Cook County States’ Attorney Kim Foxx speaks during a budget hearing in October 2019. [Alex Nitkin/The Daily Line]
County commissioners are set to tighten their authority over Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office while extending new scrutiny to attorneys hired by the office.
An ordinance (21-3130) introduced to the county’s Board of Commissioners on Thursday by Comm. Peter Silvestri (R-9) requires the state’s attorney’s office to score approval from the board’s Finance Subcommittee on Litigation before approving large settlements, pursuing some appeals or bringing matters to trial. Silvestri chairs the subcommittee.
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