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April 27, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx today announced new legislation to add an additional layer of accountability in the prosecution of fatal officer-involved shootings. Under HB 3355 and SB 1843, the existing Special Prosecutor Act would be amended to designate the Office of the State Appellate Prosecutor – a statewide office that has a unit dedicated to investigating complex cases...
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April 12, 2017
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is challenging the eligibility of Kenneth “Ken” Henderson, who was recently elected to serve as a Commissioner of the Harvey Park District. Under Illinois Park District Code, 70 ILCS 1205/2-11, Henderson, who was elected on April 4, 2017, is not eligible to take the oath of office for commissioner as the result of having two separate felony convictions,...
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April 12, 2017
“After a thorough and deliberate review of the evidence and arguments presented to the circuit court, the State’s Attorney’s Office has concluded that the evidence presented could change the result of this case on retrial. In light of this decision, we have determined that proceeding with this case is no longer in the best interests of justice and we are withdrawing our opposition to Petitioners...
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April 7, 2017
In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx presented Victim Service Awards to five individuals who have shown tremendous resiliency and commitment to helping others as they journey towards justice and healing. Cynthia Saldana: for her unshakeable, inspiring commitment to healing and empowering victims of domestic violence. After experiencing...
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March 24, 2017
In light of questions of his eligibility to assume elected office, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has asked Markham mayoral candidate Roger Agpawa to furnish proof of his ability to serve should he be elected. Under Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-5, Agwapa would not be eligible to take the oath of office for mayor as a result of having pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud in...
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March 15, 2017
Marking 100 days in office as of March 10, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx today released an update to her administration’s transition report detailing significant immediate progress made towards the key policy priorities identified in the report, including increasing transparency, accountability and integrity, addressing issues related to juvenile justice, and bolstering the work of the...
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March 8, 2017
In recognition of African American History Month, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx along with members of the office’s African American Advisory Council presented the C.F. Stradford awards to two individuals who have made contributions to the African American community through their professional lives. The Honorable P. Scott Neville, Jr. Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District...
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March 1, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced today that her office will begin proactively supporting agreed motions requesting I-Bonds in cases for defendants who have been detained in Cook County Jail for lengthy periods of time due to their inability to pay to a bond of $1000 or less. The State’s Attorney’s Office has been working with the Public Defender’s office to identify cases that...
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February 24, 2017
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Friday the creation of a new hotline for residents to call if they have been the victim of fraud as a result of their immigration status. Residents can anonymously report cases of suspected immigration fraud to (312) 603-8678, according to the state’s attorney’s office. Calls are confidential, and federal authorities will not be contacted. “The Cook...
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February 10, 2017
The Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney has reviewed the investigation surrounding the shooting deaths of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones on December 26, 2015 by Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo. The investigation into the shooting was conducted by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Illinois State Police. The Office of the...
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