The former Cook County judge and prosecutor is hoping to unseat incumbent Kim Foxx on Election Day.
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With less than a week until Election Day, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx joins Reset to discuss her reelection bid.
Relatives of George Floyd and Jacob Blake, two other Black men shot by police recently in Minneapolis and Kenosha, joined the Sunday vigil.
Clark Martell led neo-Nazi skinheads. Then, he disappeared. His trail reveals how sex, money and blood have kept the movement alive.
After Governor Ryan left his post in 2003, he himself ended up in the criminal justice system.
With the election just two weeks away, Foxx and O’Brien are laying out two very different visions for the future of Cook County prosecutor’s office.
An inspector general report spells out “incompetent” CPD response after cops found the superintendent asleep at the wheel in his SUV.
Atomwaffen was the most extreme white supremacist group, pushing for societal collapse. Today, their ideas are on the streets.
CPD is accepting just five of the more than 150 reforms suggested by a working group to the department’s use of force policies.
Officer Cynthia Donald, who was at the center of the drinking and driving scandal that got Eddie Johnson fired, is now suing the city.