Who is Lori Lightfoot?

A woman who had never been elected to office has busted Chicago's long-time Democratic political machine.

Chicago guaranteed to elect its first black woman mayor

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle have emerged from a crowded field of candidates to move on to a runoff in Chicago's mayoral race, meaning the Windy City will elect its first black woman mayor in city history this spring.

14 candidates on Tuesday ballot for Chicago's top office

A toll of 550 people killed in 2018. Almost 10,000 guns seized. Corruption scandals engulfing City Hall. And an internationally-covered black eye given to the city's racial issues courtesy of an actor. Why would anyone want to be mayor of this empire?

Democratic mayors blast Trump, decline White House invite

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and a host of other mayors who had been invited to the White House on Wednesday declined the invitation because of a Justice Department crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities.

Madison mayor: Today, Dallas is right next door

At a news conference in Madison address the shooting in Dallas, Madison community leaders emphasized that while the deadly shooting in Thursday night was hundreds of miles away, it's a human tragedy shared by all, including Madison.