Anita Alvarez

Thornton Township High School District 205 board president Kenneth Williams (Credit: District 205)

Alvarez Files Suit Seeking Ouster Of Thornton HS Board President

Last month, Kenneth Williams received a letter from the state’s attorney’s office demanding he resign because he’s a felon. He was convicted of forgery in Indiana in 1985.


Nathaniel Beller (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors Suspended For Not Charging Man Who Burned Family After Previous Threat

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has suspended two prosecutors for failing to approve criminal charges against a man who had threatened to set his kids on fire after filling a bathtub with gasoline – then actually set them on fire three months later.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Candlelight Vigil Held For Victims Of Drunk Driving

There are about 40,000 drunk driving arrests in Illinois each year.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Maine West High School (Credit: CBS)

Alvarez Orders ‘Top-To-Bottom’ Maine West Hazing Review

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez wants a “complete and thorough, top-to-bottom” review of alleged hazing abuses at Maine West High School.


Photos of hundreds of victims of violent crime were placed on display at the UIC Forum on Sept. 29, 2012, as part of the an annual victims' memorial hosted by the Cook County State's Attorney's office. (Credit: CBS)

Families Mourn Loved Ones At State’s Attorney’s Victims’ Memorial

Several hundred people who all shared something in common — the violent loss of a loved one — gathered Saturday at the UIC Forum to share, remember and heal.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2012

Former Harvey School District 147 Supt.  Alex Boyd. (Credit: Sun-Times)

6 Former School Officials Accused Of Stealing From Taxpayers

The Cook County State’s Attorney has announced the indictment of six people – all accused of using their positions in Chicago area school districts to steal money from taxpayers.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Auto Theft Ring Cars

Authorities Bust Up Auto Theft Ring, Arrest 21

Investigators say they have cracked the case of an auto theft ring that stole some 200 vehicles in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

(Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson Befriends Woman Once Known as ‘Girl X’

Jennifer Hudson recently befriended the victim of another horrendous crime, according to a report Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Dajuan Brown

Man Charged With Forcing 12 Girls Into Prostitution

A 35-year-old man has been accused of forcing 12 girls into prostitution, and addicting them to heroin.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Road America Towing is out of business, and is being ordered to give money back to some of its customers. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Judgment Issued Against Notorious Towing Company

A notorious Chicago towing company is out of business, and is being ordered to give money back to some of its customers. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Anita Alvarez

Alvarez Creates New Unit To Probe Questionable Convictions

In what her office is calling a “shift in philosophy,” Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez plans to form a new unit that will actively review criminal cases involving questionable or wrongful convictions.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Trevell Allen, clockwise from top left; Darrell Holmes; Emmanuel Warner; Brandon McGee (Chicago Police Department)

4 Charged In Gun Bust

Police say they have recovered nearly 60 guns following the theft of 200 firearms from a Des Plaines gunshop over the weekend.


Anita Alvarez

Charges Dismissed For 32 Offenders In Alternative Program

Cook County prosecutors have dismissed felony charges against the first group of offenders who successfully completed a new alternative program aimed at giving first-time, non-violent offenders a second chance.


Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez announces the arrests of 59 people in a pre-holiday shoplifting sting. (Credit: CBS)

59 Arrested In Shoplifting Sting

A pre-holiday sting in Cook County targeting professional shoplifters in three locations has culminated in 59 arrests.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2011

Cook County Jail

Fewer Inmates, But Longer Stays In Cook County Jail

The number of suspects booked into the Cook County Jail has fallen in the last five years, but detainees on average are staying a week longer behind bars because of court delays, local law enforcement officials said Tuesday.


Wallace Davis

Former Ald. Wallace Davis Accused Of Being Deadbeat Dad

He was one of Chicago’s most colorful and controversial public officials. Now he’s charged with being one of the city’s top “deadbeat dads.”

CBS 2–07/26/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Daley’s Security Detail To Stay For Now

Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Tuesday that former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s security detail is not being reduced for now, but he indicated it would be soon.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Anthony Giler

Program Gives Would-Be Felons A Second Chance

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has found a way to give some alleged first-time, nonviolent offenders a second chance before the case reaches the courtroom.

CBS 2–06/16/2011

Jon Burge

Group Asks Emanuel, Alvarez To Look Into Torture Allegations

Men tortured under disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge gathered in front of the Criminal Courts Building on Sunday, calling on mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel to take action.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2011

Cook County Criminal Courts

Immigration Agents Move Out Of Criminal Court Building

Federal agents who track illegal immigrants are no longer working out of the Cook County Criminal Courts building where they were able to immediately check arrest records and begin deportations.

CBS 2–04/13/2011