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2 Years In, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Looks Back, Ahead

Thursday, December 20, 2018
WTTW Chicago
by Alexandra Silets

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2 Years In, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Looks Back, Ahead

Alexandra Silets | December 20, 2018 5:32 pm

 

Kim Foxx has been Cook County state’s attorney for two years and is the first African-American woman to hold that post.

With more than 700 prosecutors, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office is the second-largest prosecutor’s office in the country. Foxx ran – and won – on a platform of being a reformer, expressing a desire to move the office from being “tough on crime to being smart on crime.”

Before running for state’s attorney, Foxx was chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and she served as an assistant state’s attorney for 4.5 years under her predecessor, Anita Alvarez, who Foxx beat handily.

Foxx joins us in discussion.


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