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Urban League Finds Jackson's Replacement

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The Chicago Urban League has a new leader.

Businesswoman and attorney Andrea Zopp takes over as president and CEO of the 90-year old civil rights group.

Former president Cheryl Jackson stepped down to purse an unsuccessful bid for the U.S Senate.

Zopp says the organization has for years been a leader in education, housing, and job creation.

ZOPP: It really was both the history and the potential of the organization. I think there is really no organization who can do what the Urban League does as well as it does.

Zopp most recently was general counsel of Exelon.

She also served as the first assistant Cook County state’s attorney in the 90s.

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