Lori Lightfoot Archives

Black mayors will lead four largest cities in America following historic midterm wins

January 26, 2023

For the first time in U.S. history, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston all will have black mayors, following Karen Bass’ recent victory in the City of Angels When Rep. Karen Bass takes office as the new mayor of Los Angeles next month, the country’s four largest cities will all have black leaders…. [Read More]

2019 Spring election results: Women make strives in area elections

April 4, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Milwaukeeans from throughout the county went to the polls to vote. This election focused on the Milwaukee Public School’s School Board seats and court justices for Wisconsin courts. While this was not a major race to decide the governor or even president, the results of Tuesday elections will shape the… [Read More]

A historic election in Chicago cracks the machine

March 14, 2019

The old guard is on the way out, and a progressive future for the city is coming into focus. Chicago’s population has decreased by about a quarter- million Black residents since 2000, with Latinos passing African Americans as the city’s second-largest demographic. So it was notable that on Chicago’s mayoral ballot February 26, six of… [Read More]