The DePaulia

Guía del votante del abogado del estado del condado de Cook

In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, residents of Chicago' 33rd Ward mark their ballots at Marie's 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.

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 Pfannkuche...

Kim Foxx — La DePaulia

In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's 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 she's running for re-election.

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 de inmigración, nuestro litigio afirmativo en la presentación de demandas contra el presidente Trump...

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

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

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 Dotson was about to ask a third question, a member of the audience got up and said he had a ques...

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

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.

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 to police that the phony attack was real. His lawyer, Tina Glandian, entered the not guilty pleas...

Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago

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.

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 case that drew worldwide attention last year. The indictment came from a special prosecutor...

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's 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 she's running for re-election.

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 for reelection. In her news release saying she’s seeking the position again, Cook County State’s...

Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files

Chicago's top prosecutor has released 2,000 documents in the Jussie Smollett's case and explained she recused herself from an investigation into his claim he'd been the target of a racist, anti-gay attack solely because of false rumors she was related to the

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 because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. Cook County State's Attorney Kim...

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

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.

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), Southsiders Organized for Union and Liberation, Reclaim Chicago, and The People’s Lobby. T...

Chicago’s top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett case

In this Feb. 22, 2019, file photo, Cook County State's 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.

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 Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O'Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's ...

Chicago prosecutor to start erasing pot convictions soon

In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Kim Foxx, then a candidate for Cook County state's attorney, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Foxx, now the Cook County State's Attorney, 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 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.

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 out its scope. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx told the Chicago Sun-Times last week that she wants to enlist the help of San Francisco-based nonprofit...

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