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June 14, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx filed a motion today seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from adopting a dangerous Final Rule that would expand the ability of businesses and individuals to refuse to provide necessary health care on the basis of businesses' or employees’ “religious beliefs or moral convictions.”
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May 31, 2019
  On May 23, 2019, Judge Steven Watkins issued an order lifting the seal on the files and documents related to the criminal prosecution of Jussie Smollett. On May 31, 2019, the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney will release over 2,000 pages of documents related to the case.  
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May 31, 2019
“I applaud the Illinois General Assembly for passing legislation that legalizes recreational cannabis and provides conviction relief to hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans with low-level charges of cannabis possession. I am proud of the role the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office played in working to advance this legislation.
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May 29, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced an indictment for the murder of a Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation employee who was killed in a 2018 shooting that occurred in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.
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May 22, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx today filed a lawsuit against an immigration assistance service provider and her company for alleged violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and common law fraud.  
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May 21, 2019
HHS Final Rule Seeks to Expand Ability of Businesses and Individuals to Refuse to Provide Necessary Health Care on the Basis of Their “Religious, Moral, Ethical, or Other” Beliefs 
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May 20, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx today announced that the Office has launched a dynamic dashboard which provides the community with easy access and rich information on how the office prosecutes felony cases.
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May 1, 2019
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx reiterates her commitment to improving the Office’s work related to mental health and is pleased to announce the members of the first ever Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Mental Health Advisory Board. 
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April 22, 2019
Today Cook County Judge Franklin Valderrama granted an emergency motion filed by Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx to intervene in the Village of Melrose Park’s legal action against private investor owners seeking to shut down Westlake Hospital.
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April 19, 2019
Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx today filed an emergency motion to be included as a plaintiff in legal proceedings that resulted in the entry of a temporary restraining order (TRO) on April 9, 2019, requiring Westlake Hospital to remain open despite attempts by its new investor owners, led by Pipeline Health System LLC, to shut the hospital down. 
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April 19, 2019
“I am aware of recent editorials and commentaries urging the State’s Attorney’s Office to comment further on the circumstances surrounding the Jussie Smollett case.
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April 11, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx spoke at a rally today organized by crime survivors in Springfield, Illinois, where survivors emphasized the need throughout the state for more trauma recovery centers where survivors can receive an array of critically important services.
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April 11, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx today announced that a fugitive who was sentenced to mandatory life in prison was successfully extradited from Guatemala and is currently in Illinois Department of Corrections custody.  
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March 26, 2019
"After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollet’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.
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