Election Results: A New Mayor, Treasurer, And Some Races That Are Too Close To Call

Lori Lightfoot Will Be 1st Black Woman, And Openly Gay Person, To Lead Chicago
Lori Lightfoot speaks at her election night party Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot was elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African-American woman to lead the city. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Lori Lightfoot Will Be 1st Black Woman, And Openly Gay Person, To Lead Chicago
Lori Lightfoot speaks at her election night party Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot was elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African-American woman to lead the city. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Election Results: A New Mayor, Treasurer, And Some Races That Are Too Close To Call

It was a truly historic night as Lori Lightfoot became the first black woman and first openly gay person to be elected mayor of Chicago. She won all 50 wards, and pulled in nearly three-quarters of the vote in her race against an established politician with more money and better name recognition: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. All this hour, we break down what comes next for Chicago after this historic municipal election. It wasn’t only the mayor’s race that was decided last night: we’ve got a new city treasurer, new aldermen, and a few races yet to be decided. WBEZ politics reporters Dan Mihalopoulos and Becky Vevea break it all down with Jenn White on the Morning Shift.