Cook County State's Attorney Challengers Trade Fire Over Campaign Funds

Craig Dellimore
January 10, 2020 - 9:18 am

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and one of her challengers are trading fire over how each is raising his or her campaign funds.

Democratic challenger Bill Conway has outlined his campaign’s ethics proposals, including a ban on taking donations from property tax lawyers. Of course, he mentioned that indicted Alderman Ed Burke raised money for incumbent State's Attorney Kim Foxx, and a year later her office settled a tax case with a Burke client.

Conway admits he has no evidence of a quid pro quo, but "if the clock does not stop with the Cook County State's Attorney, then who does it stop with? And even just the appearance of impropriety there is bad."

Foxx campaign spokeswoman Claudia Tristàn responds that "this is a weak and hypocritical attack from a candidate who has taken at least $1.7 million from his billionaire father’s arms dealing empire that to this day is contributing to the violence we’re seeing around the world.”

Bob Fioretti and Donna More are the other candidates in the Democratic Primary race.