Digging for an Epiphany on Alvarez

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Anita in the Press

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, under the leadership of Anita Alvarez, continues to receive global attention for the cases it prosecutes and its nation-leading initiatives. Check this page often for the latest news from the campaign trail and the courtroom.

The best that we can do is promise our victims' families that we will work tirelessly to seek justice for their loved ones."

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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February 08, 2008

Digging for an Epiphany on Alvarez

John McCarron, Chicago Tribue - Chicagotribune.com

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I was shoveling snow thinking about the results of the Democratic primary for Cook County state’s attorney, and suddenly it all made sense..

That’s another good thing about shoveling. Something about the rhythmic scrape-and-toss sends me to Zenlike trances of deep thought. For you, it may be a hot shower or a second cocktail. For me, there’s nothing like a cold winter’s morning at the Irish Health Club, alone in my boots, working up a sweat with no dues and no monthly minimums.

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February 07, 2008

Once Counted Out, Alvarez Gets Big Help from Women, Suburbs

Rob Olmstead, Dailyherald.com

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It’s 8 a.m. on the day after elections and some character Anita Alvarez hardly knows is calling her cell phone asking for a job. A few weeks ago, her press secretary, Sally Daly, could barely keep a prominent television political reporter on the phone long enough to say hello.

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