Two women have advanced to a runoff vote in Chicago’s election for mayor—either winner will become Chicago’s first black female mayor in the city’s 181-year history. Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are headed to the runoff on April 2. If Lightfoot wins, it would also mark the city electing its first publicly LGBT mayor.
A family is mourning today after a man was struck by a vehicle yesterday on West Broad Street near Scott’s Addition. The incident happened around 11:45a.m. near Summit Avenue. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the man was taken to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries. The driver remained on the scene, police said.
Drug distributors would be charged with felony homicide when a customer fatally overdoses if a new legislation is passed. The bill, passed by the House and the Senate, could charge the distributors of deadly drugs with second-degree murder, and spend between 5 and 40 years in prison. The bill awaits Governor Ralph Northam’s signature. If signed, it will become law July 1.