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Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot Emphasizes Unity In Victory Speech

Lightfoot said the word “together” five times in the first two and a half minutes of her victory speech.

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Lori Lightfoot, concludes her speech as she is elected the next mayor of Chicago.

The months-long race for Chicago mayor ended last night in a landslide.

Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot won over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with nearly 74 percent of the vote.

The word ‘history’ was on a lot of lips.

But in her victory speech, Lightfoot kept dropping another word: together.

The task now is to make it a reality.

WBEZ’S Becky Vevea explains.

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