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Chicago’s New Mayor

Edwin Gramajo, Opinions Editor

May 28, 2019

In April 2019, Lori Elaine Lightfoot (Democrat) was elected mayor of Chicago after a runoff election. Lightfoot was sworn in as mayor on May 20, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena. According to Mayor Lightfoot’s official website, “as mayor, she will work to create opportunity for every Chicagoan—regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orie...

Chicago’s Mayoral Run Off Election

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

March 26, 2019

Chicago experienced the first mayoral runoff between two black female candidates on the municipal election held on Feb. 26. Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle were the two candidates to receive the highest number of votes, though neither of them received 50 percent of votes. The runoff election will be held on April 2. Ear...

Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know

Chicago’s Feb. 26 Municipal Election: What to Know

February 12, 2019

The 2019 municipal elections are coming up on Feb. 26. The city of Chicago will vote on the positions for ...

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