CHICAGO (CBS) — One of the two challengers running against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez next year has said she wants to do better to crack down on gun violence, but she can’t agree with the cornerstone of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wish list for new state gun laws.
Donna More has been a federal prosecutor and an assistant state’s attorney, and said she’s running partly because she feels Alvarez has not made reducing violence a high enough priority.READ MORE: New ILogin Verification System Is Locking Out Illinoisans Trying To File Unemployment Claims
Currently working as a corporate attorney, More said she doesn’t support Emanuel’s proposals for mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes.
“I am an advocate for something that I would like to see put in place, which is a citywide preliminary hearing gun court,” she said. “By doing that, what you are able to do is you have a judge, you have prosecutors who begin to know and identify with the people coming through that courtroom.”