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May 29, 2020
"I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and community of George Floyd. It is my sincerest hope that those responsible for this horrific murder are held accountable. I am also disgusted by our president’s hateful and racist rhetoric in the wake of the uprisings in Minneapolis. At a time when we are once again reckoning with the toxic poison of racism, we must reject those who delight in...
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May 21, 2020
Today, the Cook County State’s Attorney Office (CCSAO) announced that in partnership with Lyft, it will provide access to transportation for survivors of domestic violence in Cook County. The partnership is part of LyftUp, Lyft’s comprehensive effort to expand transportation access to those who need it most. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Lyft has activated more than 500 LyftUp partners –...
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April 15, 2020
Today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx urged adults to securely store any firearms in order to keep guns out of the hands of children and teens and prevent unintentional shootings and gun suicides. While responsible gun owners must always store their guns locked, unloaded, and separately from ammunition, it is even more important right now with families sheltering at home. “Ensuring...
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March 30, 2020
Today, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) announced its first confirmed case of an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. The employee works at the Cook County Domestic Violence Court Building located at 555 W. Harrison Street in Chicago and last reported for work on March 24, 2020. Due to privacy law, no additional information about the individual can be released.   The CCSAO...
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March 23, 2020
Following a hearing before Cook County Judge Leroy K. Martin earlier today, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx released the following statement regarding the urgent situation at the Cook County Jail and emergency bail hearings to expedite release of detainees during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “In the interest of both public health and safety during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the...
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March 20, 2020
Amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx today announced that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) will not prosecute cases of non-violent, low-level narcotics offenses at this time and will continue to review and prioritize other charges on a case-by-case basis to make appropriate determinations in light of the public health crisis and reduced court...
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March 18, 2020
Data show domestic violence increases during times of financial stress and hardship, and the uncertainty of COVID-19 and people confined to unsafe environments may contribute to a higher likelihood of abuse. In light of these data points and other factors, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx and the City of Chicago are reminding people that even during reduced court operations, emergency...
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March 13, 2020
Following a guilty verdict of first-degree murder in the case of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx released this statement:  “We welcome today’s guilty verdict and the justice it brings to the family of Commander Paul Bauer, the Chicago Police Department, and the citizens of Chicago. This senseless murder ended the life of an honorable man and highly...
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March 2, 2020
“It is with great sadness that I join others to mourn the loss of a giant, Justice Charles Freeman. When I was elected to serve as State’s Attorney, Justice Freeman called to offer congratulations and some perspective. He graciously reminded me of the importance of being a ‘first,’ and to never forget the responsibility to clear a path for those who come next. I will always remember his words,...
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February 26, 2020
Following oral arguments in Cook County v. Wolf where the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office argued the merits of the injunction to block the Trump Administration’s discriminatory public charge rule, State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx released the following statement:   “When the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office filed suit to block the public charge rule, we knew it would be an uphill battle...
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February 11, 2020
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced today that the office moved to vacate the wrongful convictions for an additional 12 individuals as part of the office’s ongoing review of the misconduct of corrupt former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts. Since SA Foxx took office in December 2016, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) has moved to vacate a total of 94 cases...
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December 20, 2019
  “We are pleased with today’s ruling, as the deliberate actions of Officer Houser demanded justice and accountability. While this incident occurred within weeks of this administration taking office, after a careful review, we took swift action to ensure that the appropriate charges were filed for this crime. “The circumstances of this case were unique, but the way we handled it was not. As...
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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. The...
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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 gun violence – is producing significant results. Prosecutors in GCSU districts work collaboratively with local and federal law...
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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 honor and privilege. This work calls for tremendous sacrifice, and I am grateful for...
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