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Who is Lori Lightfoot?

A woman who had never been elected to office has busted Chicago's long-time Democratic political machine.

Chicago guaranteed to elect its first black woman mayor

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle have emerged from a crowded field of candidates to move on to a runoff in Chicago's mayoral race, meaning the Windy City will elect its first black woman mayor in city history this spring.

14 candidates on Tuesday ballot for Chicago's top office

A toll of 550 people killed in 2018. Almost 10,000 guns seized. Corruption scandals engulfing City Hall. And an internationally-covered black eye given to the city's racial issues courtesy of an actor. Why would anyone want to be mayor of this empire?