Kim Foxx hits the ground running on her first full day as Cook County State’s Attorney

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CHICAGO -- Kim Foxx is wasting no time as the new Cook County State's Attorney.

She was sworn in on Friday and is already focusing on Chicago's crime problem.

She says she wants the State’s Attorney’s Officer to focus on transparency and trust.

She has put together a transition report that she hopes will prevent and address violent crime while bringing accountability and integrity to the office.

“My job … is to seek justice, to be fair, to not look at these cases with a political lens but to look at these cases based on the facts and the evidence and justice,” she said.  “And that’s the oath that I’ve taken and that’s what I’m going to do.  I would expect no less to be held accountable to do that.”

Foxx spoke to WGN's Tonya Francisco about being the first African-American female to become Cook County State's Attorney and her plans for transparency and rebuilding community trust.


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