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June 15, 2017
Two Cook County Jail male detainees have been indicted on sexual assault charges in connection with a May 2017 attack on a female detainee which occurred in a lock-up area at the Markham Courthouse.   Hamidullah Tribble, 21, and Nelon Drake, 29, are charged with Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 1 Felony), for assaulting a 52-year-old female detainee while the three were in a lock up area for...
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June 12, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced today that her office is recommending I-Bonds for defendants who don’t present a risk of violence or flight. Under the new policy, prosecutors will recommend I-Bonds, which allow a person to be released on their own recognizance pending trial, in cases where there is no prior violent criminal history, the current offense is a misdemeanor or low-...
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June 6, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx recently honored 13 elementary school students for their award winning artwork that will be featured in the State’s Attorney’s 2018 Anti-Drug calendar.   The annual contest is open to all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in Cook County. This year approximately 800 entries were submitted. The three first place winners will each receive...
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June 1, 2017
“The Illinois legislature has taken important steps to move towards justice system reform and the restoration of trust. I thank the Illinois House and Senate for passing special prosecutor legislation that will allow my office to seek a secondary review in police-involved shooting cases; through this legislation, we will be able to continue to build transparency and legitimacy.   I also commend...
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May 31, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx honored three Chicagoans for their professional and personal contributions to the Asian community during a recent ceremony held in commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.   The Honorable Geraldine D’Souza, Associate Judge, Municipal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County; Commander Stephen Chung, Chicago Police Department; and Anne Shaw,...
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May 25, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced today the hiring of Mark L. Rotert to serve in the newly-created position of director of the Office’s Conviction Integrity Unit.   “The Conviction Integrity Unit serves a critical function in our office. I am committed to ensuring that we rigorously examine our work and actively seek out and correct cases of possible wrongful conviction,” said...
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April 28, 2017
In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago collaborated on a project to inform youth about cyber safety. In April, prosecutors from the State’s Attorney’s Office visited 10 YMCA Community Schools Initiative sites across the city to speak with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students about the improper and...
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April 27, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx today announced new legislation to add an additional layer of accountability in the prosecution of fatal officer-involved shootings. Under HB 3355 and SB 1843, the existing Special Prosecutor Act would be amended to designate the Office of the State Appellate Prosecutor – a statewide office that has a unit dedicated to investigating complex cases...
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April 12, 2017
“After a thorough and deliberate review of the evidence and arguments presented to the circuit court, the State’s Attorney’s Office has concluded that the evidence presented could change the result of this case on retrial. In light of this decision, we have determined that proceeding with this case is no longer in the best interests of justice and we are withdrawing our opposition to Petitioners...
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April 12, 2017
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is challenging the eligibility of Kenneth “Ken” Henderson, who was recently elected to serve as a Commissioner of the Harvey Park District. Under Illinois Park District Code, 70 ILCS 1205/2-11, Henderson, who was elected on April 4, 2017, is not eligible to take the oath of office for commissioner as the result of having two separate felony convictions,...
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April 7, 2017
In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx presented Victim Service Awards to five individuals who have shown tremendous resiliency and commitment to helping others as they journey towards justice and healing. Cynthia Saldana: for her unshakeable, inspiring commitment to healing and empowering victims of domestic violence. After experiencing...
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March 24, 2017
In light of questions of his eligibility to assume elected office, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has asked Markham mayoral candidate Roger Agpawa to furnish proof of his ability to serve should he be elected. Under Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-5, Agwapa would not be eligible to take the oath of office for mayor as a result of having pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud in...
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March 15, 2017
Marking 100 days in office as of March 10, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx today released an update to her administration’s transition report detailing significant immediate progress made towards the key policy priorities identified in the report, including increasing transparency, accountability and integrity, addressing issues related to juvenile justice, and bolstering the work of the...
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March 8, 2017
In recognition of African American History Month, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx along with members of the office’s African American Advisory Council presented the C.F. Stradford awards to two individuals who have made contributions to the African American community through their professional lives. The Honorable P. Scott Neville, Jr. Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District...
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March 1, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced today that her office will begin proactively supporting agreed motions requesting I-Bonds in cases for defendants who have been detained in Cook County Jail for lengthy periods of time due to their inability to pay to a bond of $1000 or less. The State’s Attorney’s Office has been working with the Public Defender’s office to identify cases that...
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