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Editorial inaccurate on record of prosecutors
12/29/2021
Editorial inaccurate on record of prosecutors

Editorial inaccurate on record of prosecutors

A Cook County letter to the editor: When the editorial board labels me the "non-prosecuting prosecutor," you are not talking just about me.

Even when almost no movement was happening on cases for the first year of the pandemic, CCSAO prosecutors kept working o...
12/28/2021
Cook County’s court reopening is drawing surprisingly positive reviews

Even when almost no movement was happening on cases for the first year of the pandemic, CCSAO prosecutors kept working on their cases - weighing plea deals and preparing for trials.
We were ready.

When the right to a speedy trial resumed in October many predicted chaos and a rush of dropped cases, but that hasn’t happened.

This week members of the Special Prosecutions Public Corruption and Financial Crimes Unit with Cook County Regional Orga...
12/15/2021

This week members of the Special Prosecutions Public Corruption and Financial Crimes Unit with Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force sponsored a meal and served patrons of the Uptown Cafe. It’s always a pleasure to serve and be among community members.

This week members of the Special Prosecutions Public Corruption and Financial Crimes Unit with Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force sponsored a meal and served patrons of the Uptown Cafe. It’s always a pleasure to serve and be among community members.

Throughout the month, the Community Justice Centers collected donations for Veterans Treatment Court graduates. Today, s...
12/13/2021

Throughout the month, the Community Justice Centers collected donations for Veterans Treatment Court graduates. Today, staff dropped off bags filled with toiletries, underwear, and office supplies to Judge Hooks’ courtroom.

The Community Justice Centers are hosting a Resource Drive for Veterans from November 15 to December 6. All donations wi...
11/22/2021

The Community Justice Centers are hosting a Resource Drive for Veterans from November 15 to December 6. All donations will go to the Veteran's Treatment Court. Collection boxes are available at each court house during business hours.

The Community Justice Centers are hosting a Resource Drive for Veterans from November 15 to December 6. All donations will go to the Veteran's Treatment Court. Collection boxes are available at each court house during business hours.

This Veteran’s Day, we honor Veterans who not only served our country but continue their public service at the CCSAO.  I...
11/11/2021

This Veteran’s Day, we honor Veterans who not only served our country but continue their public service at the CCSAO. In particular, Colonel William “Bill” Kelly, who recently passed away after serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney for 27 years.
Serving a cause looks different for everyone. At the CCSAO, we are committed to serving every resident of Cook County and ensuring we live in safe, thriving communities.

Happy birthday to Hatty, the CCSAO facility dog!
10/28/2021

Happy birthday to Hatty, the CCSAO facility dog!

Happy birthday to Hatty, the CCSAO facility dog!

Throughout #DVAM CCSAO staff have been joining advocates and criminal justice partners to increase awareness in the figh...
10/22/2021

Throughout #DVAM CCSAO staff have been joining advocates and criminal justice partners to increase awareness in the fight to end domestic violence. For resources and information on domestic violence visit: https://bit.ly/ccsaodv

TONIGHT: Hear from CCSAO Chief Data Officer and others experts on the importance of using data-driven ideas to bring cha...
10/21/2021

TONIGHT: Hear from CCSAO Chief Data Officer and others experts on the importance of using data-driven ideas to bring change in the criminal justice system.

Data for Justice? Transforming Chicago's Criminal Legal System
October 21 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm https://irrpp.uic.edu/events/data-for-justice/

Please join us, Ascend Justice, Family Rescue, Sarah's Inn, and other advocates tomorrow at the Domestic Violence Courth...
10/20/2021

Please join us, Ascend Justice, Family Rescue, Sarah's Inn, and other advocates tomorrow at the Domestic Violence Courthouse for a short walk followed by a resource fair with information for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please join us, Ascend Justice, Family Rescue, Sarah's Inn, and other advocates tomorrow at the Domestic Violence Courthouse for a short walk followed by a resource fair with information for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

