Recap of Chicago's Groundbreaking Election Night

It's a runoff! But either candidate will be making history!

Despite historically low voter turnout in the city of Chicago for last night's election, it was still a night of surprises!

Political outsider Lori Lightfoot walked away with around 90,000 votes, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle earned around 83,000. They were the top two vote-getters among the 14 candidates running for mayor in Tuesday's election. Since neither received more than 50 percent of the vote, there will be a runoff on April 2. But with either candidate, Chicago will soon have its first African-American female mayor.

Learn more about the candidates and prepare for the runoff!

Check out Lori Lightfoot here.

Check out Toni Preckwinkle here.

 

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