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New mayor: an era is ending in Chicago

Lori Lightfoot is the first African-American woman to be elected mayor in Chicago. It takes over a metropolis, in which corruption and police violence are part of everyday life.

for the First time in the history of the city of Chicago with Lori Lightfoot, an African-American mayor elected. She is also the first openly homosexual Person who is at the top of the big city. The lawyer was against the 72-year-old Toni Preckwinkle, as the US media reported. Lightfoot follows the controversial Rahm Emanuel, who was not a runner.

The 56-Year-old had promised to change and so in the preceding round, the most votes can unite. Chicago is the first of the three largest cities in the country, which has an African-American woman at the top.

Lightfoot is a former Prosecutor

your competitor Preckwinkle had been stored, to have incorrect decisions in the fight against crime and nepotism in the third-largest US city is hit. She was regarded as a representative of the Establishment - what was detrimental to your election result.

Lightfoot is a former Prosecutor. You want to reduce the gun violence and the rampant corruption in the 2.7-million-inhabitant city. At the same time you committed to improving living conditions in majority Black populated, run-down neighborhoods in the South and West of the city, a came. The social inequalities are in the metropolis in the North of the USA is a big Problem.

police reform in sight?

Lightfoot should also work for reforms in the police. She had managed in the past, among other things, a Committee for the Reform of the police, after a black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer.

Chicago is one of the U.S. cities with the greatest problems: violence, abuse of power in the police, migration, and a growing debt are some of the topics.

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