Unpopular Cook County State’s Attorney Will not Seek Reelection in 2024

By Hank Sheridan, The Chicago Times

April 25, 2023

CHICAGO – Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday that she will not seek re-election in 2024.

“I will be stepping down as state’s attorney,” Foxx said at an expensive luncheon at Chicago’s City Club surrounded by her supporters and Chicago’s elite still willing to be seen with her.

Foxx was elected to the office in 2016, with the support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, but Foxx’s career has been plagued with questionable decisions that many believe has contributed to higher crime rates throughout Chicago and Cook County.

Foxx has long been criticized for her no bail “revolving door” policy, which many have claimed allowed violent criminals that should have been held without bail to be released back onto the street to commit further robberies, muggings, carjackings, rapes, and cold blooded murders.

Most recently, Foxx came under criticism from outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot who, in 2021, lambasted Foxx for refusing to charge gunmen on the West Side who were involved in a broad daylight shootout in the Austin neighborhood.  It should be noted that Foxx did file charges five months later.  However, the list of violent criminals released before trial that have caused mayhem and death throughout Cook County and our great City of Chicago during Foxx’s dismal reign is long and full of tears.