On the Issues

Fighting Corruption in Cook County

Under the current State’s Attorney, we have seen millions of dollars flow from taxpayers to Ed Burke — an influential, and now indicted, campaign donor of Kim Foxx’s — and his clients, and we have seen the well-connected walk free while others pay the price for the same crimes.

The State’s Attorney is supposed to be a beacon of public trust so people do not lose faith in the criminal justice system. Clearly that trust has been violated.

Cook County deserves a State’s Attorney that will guarantee justice for all, regardless of race, zip code, wealth, or political connections. As an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Public Corruption and Financial Crimes unit, I went after corrupt government officials, and I won’t hesitate to get politics out of an office where it never belonged. My office will bring new standards of transparency and openness concerning decision-making and resource allocation so that there is no question about how we operate. We’re going to end preferential treatment and make sure that all cases are handled the same regardless of the characteristics of the defendant or victim. And, to combat the sweetheart settlements we’ve seen with property tax lawyers like Ed Burke, I am refusing campaign contributions from property tax lawyers, both now and in the future.

Read Bill’s Plan to Restore Public Trust in the State’s Attorney’s Office

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois

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