The CCSAO actively works to ensure that folks with shared experiences represent the entirety of our county. We are makin...
10/15/2021

The CCSAO actively works to ensure that folks with shared experiences represent the entirety of our county. We are making great strides towards the office looking like the communities we serve. #HispanicHeritageMonth

The CCSAO actively works to ensure that folks with shared experiences represent the entirety of our county. We are making great strides towards the office looking like the communities we serve. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is not only about honoring the culture but also about highlighting the contributions...
10/13/2021

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is not only about honoring the culture but also about highlighting the contributions that members have made in our office and our communities. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is not only about honoring the culture but also about highlighting the contributions that members have made in our office and our communities. #HispanicHeritageMonth

TONIGHT: Please join representatives for the CCSAO, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, and Cook County Circuit Court fo...
10/12/2021

TONIGHT: Please join representatives for the CCSAO, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, and Cook County Circuit Court for a conversation about domestic violence in the Latinx community. Register here: bit.ly/CJCN-HASA_DVALatinx

TONIGHT: Please join representatives for the CCSAO, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, and Cook County Circuit Court for a conversation about domestic violence in the Latinx community. Register here: bit.ly/CJCN-HASA_DVALatinx

Promoting and cultivating diversity in our office allows for more effective communication of how the criminal justice sy...
10/01/2021

Promoting and cultivating diversity in our office allows for more effective communication of how the criminal justice system works. By making information accessible, we honor all residents of Cook County. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Promoting and cultivating diversity in our office allows for more effective communication of how the criminal justice system works. By making information accessible, we honor all residents of Cook County. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Building trust in the criminal justice system is crucial to making communities safer.  Seeing someone that looks like yo...
09/23/2021

Building trust in the criminal justice system is crucial to making communities safer.
Seeing someone that looks like you and sharing lived experiences can help alleviate the confusion that may arise throughout the process. Representation matters. #HispanicHeritageMonth

Building trust in the criminal justice system is crucial to making communities safer.
Seeing someone that looks like you and sharing lived experiences can help alleviate the confusion that may arise throughout the process. Representation matters. #HispanicHeritageMonth

09/23/2021

Join me on Tuesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. for a Domestic Abuse Awareness Month panel discussion co-hosted by SHALVA. We will be hearing from SHALVA Executive Director Carol Ruderman, Cook County State's Attorney's Office Assistant State's Attorney Tene McCoy Cummings, and Cook County Sheriff's Office (Official) Executive Director of Community Engagement Tisa Morris for a discussion around the resources that are available to anyone who think they may be experience domestic abuse. Register today: bit.ly/CookCountyDVAwarenessPanel

MAÑANA: Únase al Grupo de Recursos para Empleados Hispanos y al Centro de Justicia Comunitaria de CCSAO junto con Nation...
09/22/2021

MAÑANA: Únase al Grupo de Recursos para Empleados Hispanos y al Centro de Justicia Comunitaria de CCSAO junto con National Immigrant Justice Center para una discusión sobre visas U, que les brinda a los inmigrantes víctimas del crimen la oportunidad de obtener un estatus migratorio legal. Registrarse: bit.ly/CJC_ImmigrationLaw

MAÑANA: Únase al Grupo de Recursos para Empleados Hispanos y al Centro de Justicia Comunitaria de CCSAO junto con National Immigrant Justice Center para una discusión sobre visas U, que les brinda a los inmigrantes víctimas del crimen la oportunidad de obtener un estatus migratorio legal. Registrarse: bit.ly/CJC_ImmigrationLaw

TOMORROW: Please join the CCSAO's Hispanic Employee Resource Group and Community Justice Center along with the National ...
09/22/2021

TOMORROW: Please join the CCSAO's Hispanic Employee Resource Group and Community Justice Center along with the National Immigrant Justice Center for a discussion on U-Visas, which gives immigrant victims of crime an opportunity to gain legal immigration status.
Register 👉 bit.ly/CJC_ImmigrationLaw

