New Report from Appleseed & Community Partners on State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s First Year in Office

Chicago Appleseed, The People’s Lobby and Reclaim Chicago are proud to release today our new report, “In Pursuit of Justice for All: An Evaluation of Kim Foxx’s First Year in Office,” which assesses State’s Attorney Foxx’s progress on her reform goals during her first year in office. Foxx has made substantial progress in reforming how her office handles bail recommendations and charging decisions.… Read more →

Amicus Joined by Chicago Council of Lawyers is Successful

In August, our partner organization—the Chicago Council of Lawyers—joined an amicus brief authored by LAF in a wrongful death suit against the City of Chicago, involving a question about the Illinois Domestic Violence Act. In the trial court, the City of Chicago won a motion to dismiss a family’s wrongful death claim against the city police, under the IDVA. On… Read more →

More than 70 Organizations & Individuals Call for Supreme Court Rule on Bail

Advocates Urge Illinois Supreme Court to Issue Rule Change to Stop Jailing People Due to Poverty A letter endorsed by local and national community organizations & former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asks Illinois Supreme Court to address Illinois’ unconstitutional money bail system. On any given day, tens of thousands of people are incarcerated in county jails in Illinois. Most… Read more →