Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez

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Prosecutors: Anti-Government Group Illegally Moved Into Foreclosed Homes In Beverly, Morgan Park

A South Side alderman calls it a “cancer” on his community: An anti-government group illegally moving into homes in foreclosure, and now two of the four men charged have been arrested.


Anthony Muldrow and Sharon Bell were honored for stepping forward as witnesses in an arson crime. (Credit: CBS)

Two Witnesses Of West Side Firebombing Receive Courage Award

Two West Side residents risked gang retaliation to help solve a cold case received a big honor Wednesday.


Maher Abuhabsah (Top Left), Robert Panozzo Sr. (Top Middle), Robert Panozzo Jr. (Top Right),  Mairia Koroluck (Bottom Left) and Paul Koroluck (Bottom Right) (Photos From State's Attorney's office.)

Members Of ‘P-K’ Street Crew Charged After Racketeering Investigation

Five people are facing Super Class X Felony charges following a nearly year-long racketeering investigation into the alleged misdeeds of a West Side organized crime street crew, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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State’s Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Travel Club Marketers

The Cook County State’s Attorney thinks if the envelope says: “Congratulations, you are a winner,” you should actually win something besides a sales pitch, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Memorial Service Held At UIC For Families Of Murder Victims

The families of murder victims filled the UIC Forum in the South Loop Saturday for a memorial ceremony sponsored by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. It was the 24th consecutive year that it has sponsored the event.


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Training Program Designed To Help Cops Catch Internet Sex Predators

Police officers from across the state have wrapped up a first-of-its-kind four-day training program at the Orland Park Police Department designed to help them catch internet sex predators.


Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez presented Esperanza Medina with an award for her bravery and resilience. (Credit: CBS)

Survivor Of Acid Attack Receives Award

A woman who survived a horrifying attack was honored Tuesday night for fighting to protect other would-be victims, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Announces New Gun Legislation

Mayor Emanuel joined Superintendent Garry McCarthy and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in proposing higher and certain mandatory jail time for violent gun crimes.


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CPS Students Honored For Participating In Anti-Violence Programs

Chicago Public Schools students who took part in summer anti-violence programs gathered at the South Side Community Arts Center Friday to celebrate their accomplishments.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2012

Cook County Clerk David Orr and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with two recent lawsuits that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. They say they won't defend the law in court, and will concede the state should be required to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (Credit: CBS)

Orr, Alvarez Won’t Fight Suits Challenging Gay Marriage Ban

Cook County Clerk David Orr and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with a pair of recent lawsuits alleging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, and they are not fighting the effort to lift that ban.


Gov. Pat Quinn, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Cook County State's Atty. Anita Alvarez, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attend a news conference to announce the governor's signing of the state's new "Street Gang RICO" law, allowing prosecutors to go after street gangs as criminal organizations, much like the feds target the mob. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs New State Law To Target Street Gangs

Local prosecutors in Illinois now have the power to go after street gangs as criminal organizations, much like the way federal prosecutors often target members of the mob.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy urge Gov. Pat Quinn to sign the "Street Gang RICO" Law, which would allow state prosecutors to go after street gang leaders, much like federal prosecutors use federal RICO laws to target mobsters. (Credit: CBS)

Alvarez, McCarthy Urge Quinn To Sign New ‘Street Gang RICO’ Law

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy are urging Gov. Pat Quinn to quickly sign legislation considered to be a powerful new tool for law enforcement agencies to target gangs in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Left: Firefighter Edward Stringer Right: Firefighter Corey Ankum (Photos From The Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago Commemorates Firefighters Killed 1 Year Ago

A memorial was held Thursday morning, one year to the day after two Chicago firefighters died when the roof of a South Shore neighborhood building collapsed in a fire.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011