Foxx went to court Wednesday to vacate and expunge records of people caught up in the drug war — her first move to wipe the books clean after the state legalized recreational marijuana.
More than 1,000 pot convictions will soon be off the books in Cook County.
In a hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx stood before the circuit court’s chief judge and called for the vacation and expungement of 1,012 low-level, nonviolent convictions for possession of less than an ounce of pot.
The vast majority of the people who were granted relief at the hearing still don’t know it yet — but Foxx said they would be subsequently notified of the expungement of their cases by mail.
In the audience for the hearing were community activists, as well as Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who sat in the courtroom’s jury box, state “Cannabis Czar” Toi Hutchinson and state Rep. Kelly Cassidy (14th), who helped lead the way on legalization. Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown served as the court clerk to Chief Judge Timothy Evans for the hearing.
more recommended stories
‘Tidal wave of voter suppression’ washes over states, lawyer says
“They can do it electronically, they.
Ten “Must Watch” Black History Documentaries
Documentaries can open windows to our.
Why I’m sick of “woke” culture
The more affluent control the narrative.
There Have Been 10 Black Senators Since Emancipation
Elected 150 years ago, Hiram Revels.
Morehouse College Makes History As The First HBCU To Have A Polo Team
Morehouse College just became the first.
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Niece on Her Uncle’s Legacy and Making Her Modeling Debut
Jean-Michel Basquiat had a singular sense.
The Rosewood Massacre: How a lie destroyed a black town
From the bruises on her body,.
They Came Before Tiger Woods: Wake-Robin Golf Club, Inc
For Black History Month, WOL News.
After 65 Years, the First African-American-owned Travel Agency Continues to Provide Travelers With Unique Experiences
The agency planned Dr. Martin Luther.
Mariya Russell Is The First Black Woman To Earn A Michelin Star
Russell she says she’s baffled by.