TOMORROW: Please join the CCSAO's Hispanic Employee Resource Group and Community Justice Center along with the National Immigrant Justice Center for a discussion on U-Visas, which gives immigrant victims of crime an opportunity to gain legal immigration status.
Register 👉 bit.ly/CJC_ImmigrationLaw

𝗝𝗢𝗕 𝗙𝗔𝗜𝗥: Please join the CCSAO Community Justice Center for an outdoor job fair at the beautiful Columbus Park Refector...
09/20/2021

𝗝𝗢𝗕 𝗙𝗔𝗜𝗥: Please join the CCSAO Community Justice Center for an outdoor job fair at the beautiful Columbus Park Refectory. Employment and job training opportunities will be available through Amazon.com, FedEx, Malcolm X College, Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps, and more. Parking is free and masks are required.

𝗝𝗢𝗕 𝗙𝗔𝗜𝗥: Please join the CCSAO Community Justice Center for an outdoor job fair at the beautiful Columbus Park Refectory. Employment and job training opportunities will be available through Amazon.com, FedEx, Malcolm X College, Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps, and more. Parking is free and masks are required.

The CCSAO Community Justice Center joined 004th District Community Policing Office, Chicago Police Department for a pop-...
09/17/2021

The CCSAO Community Justice Center joined 004th District Community Policing Office, Chicago Police Department for a pop-up event with resources for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. More domestic violence resources 👉🏽 bit.ly/resourcesDV

The CCSAO Community Justice Center joined 004th District Community Policing Office, Chicago Police Department for a pop-up event with resources for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. More domestic violence resources 👉🏽 bit.ly/resourcesDV

TONIGHT: Please join the representatives from the CCSAO, Centro Romero, Cicero Police Department, Illinois, and the Cook...
08/31/2021

TONIGHT: Please join the representatives from the CCSAO, Centro Romero, Cicero Police Department, Illinois, and the Cook County Circut Court for an information session on the criminal court system. Register ➜ bit.ly/ccsaolatinx

TONIGHT: Please join the representatives from the CCSAO, Centro Romero, Cicero Police Department, Illinois, and the Cook County Circut Court for an information session on the criminal court system. Register ➜ bit.ly/ccsaolatinx

Happy #NationalDogDay to Hatty, the CCSAO’s first support dog! Hatty is a ther**eutic resource to young children & victi...
08/26/2021

Happy #NationalDogDay to Hatty, the CCSAO’s first support dog! Hatty is a ther**eutic resource to young children & victims of s*x crimes. Her primary role is to provide support to these individuals when testifying in court or during interviews w/ prosecutors & other officials.

Happy #NationalDogDay to Hatty, the CCSAO’s first support dog! Hatty is a ther**eutic resource to young children & victims of s*x crimes. Her primary role is to provide support to these individuals when testifying in court or during interviews w/ prosecutors & other officials.

TONIGHT: Experts from the CCSAO and Resilience will address the topics of s*xual assault, risk factors, victim shaming, ...
08/24/2021

TONIGHT: Experts from the CCSAO and Resilience will address the topics of s*xual assault, risk factors, victim shaming, r**e culture, intimate partner violence, and resources for help. Register 👉 bit.ly/cjcc0824

TONIGHT: Experts from the CCSAO and Resilience will address the topics of s*xual assault, risk factors, victim shaming, r**e culture, intimate partner violence, and resources for help. Register 👉 bit.ly/cjcc0824

Cook County State’s Attorney Files Charges for the Murder of Chicago Police Officer Ella French
08/09/2021
Cook County State’s Attorney Files Charges for the Murder of Chicago Police Officer Ella French

Cook County State’s Attorney Files Charges for the Murder of Chicago Police Officer Ella French

Cook County State’s Attorney Files Charges for the Murder of Chicago Police Officer Ella French CHICAGO – Today, the Cook County State’s Attorney Office charged two men in connection with the fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer Ella French and for critically wounding another officer in an...

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 can prevent severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. If you haven’t been vaccinated ...
08/05/2021

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 can prevent severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, come get your first and second dose for FREE at Markham Courthouse starting next week. Giveaways include tickets to Six Flags.

