CHICAGO (CBS) — The first woman and woman of color has been picked to lead the Chicago Fire Department.
Newly named Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt helped swear in a class of paramedics Friday.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Case Count Declines For 3rd Consecutive Week; Infection Rate Lowest Since July
Nance-Holt was chosen for the job by Mayor Lori Lightfoot after working her way up through the ranks over the last 30 years.READ MORE: Obamas Return To Chicago For Groundbreaking Of Presidential Center Tuesday
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Nance-Hold is the mother of Blair Holt. The high school honor student was shot and killed on a CTA bus in 2007 while shielding a classmate from gunfire.