Former head of city’s police board also becomes first openly LGBT mayor after winning runoff vote

Lori Lightfoot made history on Tuesday as she defeated Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff election to become the next mayor of Chicago, becoming the first black woman – and first openly LGBT person – to hold the position in the city.

The reform candidate, who won in a landslide victory, will succeed Rahm Emanuel this spring.

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