Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot Emphasizes Unity In Victory Speech

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

Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot Emphasizes Unity In Victory Speech

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.