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Top Chicago news: Lori Lightfoot elected mayor; Newly Weds food factory destroyed in fire

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Chicago, from three people shot in Tuesday gun violence to updated city council election results. 

Newly weds foods factory destroyed by fire on Chicago's Northwest Side

A massive fire destroyed a food factory on the city's Northwest Side Tuesday evening. 

Read the full story on ABC 7.

Lori Lightfoot elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African-American woman to lead the city

Lori Lightfoot won a resounding victory Tuesday night to become both the first African-American woman and openly gay person elected mayor of Chicago, dealing a stinging defeat to a political establishment that has reigned over City Hall for decades.

Read the full story on the Chicago Tribune

3 shot — 2 fatally — in city gun violence Tuesday

Three people were shot across Chicago Tuesday, a sharp decline from the nine shot both Sunday and Monday. Two of Tuesday’s shootings, however, were fatal.

Read the full story on the Chicago Sun Times

Judge to consider request from media to unseal Smollett file

It will be several weeks before a judge decides whether the public will get a look at the sealed court file in the Jussie Smollett case.

Read the full story on WGN 9.

Chicago City Council Election: Alderman Pat O'Connor unseated; Several races too close to call

Several aldermanic races remain too close to call after Tuesday's election which saw 15 seats on Chicago's City Council up for grabs. 

Read the full story on ABC 7.