Cook County State’s Attorney

Anita Alvarez

Cook County State’s Attorney Gets $500,000 To Fight Human Trafficking

A total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Alprentiss Nash. (Credit: Department Of Corrections)

Prosecutors Dropping Murder Charges Against Man Jailed For 17 Years

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez will dismiss criminal charges against a Chicago man in a 17-year-old murder case.


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

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

State’s Attorney Vows Sex Trade Crackdown During NATO Summit

Police won’t just be handling security and protecting visitors during the NATO Summit.


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

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

County Treasurer Works To Recover Money Overpaid To South Suburb

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas says the State’s Attorney is working to recover almost $7 million her office overpaid to the City of Country Club Hills and has yet to get back.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

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

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

Richard M. Daley (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Won’t Drop Daley From Torture Lawsuit

A federal judge won’t reconsider her ruling that former Mayor Richard M. Daley can be named as a defendant in a police torture case tied to former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Police Use Wiretaps To Crack Human Trafficking By Street Gangs

Prosecutors and police on Wednesday announced charges against Chicago gang members in a unique human trafficking investigation.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Ruling: Daley Can Be Sued In Connection With Burge Torture Case

A federal judge has ruled that retired Mayor Richard M. Daley can be sued for alleged police brutality conspiracies that happened under former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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

David Koschman

Alvarez Asks State Cops To Probe Death Tied To Daley Nephew

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has asked Illinois State Police to look into the Chicago Police Department’s handling of a homicide case involving a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Anita Alvarez

Alvarez ‘Disappointed’ With Death Penalty Ban

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said Wednesday that she was “disappointed” that Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–03/09/2011