Press Releases

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 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 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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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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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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March 1, 2019
CHICAGO - In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week (March 3 - 9, 2019), Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx highlights services provided by the office’s Consumer Fraud Unit, who prosecute violations of Illinois consumer protection laws in Cook County.
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February 28, 2019
CHICAGO - In recognition of African American History Month, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx presented the office’s C.F. Stradford awards to four individuals who have made contributions to the African American community through their professional lives.
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February 28, 2019
CHICAGO – Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx today announced the hiring of Charise Valente to serve as the Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. Cases handled by the Special Prosecutions Bureau involve long-term proactive investigations that are supervised by seasoned prosecutors with specialized knowledge and experience.
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February 22, 2019
[CHICAGO, IL] —Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx today announced indictments charging Robert Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims.
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January 31, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Consent Decree Approval
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December 17, 2018
[CHICAGO] – Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx today hosted a roundtable with transgender advocates from Howard Brown Health and the Chicago House, a social service agency. Victims of anti-transgender violence are overwhelmingly women of color, according to GLAAD.
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November 2, 2018
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx today announced her office is moving to vacate the convictions of seven individuals whose arrests and convictions were obtained by corrupt former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts and other officers working under his command. Today’s announcement brings the total number of people with vacated criminal convictions to 54 under the Foxx administration.
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September 24, 2018
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx today announced that her office moved to vacate the convictions of 18 individuals whose narcotics arrests and subsequent convictions were based on the misconduct of corrupt former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts and other officers working under his command.
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August 23, 2018
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced today that the former mayor of south suburban Ford Heights has been charged with embezzling over $147,000 from the Village’s bank accounts while in office to pay for personal expenses.
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June 1, 2018
Six defendants convicted in December 2017 of racketeering and drug conspiracy after a three-month trial were sentenced today to life in prison.
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