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State's attorney hosts Law Day for Seton Academy students

State's attorney hosts Law Day for Seton Academy students

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez with students from Seton Academy who recently attended Law Day at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. Pictured standing from left are James Thornton, director of guidance, Seton Academy; Al Haskins, Jamal Spearman, State's Attorney Ani…

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
State's attorney hosts Law Day for Seton Academy students

State's attorney hosts Law Day for Seton Academy students

CHICAGO | More than 30 students from three area high schools recently spent the day at the George Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago, getting a firsthand look at the criminal justice system, including a presentation from Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County state's attorney to address PSC graduates

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez will address the graduates and their guests at the 55th annual commencement ceremony at Prairie State College on May 17. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in the Pioneer Fieldhouse, located on Vollmer Road, north of the colle…

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
State's attorney recognizes two young artists from Calvary Academy

State's attorney recognizes two young artists from Calvary Academy

CHICAGO | Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez recently honored 13 local students for their award-winning artwork that will be featured in the state’s attorney’s 2014 calendar.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am
State's attorney recognizes two young artists from Calvary Academy

State's attorney recognizes two young artists from Calvary Academy

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, center, congratulates Taylor Reid, left, an eighth-grader, and McKenzie Martin, a sixth-grader, for their anti-drug artwork that will appear in Alvarez's 2014 calendar. The girls are students at Calvary Academy in South Holland.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am
Attorneys try to reach plea deal for ex-Lynwood clerk

Attorneys try to reach plea deal for ex-Lynwood clerk

MARKHAM | Attorneys for former Lynwood village Clerk Roy Valle and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office continued to work Tuesday toward a plea agreement to resolve the charges Valle faces in a fatal 2011 crash.

June 25, 2013 6:40 pm Photos

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Cook County state's attorney leads participants in Run to Remember

Cook County state's attorney leads participants in Run to Remember

CHICAGO | Dozens of employees from the Cook County state's attorney's office participated in the May 4 Run to Remember.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
 Cook County state's attorney leads participants in Run to Remember

Cook County state's attorney leads participants in Run to Remember

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez led dozens of her employees on May 4 in participating in the Chicago Police Department's Run to Remember, a race along Chicago's lakefront that honors Chicago police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am

Dolton man sentenced to 25 years in home invasion, armed robbery

CHICAGO | A former furniture delivery man from Dolton has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection with the home invasion and armed robbery of a pregnant customer, according to a news release from the Cook County state's attorney's office.

February 08, 2013 12:21 pm

Group wants to help defend Ill. gay marriage ban

CHICAGO | The conservative Illinois Family Institute and two suburban Chicago churches are seeking a judge's permission to help defend the state's ban on gay marriage, saying they should be able to intervene in a lawsuit filed by 25 gay and lesbian couples who want to overturn the 16-year-old law.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
Unity Conference offers unique resource and networking for community leaders

Unity Conference offers unique resource and networking for community leaders

CHICAGO | In the office’s continuing efforts to enhance community involvement and awareness, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, along with members of the office’s Advisory Councils, presented a one-day seminar aimed at informing and empowering community organizations.

September 20, 2012 12:00 am
Unity Conference offers unique resource and networking for community leaders

Unity Conference offers unique resource and networking for community leaders

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez presents the 2012 Community Empowerment Award to Phillip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, for their innovative programs that engage and inspire students, parents and communities to improve educational outcomes.

September 20, 2012 12:00 am
Cal City girl's stepfather held on $1M bond in connection with slaying

Cal City girl's stepfather held on $1M bond in connection with slaying

CALUMET CITY | The stepfather of a Calumet City teen found dead in a large Hammond trash bin last week is being held on $1 million bond in the Cook County Jail, the Cook County state's attorneys office said.

June 11, 2012 2:40 pm
State's attorney awards young artists

State's attorney awards young artists

Pictured are the eighth-grade winners in the anti-drug poster contest sponsored by the Cook County state's attorney. Sitting from left are Jenny Joseph, St. Edward School (Chicago); Carlos Sanchez, Liberty Junior High School (Burbank); Deyanna La’shay Henderson, Paderewski School (Chicago); …

June 07, 2012 12:00 am
State's attorney awards young artists

State's attorney awards young artists

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, right, congratulates Danielle Tyson on her winning entry to the state’s attorney’s annual anti-drug poster contest. Tyson is a sixth-grader at Calvary Academy in South Holland.

June 07, 2012 12:00 am
State's attorney awards young artists

State's attorney awards young artists

CHICAGO | A sixth-grader and an eighth-grader from Calvary Academy in South Holland are among 13 local students Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez recently honored for their award-winning artwork that will be featured in the state's attorney's 2013 calendar.

June 06, 2012 4:45 pm Photos

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Criminal charges planned in fire that claimed two Chicago firefighters

Criminal charges planned in fire that claimed two Chicago firefighters

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez plans to announce criminal contempt charges against the owner of a South Side building where two Chicago firefighters lost their lives fighting a fire in December 2010, he office announced Wednesday.

December 21, 2011 9:00 am
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