Anita Names One of Crain’s ‘Women to Watch 2008’

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  • 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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    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 -

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

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May 05, 2008

Anita Names One of Crain’s ‘Women to Watch 2008’

Greg Hinz

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Yes, she’s a self-declared “hockey mom” who’s — yawn — struggling to balance family and career and has taken to wearing a lot of red power suits lately.

She’s also a political novice who made history Feb. 5 by beating five men to become the first woman and Hispanic to win a primary for Cook County state’s attorney.

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