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    Alvarez makes sweeping reforms to drug policies

    State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced the implementation of a first-of-its-kind drug policy in Cook County that will seek to keep nonviolent low level repeat drug offenders out of the criminal justice system…

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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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April 20, 2015

State’s Attorney Alvarez announces sweeping reforms to Cook County drug policies

Cook County State's Attorney's Office Press Release

State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez today announced the implementation of a first-of-its-kind drug policy in Cook County that will seek to keep nonviolent low level repeat drug offenders out of the criminal justice system and steer more individuals to treatment rather than traditional prosecution at the front end of the system.

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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.

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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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