State’s Attorney, Cook County, IL
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is an accomplished leader, prosecutor, and advocate for children and families in Cook County. Born to a teenage mother who struggled to make ends meet, and raised on Chicago’s Near North Side by her mother and grandmother, Ms. Foxx’s life experience has given her a deep understanding of the impact of crime, violence and poverty on our communities. She began her career as a guardian ad litem with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office and then became an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County, where she served for 12 years. Most recently, Ms. Foxx served as Chief of Staff for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle where she was the lead architect of the criminal justice reform agenda.