Foxx wins Democratic primary in state’s attorney’s race as Conway concedes

Kim Foxx pointed to her record as a reformer as she tried to overcome the controversy of her handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Her main opponent, Bill Conway, poured millions of dollars into the race but lost anyway.

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Incumbent Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx smiles as she walks off the stage at the Hotel Essex Chicago Tuesday night after winning the Democratic primary.

Incumbent Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx smiles as she walks off the stage at the Hotel Essex Chicago Tuesday night after winning the Democratic primary.

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx fended off her three Democratic challengers Tuesday night, moving closer to winning a second term after months of swatting away criticism for her handling of the Jussie Smollett case.

Foxx had 48% of the vote with about 85% of precincts reporting, according to unofficial totals. Former prosecutor Bill Conway, who poured millions of dollars of his father’s money into his bid to oust Foxx, was in second place with 33% of the vote and conceded the race.

Gambling lobbyist Donna More, who ran against Foxx for the seat in 2016, had about 14% of the vote while former 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti had 5%.