WhatsApp group today. She was also the city's first gay mayor.

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Reports seen by Briefly.co.za on Thursday, 4 April indicated Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor with little experience in politics, won the coveted mayoral race after garnering 74% of the votes.

Lightfoot celebrated her historic win by kissing her spouse, Amy Eshleman, on stage.

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Preckwinkle is the chief executive of Cook County where Chicago is based, which analysts said worked against her during a change election as voters sought to shake up city hall. We will embrace our uniqueness.

"A new mayor with a plan for police reform and better police-community relations will enhance the quality of life in the city and encourage people - especially young people who wish to start a family - to move to the city", said Loyola University Chicago professor Arthur Lurigio. Her campaign included a promise to crush corruption and check the epidemic-levels of violence in the city and restore the public education system.

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As of 2017, Chicago, one of the largest cities in America, had a population of 2.7 million people. Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

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