Typical Cook County
Conflict of interest? The appearance of a conflict? No problem:
- Democrat Kim Foxx is doing consultant work for an influential Chicago law firm, but she insisted Monday there would be no conflict of interest for her to make decisions on lawsuits brought by that firm against Cook County should she be elected state's attorney.
The powerhouse personal injury firm Power Rogers and Smith has sued Cook County and Chicago on cases ranging from medical negligence to wrongful police shootings, winning several multimillion-dollar judgments and settlements.
And while she's been a consultant for the firm since leaving the county payroll a year ago as she's run for the county's top legal post, Foxx said Monday that collecting checks from the firm now doesn't present a conflict for her in making decisions on cases Rogers Power and Smith files against the county in the future.
Her reason: By then, she'll no longer be getting paid by the law firm.
Golly, she's got that whole election thing already wrapped up. And when you get that registered envelope from Rogers, Power and Smith for your next lawsuit, you can rest assured that Ms Foxx isn't getting any money from them...because she said so.