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Local Dems back Foxx in state’s attorney race

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A cluster of Democratic elected officials from Evanston are planning an organizing meeting Sunday to back the campaign of one of the two Democratic challengers to incumbent Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.

The Evanston officials — including U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, State Sen. Daniel Biss, State Rep. Robyn Gabel and Democratic Committeeman Eamon Kelly — have all endorsed Kim Foxx, the former chief of staff to County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

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Foxx, 43, who once worked as an assistant to Alvarez, grew up in Cabrini-Green and now lives in Flossmoor with her husband and two daughters.

Anita Alvarez, in in image from her campaign website.

In addition to Alvarez, who's seeking a third term in the midst of controversy over her handling of police shooting cases, there's a third candidate in the race, Donna More, who grew up in Evanston but now lives in Lincoln Park.

Donna More, in an image from her campaign website.

More, a partner in the Fox Rothschild law firm, says she's not a politician and has faced some heat for making a contribution to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Latest campaign filings show Alvarez raising $35,500 in contributions of $1,000 or more since the end of the third quarter when she had $326,616 on hand.

Foxx has raised $73,000 in that time to add to a balance of $182,916. And More has pulled in $55,200 to add to a balance of $101,474.

The Evanston meeting for Foxx on Sunday will be held at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown.

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