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    Alvarez Wins Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

    “It was an honor and a privilege to be able to argue such an important case before the Supreme Court and we are extremely pleased with this ruling,” Alvarez said. “The court’s decision is a legal victory, not just for prosecutors, but also for crime…

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    New Law Targeting Gang Activity

    Cook County State’s Attorney Applauds Governor’ signing of new “Street Gang Rico” Bill. New law becomes first-of-its kind to target organized gang activity. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez joined Governor Pat Quinn Monday for the signing of the “Illinois Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced

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    Alvarez’s office a model for justice

    Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez walked up to a podium Thursday to make an announcement that would have been unthinkable not so long ago.  

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Issues

  • Gang & Gun Violence -

    Anita proposed and drafted a new law that increases criminal penalties for street gang members who are arrested by police...

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  • Human Trafficking -

    Recognizing the growing crime of the sexual trafficking of young children, Anita formed a dedicated unit within the State’s Attorney’s...

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  • Public Corruption -

    At the outset of her administration, Anita hired a veteran federal prosecutor to help lead efforts to investigate and prosecute...

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  • Integrity Unit -

    Anita recently announced creation of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s “Conviction Integrity Unit,” a specialized unit within the office that...

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  • Restoring Trust -

    Without any additional staffing or funding, Anita delivered on her promise to restore the concept of community-based prosecutions in the...

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  • Women & Violence -

    Tackling the many issues surrounding domestic violence has been one of Anita’s top priorities and she has worked to develop...

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  • Mortgage Fraud -

    In response to the growing problem of mortgage fraud affecting so many communities throughout Cook County, Anita created a special...

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  • New Task Force -

    It is currently estimated that the State of Illinois loses $77 million in tax revenues each year as a result...

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Alvarez in the News

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March 10, 2014

Anita and Senator Kirk make push for new sex trafficking legislation

Chicago Tribune (Annie Sweeney)

Federal and local law enforcement on Monday announced proposed legislation that would allow for federal felony charges to be brought against operators of web sites that fuel the illicit sex trade through commercial ads. (more…)

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August 31, 2012

Editorial: Alvarez’s office a model for justice

Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez walked up to a podium

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July 13, 2012

New Law Becomes First-of-its Kind to Target Organized Gang Activity

Office of the State's Attorney

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez joined Governor Pat Quinn Monday for the signing of the “Illinois Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Law”

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July 10, 2012

State’s Attorney Alvarez Wins Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

Office of the State's Attorney

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Chicago rapist in a case that had potential negative implications for prosecutors across the

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  • Great to catch up with these ladies at a recent CBA Lunch: Rita Fry, Judge Ilana Rovner & Aurora Austriaco http://t.co/gXozbdQflJ - about 7 days ago

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Golf Outing

WHENFriday, October 17 WHEREThe Meadows Golf Club, 2802 123rd Street, Blue Island

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