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 can prevent severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, come get your first and second dose for FREE at Markham Courthouse starting next week. Giveaways include tickets to Six Flags.

The CCSAO’s Police Criminal Misconduct Complaint Form provides direct access to our office and offers an immediate resou...
07/30/2021

The CCSAO’s Police Criminal Misconduct Complaint Form provides direct access to our office and offers an immediate resource as we work to increase accountability and equity in our justice system. It allows individuals to upload photo and video evidence of alleged police misconduct and submit detailed information about the incident. Once submitted, an Assistant State’s Attorney from our Law Enforcement Accountability Division will determine if the complaint should be further investigated. FIle a complaint here: bit.ly/criminalmisconduct

The CCSAO’s Police Criminal Misconduct Complaint Form provides direct access to our office and offers an immediate resource as we work to increase accountability and equity in our justice system. It allows individuals to upload photo and video evidence of alleged police misconduct and submit detailed information about the incident. Once submitted, an Assistant State’s Attorney from our Law Enforcement Accountability Division will determine if the complaint should be further investigated. FIle a complaint here: bit.ly/criminalmisconduct

Do you want SAO staff to speak at your community event? We are committed to establishing & maintaining a culture of trus...
07/21/2021

Do you want SAO staff to speak at your community event? We are committed to establishing & maintaining a culture of trust & open communication between residents & the SAO to improve public safety. Contact one of our Community Justice Centers for info 👉 http://bit.ly/saooutreach

Do you want SAO staff to speak at your community event? We are committed to establishing & maintaining a culture of trust & open communication between residents & the SAO to improve public safety. Contact one of our Community Justice Centers for info 👉 http://bit.ly/saooutreach

Join us for an information session about Estate Planning for Seniors on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 11:00am via Zoom. Th...
07/13/2021

Join us for an information session about Estate Planning for Seniors on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 11:00am via Zoom. This virtual presentation will provide resources for seniors to help avoid potential abuse and financial exploitation. Register:
https://bit.ly/3ztBpK4

Join us for an information session about Estate Planning for Seniors on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 11:00am via Zoom. This virtual presentation will provide resources for seniors to help avoid potential abuse and financial exploitation. Register:
https://bit.ly/3ztBpK4

Last night, our 12th annual Pride Recognition Awards Ceremony honored the accomplishments of outstanding leaders, attorn...
06/30/2021

Last night, our 12th annual Pride Recognition Awards Ceremony honored the accomplishments of outstanding leaders, attorneys and judges serving in Cook County’s LGBTQ+ community. The SAO is proud of the lasting impact these honorees have had and continue to have on our communities!

Last night, our 12th annual Pride Recognition Awards Ceremony honored the accomplishments of outstanding leaders, attorneys and judges serving in Cook County’s LGBTQ+ community. The SAO is proud of the lasting impact these honorees have had and continue to have on our communities!

Tomorrow at 5:30pm, our Community Justice Centers are hosting an online discussion on domestic violence in the LGBTQ+ co...
06/23/2021

Tomorrow at 5:30pm, our Community Justice Centers are hosting an online discussion on domestic violence in the LGBTQ+ community as part of their ongoing Community Concerns series. Register for the conversation here: bit.ly/cjc0621

Tomorrow at 5:30pm, our Community Justice Centers are hosting an online discussion on domestic violence in the LGBTQ+ community as part of their ongoing Community Concerns series. Register for the conversation here: bit.ly/cjc0621

Join us this Wednesday at 2:00pm for an educational conversation on alternatives to prosecution and how the Cook County ...
06/07/2021

Join us this Wednesday at 2:00pm for an educational conversation on alternatives to prosecution and how the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office works to apply restorative justice in a fair and equitable way.

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/cjcc0609

Join us this Wednesday at 2:00pm for an educational conversation on alternatives to prosecution and how the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office works to apply restorative justice in a fair and equitable way.

