Hon. Kimberly Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney

 

Kimberly M. Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office – the second largest prosecutor’s office in the country. Kim was elected to the top prosecutor post, after claiming victory in a historic election, during a critical time for the criminal justice system in Chicago.  Kim’s message of reform, restoring trust, and working with the community to increase public safety, resonated with the diverse citizens across the county who want to see a more balanced criminal justice system.

Kim took office on Dec. 1, 2016 with a vision for transforming the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office into a fairer, more forward-thinking agency focused on rebuilding the public trust, promoting transparency, and being proactive in making all communities safe.  She is committed to making the office more responsive to the people of Cook County.

Kim’s passion for public service is deeply personal. She spent her early childhood growing up in the Cabrini Green public housing complex, raised by her teenage mother and grandmother. Her life experiences gave her insight on the impact of crime, violence and poverty on our communities. That consciousness inspired Kim to pursue a career in public service as she sought to improve life in communities like the one in which she was raised.

Prior to being elected State’s Attorney, Kim served as Chief of Staff for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.  As President Preckwinkle’s senior advisor and lead strategist, she oversaw a $4 billion annual budget and worked on issues ranging from county finances to public safety and juvenile detention.  Kim was the lead architect of the county’s criminal justice reform agenda to address racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Her efforts contributed to a significant drop in the Cook County jail population while promoting public safety.

A veteran prosecutor, Kim served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for 12 years, rising through the ranks to supervise dozens of ASAs in felony juvenile courtrooms. Kim has also served as a guardian ad litem in the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office, where she worked as a senior attorney advocating for children navigating the child welfare system, many of whom had been abused, neglected or had special needs.

An accomplished leader, prosecutor and advocate, Kim is active with a number of community organizations. She currently serves as a board member for the Adler University, and Free Spirit Media, where she also served as Board President.  Previously, Kim has served as board chair of Planned Parenthood of Illinois and president of the National Black Prosecutors Association- Chicago Chapter. She is a member of Leadership Greater Chicago and the Chicago Council of Lawyers.

Born and raised on Chicago’s Near North Side, Kim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from the SIU School of Law.

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  10 Responses to “Hon. Kimberly Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney”

  1. Dear Ms. Fox

    this is Cassandra Carey I used to be an employee from Chicago Transit Authority and Need to speak with someone concerning the employee of not being there. Left 901 W. Division in 2006 and the bosses son and himself which name is Kenneth Hannah and son are destroying my car, and watching my every where I go. Please give me a call 219-902-5703 Cassandra Carey

  2. Will you be running against Anita Alvarez?
    I belong to a small political group and we are seeking information on various candidates.
    Arlene Rakoncay

  3. Hi MRS FOXX WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU GET SIGNED UP FOR THE BALLOT. I LIVE IN RIVERDALE IL BUT HAVE STRONG CONNECTIONS IN THE 29WARD OF CHICAGO.

  4. I would like to find out about your exspongement program opportunity . please call,773 377 6699
    Like to Volunteer as well. Thank You

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    would like join you when can we schudule an appointment 773-697-4544 email [email protected]
    Thanks have a bless day

  6. Thanks for this great article. I was challenged by someone for deciding to vote for Candidate Foxx. This piece, along with television clips, was very helpful in explaining my decision.

  7. Dear Ms. Fox

    Need to speak with you very important. Cassandra Carey

  8. Dear Ms. Foxx

    My name Charlotte, I have a child that attended John Fiske Elementary School. She was assaulted by one of her teacher’s. This happened on Feb. 4, 2016 it’s now March 1, 2016 and she(my child) haven’t been back to school because the CPS Network Chief Mr. Jerrold Washington didn’t fully do his investigation. CPS never talk to my child, they never ask her what happen. Mr. Washington only talk to the teacher.Mr. Washington trying to send my child back to the same school where she was just assaulted at. It’s not fair to my child that she can not receive a good education. Children should feel safe in the CPS and we as parents shouldn’t have to worry about issues like this. I have pictures and there’s other students who saw the whole thing. Please contact

  9. Dear Ms. Foxx,

    The Center for Multicultural Communities for over 20 years have worked to enhance cultural competence and promote cultural and racial harmony. We would be highly honored if you could speak at our annual board meeting June 6, 2016 at &:00 p.m. or a date in June at your convenience at Prairie State College, 202 Halsted Street, Chicago Heights IL 60411. The topic is “The State of Race Relations and the Cook County Justice System.”

    Your response will be highly appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Eugene Dumas
    Executive Director of
    The Center for Multicultural Communities
    708-709-3797 – http://www.cmc-hrcs.org[email protected]

  10. Dear Ms. Foxx,

    The Center for Multicultural Communities for over 20 years have worked to enhance cultural competence and promote cultural and racial harmony. We would be highly honored if you could speak at our annual board meeting June 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. or a date in June at your convenience at Prairie State College, 202 Halsted Street, Chicago Heights IL 60411. The topic is “The State of Race Relations and the Cook County Justice System.”
    Your response will be highly appreciated.
    Sincerely,
    Eugene Dumas
    Executive Director of
    The Center for Multicultural Communities
    708-709-3797 – http://www.cmc-hrcs.org[email protected]

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