News & Events

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.
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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
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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 hon
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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 t
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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.
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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
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October 4, 2019
“Even at a time when we’ve become nearly numb to headlines about violence, this case shook us to our core. We grieve for nine-year-old Tyshawn as we continue to hold close those who are laboring in his wake.
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August 29, 2019
Today, the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its decision in the case Wilson v.
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August 27, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx and Code for America today announced a cutting-edge partnership to use Clear My Record technology to automatically clear tens of thousands of eligible cannabis convictions in Cook County under a newly passed Illinois law.
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August 8, 2019
Today Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx filed a motion to join in the Village of Melrose Park’s efforts to hold the owners of Westlake Hospital in contempt of court for violating the May 7 order which prohibited the owners from taking steps to close the hospi
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July 12, 2019
Regarding news of the federal indictment of Robert Kelly, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx released the following statement:
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July 11, 2019
As the Trump Administration continues to attack and threaten America’s immigrant communities with ICE raids, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) is strengthening its efforts to build trust and ensure equitable outcomes for non-citizen defendants in the criminal justice system.
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June 25, 2019
“My office is proud to have helped develop this historic legislation, which will provide conviction relief to hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents in the most extensive and equitable way possible,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
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June 22, 2019
We are deeply concerned that the proposed immigration raids by the Trump Administration will lead to further distrust between immigrant communities and law enforcement. Our office remains committed to ensuring public safety, and these targeted and unfair policies are putting people at risk.
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