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A look back at Chicago’s most iconic mayors

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Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 8, 2019

Chicago mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s landslide victory over long-time politician Toni Preckwinkle has been interpreted by many as a change to the way the city does politics. “They didn’t elect a Daley,” said DePaul sophomore Emily Burnett. “And to me, that seems like Chicago wants something ne...

Lightfoot becomes first African American woman to lead Chicago

Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot and her daughter Vivian Lightfoot appear with supporters at EvolveHer in Chicago Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2019

Lori Lightfoot will be the first African American woman to be the mayor of the city of Chicago, defeating political heavyweight Toni Preckwinkle in a historic landslide election. Lightfoot won the election with 73.6 percent of the vote to Preckwinkle’s 26.3 percent, the largest margin of victory i...

What you need to know about the candidates for Chicago mayor

What you need to know about the candidates for Chicago mayor

Ella Lee and Julia Hale, Focus Editor and Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

Chicago’s mayoral race is a mere week away, and candidates have finally settled in on their positions. Given that there are 14 candidates still in the race, a runoff is expected. Though it’s unlikely our city’s fate will be decided Feb. 26, here are where the candidates stand on three of the race...

Lori Lightfoot helps rebuild trust during mayoral race

Lori Lightfoot helps rebuild trust during mayoral race

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

February 11, 2019

In a crowded political race, it can often be difficult for voters to feel like they have an effective understanding of each candidate. With long-winded speeches and dense jargon, it’s sometimes tricky to discover the essence of each candidate. For Chicago mayor hopeful Lori Lightfoot, however, the...

Fioretti announces run for mayor, criticizes Emanuel

Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his bid for mayor earlier this month. The second ward alderman has been Mayor Rahm Emanuel's staunchest opponent on the city council. (M. Spencer Green | AP)

Brenden Moore

September 21, 2014

The mayor’s race has heated up in the past few weeks as Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his bid to unseat incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The second ward alderman made his announcement in front of a crowd of supporters in the gymnasium of East West University in the South Loop. He wasted no time going after ...

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