Cook County State's Attorney

Former Chicago Ald. Bob Fioretti Running for Cook County State's Attorney

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A former Chicago alderman who twice ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Chicago has joined the ranks of candidates running against Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Bob Fioretti formally announced on Monday his bid to unseat the top prosecutor in the county that includes Chicago. He joins a field that includes two former prosecutors and a former county judge.

 Bill Conway is up with an ad in the race for Cook County state’s attorney in which he says he was fired upon while serving in the military overseas, but States Attorney Kim Foxx has something to say about it. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the story.

Foxx and her office have been criticized for how the investigation of former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s report that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack was handled.

After her communication with a relative of Smollett prompted Foxx to recuse herself from the case, the actor was charged with staging the attack before Foxx’s office abruptly dropped the charges. Now, a special prosecutor is investigating the decision to drop the charges.

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