Foxx picks up Quinn endorsement; Alvarez campaigns in Little Village

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CHICAGO -- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx picked up the endorsement of former governor Pat Quinn.

He appeared with Foxx at a church this morning to announce his endorsement.

He says the way Anita Alvarez handled the Laquan McDonald case played a factor in his decision.

He endorsed Alvarez in 2008.

Meanwhile, Alvarez spent her Sunday campaigning in Little Village.

She dismissed Quinn's decision to back Foxx, calling him a career politician and Foxx the political puppet of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Alvarez is fighting to keep her job against challengers Foxx and Donna Moore in the Democratic primary.

When she was first elected in 2008 Alvarez was the first female and first Hispanic to become Cook County State's Attorney.