Foxx's Office Establishes Multi-Agency Unit To Combat Gun CrimesCook County’s State Attorney said her office is spearheading a specialized, multi-agency unit to combat gun crimes in Chicago’s most troubled neighborhoods.
Kim Foxx Planning To Revamp Cook County Wrongful-Conviction UnitAiming to go beyond her predecessor in trying to end Cook County’s reputation as the “wrongful conviction capital of the U.S.,” State’s Attorney Kim Foxx tells the Chicago Sun-Times that revamping the way her office reviews such cases is among her top priorities.
Foxx Blames Alvarez For Mistake That Led To Murder Suspect's DeathState’s Attorney Kim Foxx blamed her predecessor Anita Alvarez for an error that freed Kamari Belmont, who was then killed near county jail.
Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook County Inmates Might Get Out Of Jail FreeA few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
State’s Attorney To Exam Ronald Watts Cases For Police MisconductCook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has agreed to look into hundreds of convictions involving disgraced former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command.
State's Attorney Foxx Pledges Greater Transparency As She Takes OfficeCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has sworn to promote openness and equal justice more than her predecessor, Anita Alvarez.
Officer In Laquan McDonald Case Wants To Skip Some Court AppearancesChicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has asked a Cook County judge to excuse him from attending status hearings in his murder case, due to threats he has received over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Lawyer Seeking Video Of Death In Police Custody Accuses Mayor Of 'Empty Promise'Two weeks after Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraced a new policy calling for the release of audio and video of police-involved shootings and other serious incidents within 60 days, an attorney is slamming City Hall for withholding video connected to a man’s death in police custody last summer in Brighton Park.
Group Wants Special Prosecutor To Take Over Laquan McDonald CaseA group of civil rights attorneys, elected officials, and civil rights activists has filed a petition asking a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the Laquan McDonald murder case, claiming Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez can’t be trusted to oversee the matter.
Cook County Democrats Back Foxx In State's Attorney RaceShifting gears in the wake of the Laquan McDonald police shooting scandal, Cook County Democrats have endorsed challenger Kim Foxx in the race for State’s Attorney against incumbent Anita Alvarez, who took more than a year to charge a Chicago police officer with McDonald’s murder.
Cook County Democrats Consider Endorsement In State's Attorney RaceThe re-election campaign of Chicago's top prosecutor could face a setback Thursday when local Democratic leaders meet to decide whether to endorse a candidate in the race amid the city's ongoing police shooting scandal.
Cook County Democrats To Reconsider Making An Endorsement In State's Attorney's RaceFacing near-relentless demands for her resignation over the delay in charging a Chicago cop with murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez now faces the prospect of Democratic Party leaders endorsing one of her challengers in the upcoming primary.