Incumbent Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx — a Democrat — defeated Patrick O’Brien, a former Cook County judge, winning a second term Nov. 3.
With 97.9 percent of precincts reporting, Foxx won with 53.7 percent of the vote, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The Cook County state’s attorney runs the Cook County State’s Attorney Office and is responsible for prosecuting crime in the county, according to its website. Foxx first won the seat in 2016.
While most focus in Illinois was around senatorial and congressional races — such as incumbent Senator Dick Durbin’s re-election — down ballot races can have a large impact on local government, The Phoenix reported.
The Sun-Times also called the Cook County Circuit Court clerk race for Democrat Iris Y. Martinez, a current Illinois state senator for the 20th District covering the Avondale and Irving Park neighborhoods of Chicago. The circuit court clerk records documents and files for all cases in the Cook County Circuit Court system, The Phoenix reported.
The race for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner wasn’t called at the time of publication. The water commissioner manages all sewage — from treatment to flood prevention — in the greater Cook County area.
Races for the Cook County Board of Review’s 1st District and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Michael Toomin’s retention weren’t called either at the time of publication. The Cook County Board of Review is responsible for reviewing and assessing properties in Cook County for tax purposes, according to its website. Votes at the time of publication showed Republican Dan Patlak leading Democrat Tammy Wendt by six percent, according to the Cook County Clerk’s website.