Bill Conway is running for State’s Attorney to enact real criminal justice reform, get after the gun crime epidemic, and get politics out of an office where it never belonged.
Born and raised in Chicago, Bill has a progressive plan to make our neighborhoods safer and ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally by our justice system — regardless of race, neighborhood, income level, or who they know.
As a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney, Bill worked every day to find justice for victims. He put the truly dangerous behind bars, but focused on giving a second chance to people who just made a mistake, so nonviolent offenders could get back on their feet.
Bill went on to join the office’s newly created Public Corruption and Financial Crimes unit, in which he fought to hold corrupt, politically-connected government officials accountable. He also put multiple police officers who abused their power in jail, because those who are supposed to enforce the law shouldn’t be above it.
After working in the State’s Attorney’s Office, Bill served in Qatar and Afghanistan as a Naval Intelligence Officer. For years the approach in Afghanistan had been to target Taliban fighters, who would then be replaced by more militants with more weapons. Bill’s mission was to track and cut off the supply chains the Taliban was using to arm fighters and attack our troops.