The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, residents of Chicago 33rd Ward mark their ballots at Maries Golden Cue pool hall. An embarrassing mistake in Illinois’ automatic voter registration system could mean deportation, criminal charges or both for a handful of people who cast recent ballots.

Guía del votante del abogado del estado del condado de Cook

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor March 16, 2020

Deslice hacia abajo para leer la entrevista de cada candidato. Candidatos demócrata: Kim Foxx Bill Conway Donna More Bob Fioretti   Candidatos republicanos: Patrick O'Brien Christopher...

In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx who was harshly criticized when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, says Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 that shes running for re-election.

Kim Foxx — La DePaulia

Hannah Mitchell and Maria Guerrero March 16, 2020

¿Qué está haciendo su campaña para alcanzar los votos latinx?  Hemos estado, uno, hablando de nuestros registros, ya que afecta a las comunidades, contratado nuestro primer asesor de políticas...

Bill Conway, an adjunct professor of finance, is running against incumbent Kim Foxx for State’s Attorney.

Protests shut down Cook County State’s Attorney forum at DePaul

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor February 25, 2020

A forum for Cook County State’s Attorney candidates to answer questions from a moderator Monday evening at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus was shut down early because of protestors. As moderator Kenneth...

Actor Jussie Smollett appears in a courtroom at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Feb. 24, 2020, where he plead not guilty to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself and falsely reporting it to police.

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

Associated Press February 24, 2020

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting...

In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Empire actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing in Chicago. Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to garner publicity, according to media reports Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The charges include disorderly conduct counts, according to the reports that cite unidentified sources.

Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago

Associated Press February 11, 2020

Actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself in downtown Chicago, renewing a divisive criminal...

In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx who was harshly criticized when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, says Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 that shes running for re-election.

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Don Babwin, Associated Press November 20, 2019

A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running...

Chicagos top prosecutor has released 2,000 documents in the Jussie Smolletts case and explained she recused herself from an investigation into his claim hed been the target of a racist, anti-gay attack solely because of false rumors she was related to the Empire actor. The Friday, May 31, 2019 statement from Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx came two months after her offices suddenly dropped all charges against Smollett that accused him of staging the attack on himself.

Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files

Michael Tarm, Associated Press June 1, 2019

Chicago's top prosecutor again shifted her explanation for why she recused herself from an investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he'd been the target of a hate crime, saying she stepped aside...

A front of the F.O.P’s #7 Lodge. The front of the Lodge was lined with police, with a barrier of bikes and officers standing between protestors and the entrance to the building.

Protest against CPD union in Near West Side ends in 12 arrests

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor May 13, 2019

Last Monday, protestors gathered in Union Park to rally against the union of the Chicago Police Department. Protestors included members of Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR),...

In this Feb. 22, 2019, file photo, Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Text messages released showed Foxx believed her office had overcharged “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself drew heavy criticism because Foxx had recused herself from the case.

Chicago’s top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett case

Associated Press April 28, 2019

Chicago's top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who's pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett. The...

In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Kim Foxx, then a candidate for Cook County states attorney, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Foxx, now the Cook County States Attorney, says she hopes to begin expunging minor cannabis convictions in the coming months but acknowledges it wont be easy to implement her plan and that her office is still figuring out its scope. Foxx told the Chicago Sun-Times last week that she estimates that thousands of misdemeanor drug convictions could be wiped out. Foxx says her office is also reviewing its policy toward prosecuting those detained for selling marijuana.

Chicago prosecutor to start erasing pot convictions soon

Associated Press April 15, 2019

A top Chicago prosecutor says she hopes to begin expunging minor cannabis convictions in the coming months but acknowledges it won't be easy to implement her plan and that her office is still figuring...

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