Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez
Two West Side residents risked gang retaliation to help solve a cold case received a big honor Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Emanuel joined Superintendent Garry McCarthy and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in proposing higher and certain mandatory jail time for violent gun crimes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.