Chicago Mayor Ousted In Reelection Bid

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the first Black woman and openly gay person to lead the city, has lost her bid for reelection.  Of the eight people running, Lightfoot came in third but only received 16% of the vote.  Critics of Lightfoot blame her for the soaring crime rates seen in Chicago during her tenure as mayor.  Paul Vallas, who is Chicago Public Schools CEO and city budget director, will face Brandon Johnson, Cook County Board of Commissioners member, on April 4 in a runoff election. According to MSN, Vallas has served as an advisor to the Fraternal Order of Police during Lightfoot’s administration and favors adding hundreds of police.  Johnson, who is a former teacher and union organizer, was heavily backed by the Chicago Teachers Union.