At Issue: Dem Challenger Says Public Has Lost Faith In Kim Foxx

Craig Dellimore
November 08, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Donna More is running for Cook County State's Attorney. (WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Democrat challenging Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx for her job says the public has lost faith in the incumbent.

Former state and federal prosecutor Donna More criticizes incumbent Kimberly Foxx for the way she handled the case of actor Jussie Smollett, who allegedly fabricated a hate crime against himself early last year.

A special prosecutor is looking into the circumstances that led to Foxx’s office dropping charges, but More said the public is wary of the state’s attorney.

She also said Foxx isn’t doing doing enough to put dangerous suspects behind bars while awaiting trial.

Foxx has insisted her aim is to keep low-level, non-violent offenders from staying in jail just because they can’t afford bail.

“I will be an aggressive prosecutor but combine that with compassionate justice,” More said. “I don’t think 'catch and release' constitutes restorative justice. I don’t think many in our community believe that.”

Attorney Bill Conway—a Naval Reserve intelligence officer—is also in the Democratic race. Donna More downplays his accomplishments, too.

More is the guest “At Issue,” which you can hear in its entirety at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.