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Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

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

Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files

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 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

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

Chicago’s top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett 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 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

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 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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