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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."

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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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  • 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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October 02, 2015

Alvarez: Laws must target those who carry guns illegally

Chicago Sun Times

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Far too many of the streets of Chicago are running red with blood, the blood of our children and the blood of countless generations we are losing in the pervasive and unconscionable wave of gun violence. (more…)

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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

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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 (more…)

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March 10, 2014

Anita and Senator Kirk make push for new sex trafficking legislation

Chicago Tribune (Annie Sweeney)

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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

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Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez walked up to a podium (more…)

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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

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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” (more…)

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July 10, 2012

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

Office of the State's Attorney

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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 (more…)

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October 01, 2011

Chicago Lawyer Magazine

Chicago Lawyer Magazine

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It had been five years since Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez tried a bench trial on her own. (more…)

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May 23, 2010

Anita on NewsViews

ABC 7

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On Sunday, May 23, 2010, Anita discussed her first year and a half in office on ABC’s NewsViews.

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May 04, 2010

State’s Attorney Cracking Down On Local Corruption

CBS News Chicago

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A crackdown on local corruption has netted everyone from a city treasurer with sticky fingers to a financial manager who stole funds earmarked for special education students. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has more on “Operation Cookie Jar.”

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April 09, 2010

Chinatown brothel probe leads to felony charges

Matthew Walberg, Tribune reporter- Chicagotribune.com

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The day after Chicago police busted his alleged Chinatown brothel, Sheng Quan Dong called the undercover officer who posed as a john and asked to have dinner with him, authorities say.

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