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October 20, 2020
Following months of court closures and delayed proceedings due to COVID-19, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) is resuming the work of vacating low-level cannabis convictions. Approximately 300 convictions per week are expected to be vacated this month for non-violent possession of cannabis cases under 30 grams that occurred in Cook County between January 1, 2013, and December 31,...
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October 9, 2020
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announces four new data projects in her steadfast commitment to transparency as she oversees the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country.   These publicly available projects include:   The CCSAO’s open data now reflects cases through September 29th, 2020, including 415k people, 955k charges, 818k dispositions, 243k sentences and 21.5k diversion...
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October 2, 2020
After an extensive and thorough review of the police-involved shooting resulting in the 2018 death of Jemel Roberson, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) has concluded that the totality of the evidence is insufficient to support criminal charges against Midlothian Police Officer Ian Covey. “While this conclusion may not be the result that many have hoped for, I can assure you that...
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September 19, 2020
Our nation lost a legal powerhouse this weekend. Justice Ginsburg leaves behind a legacy of grace, principles and perseverance—to say she will be missed is an incredible understatement. Through her position on our highest court Justice Ginsburg never wavered from her driving force to use one’s power in law to ensure social equity. She believed in justice and fairness for every American regardless...
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August 17, 2020
In response to the Information Release from the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) in the matter of Jussie Smollett, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office released the following  statement: This report puts to rest any implications of outside influence or criminal activity on the part of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD). As the...
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August 13, 2020
As of today, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has sought felony charges in 43 cases related to the events Sunday night. Forty-two of those cases have been approved.  In the case where the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) declined to file felony charges, the CPD detectives concurred with not charging a felony. The felony charges approved include: “The State’s Attorney Office is...
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August 4, 2020
Today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx joined a coalition of 20 state attorneys general and 10 major cities and counties from around the nation in challenging the Trump Administration’s efforts to limit access to employment authorization for asylum seekers. Under two new rules, individuals seeking asylum in the United States would be indefinitely delayed and barred in some cases from...
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July 29, 2020
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office works to uphold public safety through the fair and efficient administration of justice.  Every day, our dedicated Victim Witness Unit is on the front lines, working directly with those most affected by violence as they navigate the court system on their path to seeking justice.  This unit is funded by allocations in our annual County Budget as well as...
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July 9, 2020
Today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced a new online process where county residents can directly report allegations of criminal police misconduct to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO). The CCSAO’s Police Criminal Misconduct Complaint Form aims to increase community safety and police accountability. Some examples of criminal misconduct include: burglary,...
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July 6, 2020
List of Community Resources Available During COVID-19 Pandemic in English and Spanish  State's Attorney's Office Court Contact Information Cook County Resumption of Court Operations and Services Plan - 07/06/20 Read more here.   *Update on Court Operations - 6/26/20 Under an order entered today (6.26.20) by Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans, the Circuit Court of Cook County will begin conducting more...
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June 30, 2020
Today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx released an official policy outlining the Office’s decision not to prosecute individuals charged with minor offenses related to peaceful protests.  In recent weeks, individuals gathered calling for criminal justice reform, police accountability, and systemic change. While protesting, law enforcement agencies in Chicago and suburban Cook County...
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June 29, 2020
“I am saddened by the horrific violence and loss of life occurring across the city and county, especially for the children who were senselessly and violently murdered in these past weeks at the hands of those intent on causing harm and disrupting the safety of our communities. Public safety remains our top priority. We will continue to focus our attention on violent crime, and prosecuting those...
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June 15, 2020
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the Illinois State Rifle Association’s (ISRA) appeal to Wilson v. Cook County, et al. handing the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) a big win in their ongoing fight to protect residents from gun violence. The ISRA backed a challenge to a long-standing Cook County ordinance banning the possession, use, or sale of assault...
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June 4, 2020
“The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is committed to public safety and pursuing the fair administration of justice for everyone in our communities. We are aware of the incident that occurred at Brickyard Mall and are currently conducting a thorough, independent review of the matter, including the conduct of the police officers involved. We take law enforcement accountability seriously and...
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May 29, 2020
"I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and community of George Floyd. It is my sincerest hope that those responsible for this horrific murder are held accountable. I am also disgusted by our president’s hateful and racist rhetoric in the wake of the uprisings in Minneapolis. At a time when we are once again reckoning with the toxic poison of racism, we must reject those who delight in...
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