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/cjcc0609

05/25/2021

Today is #NationalMissingChildrensDay and our partners at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children work every day to bring missing children home. You can help support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children right now by sharing the poster of a missing child in your area.

https://www.missingkids.org/search

Join us this Thursday for this week's second #AsianHeritageMonth event at 7pm as we host a discussion on the recent incr...
05/25/2021

Join us this Thursday for this week's second #AsianHeritageMonth event at 7pm as we host a discussion on the recent increase of hate crimes against the AAPI community with ApnaGhar, the Chinese Mutual Aid Association - Chicago Office and Asian Human Services.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-the-silence-end-the-violence-tickets-154716245455

Join us this Thursday for this week's second #AsianHeritageMonth event at 7pm as we host a discussion on the recent increase of hate crimes against the AAPI community with ApnaGhar, the Chinese Mutual Aid Association - Chicago Office and Asian Human Services.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-the-silence-end-the-violence-tickets-154716245455

Do you or someone you know have strong relationships with the Latinx Community? We're looking to add a Latinx-focused Co...
05/21/2021
Community Engagement Specialist

Do you or someone you know have strong relationships with the Latinx Community?

We're looking to add a Latinx-focused Community Engagement Specialist to our team. The position closes soon! Get your application in by May 28th.

Apply here ⬇️

https://www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/careers/community-engagement-specialist

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office - Community Engagement Specialist Expectations: The Community Engagement Specialist is responsible for establishing relationships with community organizations and stakeholders that will further the cause and mission of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s ...

Join us tonight at 5:30pm as Kim Foxx speaks with an incredible panel of trans women of color about their stories and ho...
04/27/2021

Join us tonight at 5:30pm as Kim Foxx speaks with an incredible panel of trans women of color about their stories and how violence disproportionately impacts the trans community.

Register here: https://t.co/G9WsvxuL1M?amp=1

Join us tonight at 5:30pm as Kim Foxx speaks with an incredible panel of trans women of color about their stories and how violence disproportionately impacts the trans community.

Register here: https://t.co/G9WsvxuL1M?amp=1

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Even when almost no movement was happening on cases for the first year of the pandemic, CCSAO prosecutors kept working on their cases - weighing plea deals and preparing for trials. We were ready.
This week members of the Special Prosecutions Public Corruption and Financial Crimes Unit with Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force sponsored a meal and served patrons of the Uptown Cafe. It’s always a pleasure to serve and be among community members.
Throughout the month, the Community Justice Centers collected donations for Veterans Treatment Court graduates. Today, staff dropped off bags filled with toiletries, underwear, and office supplies to Judge Hooks’ courtroom.
The Community Justice Centers are hosting a Resource Drive for Veterans from November 15 to December 6. All donations will go to the Veteran's Treatment Court. Collection boxes are available at each court house during business hours.
This Veteran’s Day, we honor Veterans who not only served our country but continue their public service at the CCSAO. In particular, Colonel William “Bill” Kelly, who recently passed away after serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney for 27 years. Serving a cause looks different for everyone. At the CCSAO, we are committed to serving every resident of Cook County and ensuring we live in safe, thriving communities.
Happy birthday to Hatty, the CCSAO facility dog!
Throughout #DVAM CCSAO staff have been joining advocates and criminal justice partners to increase awareness in the fight to end domestic violence. For resources and information on domestic violence visit: https://bit.ly/ccsaodv
TONIGHT: Hear from CCSAO Chief Data Officer and others experts on the importance of using data-driven ideas to bring change in the criminal justice system.
Please join us, Ascend Justice, Family Rescue, Sarah's Inn, and other advocates tomorrow at the Domestic Violence Courthouse for a short walk followed by a resource fair with information for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
The CCSAO actively works to ensure that folks with shared experiences represent the entirety of our county. We are making great strides towards the office looking like the communities we serve. #HispanicHeritageMonth
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is not only about honoring the culture but also about highlighting the contributions that members have made in our office and our communities. #HispanicHeritageMonth