Press Releases

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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May 25, 2018
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has released a report regarding recommendations about the selection, engagement, and management of outside counsel. The report was prepared by former U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Collins, and former Assistant U.S.
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March 26, 2018
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx today announced that her office has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) and SCL Group Limited and Cambridge Analytica LLC (“Cambridge Analytica”) over Cambridge Analytica’s improper harvesting of Facebook user data and Facebook’s failure to adequately protect that data.
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March 7, 2018
In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week (March 4 – 10, 2018), State’s Attorney Kim Foxx focuses on services provided by the office’s Consumer Fraud Unit, who prosecute violators of Illinois consumer protection laws in Cook County.
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March 2, 2018
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx announced today the release of over six years of felony criminal case data on the Cook County Open Data Portal.
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January 19, 2018
As the agency responsible for making criminal charging decisions under Illinois law, the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney has reviewed the investigation surrounding the shooting death of Paul O’Neal on July 28, 2016 by Chicago Police Officers.
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January 18, 2018
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against a local business consultant and her company for alleged violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
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December 27, 2017
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx today announced the County has filed lawsuits against some of the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies over the manufacture and aggressive marketing of prescription opioid painkillers and the resulting climb in overdose and fatality rates that are ravaging families and communities throughout Cook County
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