CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - It was a night of very little rest for Kim Foxx. After a night of celebrations, Foxx beat Anita Alvarez for Cook County State's Attorney.
Foxx joined Good Day Chicago Wednesday to talk about how she’s feeling after the win and what she thinks the margin of victory shows about voters in Cook County.
Voters have ousted the Chicago area's top prosecutor in a Democratic primary race focused on the office's handling of the shooting death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer.
Foxx's victory Tuesday over Alvarez sends her to a November matchup in which she will be heavily favored.
Foxx, a former aide to the Cook County board president, criticized Alvarez over the Laquan McDonald shooting, as protesters scrutinized her investigation as a cover-up. The teenager was shot 16 times in October 2014, an incident that was captured on squad-car video.
Alvarez's office charged the police officer with murder, but not until November, a year after the shooting and hours after a judge ordered the city to release the video.