RadioOnFire.com – Chicago made history yesterday evening as Lori Lightfoot became the first Black woman to be elected mayor of the midwestern city. Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, won the election after defeating a longtime Chicago political insider. Lightfoot not only became the first Black female mayor but also the first member of the LGBTQ community to hold office.
Lightfoot’s first order of business is stamping out Chicago’s deep-seated corruption while helping low-income, working-class families. “Together we can and will make Chicago a place where your zip code doesn’t determine your destiny,” said Lightfoot during her victory speech. “We can and we will break this city’s endless cycle of corruption and never again — never ever — allow politicians to profit from elected positions.”