Elected to lead: Women of color hold top offices in Chicago and Cook County

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot

For the first time in history, a large U.S. metropolitan area will be led by women of color.

Lori Lightfoot made national news when she was elected mayor of Chicago April 2. She is the first Black woman and first lesbian mayor-elect.

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Writers interpret the world in various ways, the point is to change it.