Neither of the women running was a true outsider, they spent their entire careers on the state payroll. This election was about the illusion of change. The reality, as Baltimore and many other cities have shown, having a black woman as mayor does not mean change.
Chicagoans Reflect on What Having a Black Woman as Mayor Will Mean
As Chicagoans go to the polls on Tuesday, one outcome is certain: Chicago will become the largest American city to elect a black woman as its mayor.