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March 23, 2020
Following a hearing before Cook County Judge Leroy K. Martin earlier today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx released the following statement regarding the urgent situation at the Cook County Jail and emergency bail hearings to expedite release of detainees during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “In the interest of both public health and safety during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the...
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March 23, 2020
Circuit Court Proceedings - 3/14/20   In light of rapid developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) has been working closely with the Circuit Court and all of our criminal justice system partners. Our top priority is protecting the health, safety, and rights of everyone who interacts with our court system.   The CCSAO will remain open and...
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March 20, 2020
Amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx today announced that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) will not prosecute cases of non-violent, low-level narcotics offenses at this time and will continue to review and prioritize other charges on a case-by-case basis to make appropriate determinations in light of the public health crisis and reduced court...
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March 18, 2020
Data show domestic violence increases during times of financial stress and hardship, and the uncertainty of COVID-19 and people confined to unsafe environments may contribute to a higher likelihood of abuse. In light of these data points and other factors, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx and the City of Chicago are reminding people that even during reduced court operations, emergency...
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March 13, 2020
Following a guilty verdict of first-degree murder in the case of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx released this statement:  “We welcome today’s guilty verdict and the justice it brings to the family of Commander Paul Bauer, the Chicago Police Department, and the citizens of Chicago. This senseless murder ended the life of an honorable man and highly...
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March 2, 2020
“It is with great sadness that I join others to mourn the loss of a giant, Justice Charles Freeman. When I was elected to serve as State’s Attorney, Justice Freeman called to offer congratulations and some perspective. He graciously reminded me of the importance of being a ‘first,’ and to never forget the responsibility to clear a path for those who come next. I will always remember his words,...
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February 26, 2020
Following oral arguments in Cook County v. Wolf where the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office argued the merits of the injunction to block the Trump Administration’s discriminatory public charge rule, State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx released the following statement:   “When the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office filed suit to block the public charge rule, we knew it would be an uphill battle...
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February 11, 2020
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced today that the office moved to vacate the wrongful convictions for an additional 12 individuals as part of the office’s ongoing review of the misconduct of corrupt former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts. Since SA Foxx took office in December 2016, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) has moved to vacate a total of 94 cases...
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December 20, 2019
  “We are pleased with today’s ruling, as the deliberate actions of Officer Houser demanded justice and accountability. While this incident occurred within weeks of this administration taking office, after a careful review, we took swift action to ensure that the appropriate charges were filed for this crime. “The circumstances of this case were unique, but the way we handled it was not. As...
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December 11, 2019
Today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx filed motions to vacate more than 1,000 low-level cannabis convictions. The State’s Attorney’s Office is providing this relief for Cook County residents in advance of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act taking effect on January 1, 2020. The new law makes cannabis legal in Illinois and requires the expungement of minor marijuana offenses. The...
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November 26, 2019
Today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced data demonstrating that the Gun Crimes Strategies Unit (GCSU) – her office’s initiative of taking prosecutors out of the courtroom and putting them directly into police districts struggling with high rates of gun violence – is producing significant results. Prosecutors in GCSU districts work collaboratively with local and federal law...
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November 7, 2019
“I’m proud to salute Superintendent Eddie Johnson for his commitment to the brave women and men of the Chicago Police Department and the City of Chicago. As a life-long Chicagoan, who like me grew up in Cabrini Green, to have the opportunity to give back to the city you love through public service is an honor and privilege. This work calls for tremendous sacrifice, and I am grateful for...
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November 6, 2019
Today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx and the University of Chicago Crime Lab hosted a discussion on the state of low-level drug offenses in Cook County and the prosecutor’s role in addressing addiction.  Dan Satterberg, the Chief Prosecutor of King County in Washington, shared his experience of connecting more people to mental health and addiction treatment in lieu of incarceration...
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October 29, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx introduced the office’s first support dog to assist children and mentally disabled victims of sexual assault and violence during a special swearing-in ceremony today at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building.   Hatty, a two-year-old Labrador Retriever, is a specially trained support dog who will serve as a therapeutic resource to specifically assist young...
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October 24, 2019
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx presented awards to outstanding citizens who have made contributions to the Latinx community through their professional and personal lives during a ceremony last night. Foxx honored Judge Sandra Gisela Ramos and Federico M. Rodriguez at the event, which took place at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago...
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