Kim Foxx Declares Win in Cook County State’s Attorney’s Race
Chicago Tribune
November 8, 2016

“Democrat Kim Foxx on Tuesday declared victory over her Republican opponent in the contest for Cook County state’s attorney, putting her on a path to become the first African-American to win the high-profile office that prosecutes criminals and defends the county against civil litigation.

With 82 percent of precincts reporting, Foxx — a protege of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle — had 71 percent of the unofficial vote to 29 percent for Republican Christopher Pfannkuche, a retired assistant state’s attorney who was little known among the electorate.

“‘Ladies and gentlemen, this night is just the beginning. This night is the start of a journey to fix a broken system in need of repair,’ Foxx, flanked by her husband and two daughters, said after declaring victory at a River North restaurant.”

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