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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June 08, 2012

CONSUMERS BENEFIT FROM STATE’S ATTORNEY’S NEW TASK FORCE

It is currently estimated that the State of Illinois loses $77 million in tax revenues each year as a result of the crimes of organized retail theft and fencing. These crimes also have a direct impact on consumers on many levels, including driving up consumer prices and presenting potential dangers to consumer health and safety.

Recognizing this growing problem, State’s Attorney Alvarez created the Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force (CCROC), a group of law enforcement and retail partners dedicated to working jointly to combat these increasing crimes.

Since the CCROC task force was formed under the State’s Attorney’s leadership, its membership has grown to more than 800 participating law enforcement agencies and private sector retailers who are working to increase the prosecution of large-scale organized retail theft and fencing operations and sharing resources and intelligence throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area and in neighboring states to prevent these crimes.