Prosecutor In Laquan McDonald Case Won't Seek Re-ElectionKane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon, the special prosecutor in the case of Jason Van Dyke who was convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald, says he won't seek re-election.
Anita Alvarez Hits Kim Foxx Over Jussie Smollett Recusal: 'It's Your Job'Anita Alvarez lost the Democratic nomination for State's Attorney to Foxx in 2016, but she says her comments are "absolutely not" about sour grapes.
Laquan McDonald Shooting Video Changed Chicago's Policing PoliciesWhen Laquan McDonald was shot in October 2014, it took one year for the video to be released. When it was finally made public, it unleashed a storm of protests and change that resonates to this day.
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.
Anita Alvarez: 'I Do Feel Like The Scapegoat'The Cook County State’s Attorney sat down with CBS 2’s Brad Edwards to discuss Chicago street violence, policing and what her future holds.
Anita Alvarez Speaks On Chicago DOJ Report, Prosecuting Police, GunsFormer Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez discusses the Rekia Boyd case and her record on prosecuting police brutality.
Judge Agrees To Appoint Special Prosecutor In Laquan McDonald Murder CaseA Cook County judge has agreed to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the murder case against Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, charged in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Anita Alvarez Wants To Be Taken Off Laquan McDonald Murder CaseIn a surprise reversal Thursday, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez asked to recuse herself and her office from the murder case against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014.
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.
Small Group Of Activists Celebrate Ouster Of Anita Alvarez Outside Cook County Criminal CourtA small band of activists who worked to defeat the re-election bid of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez celebrated Wednesday on the steps to the Criminal Courts complex, at 2600 S. California Ave.
Emanuel: Alvarez's Defeat A Sign Voters Want Police ReformMayor Rahm Emanuel says he sees no direct message to him in the results of Tuesday’s Illinois primary elections, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Former Governor Pat Quinn Endorses Kim Foxx In Cook County State's Attorney RaceFormer Governor Pat Quinn is picking sides in the Cook County state’s attorney race, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Laquan McDonald Case Looms Large Over State's Attorney DebateThree women running to be Cook County's top prosecutor appeared Friday night during a televised debate. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
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.