A Roundtable Discussion with Cook County State’s Attorney, Anita Alvarez to speak on
“Sexual Violence Against Women in Illinois”
We are pleased to invite Cook County State’s Attorney, Anita Alvarez to the Niagara Foundation for a roundtable discussion with an intimate group of our members and staff. She will be speaking on Sexual Violence against Women in Illinois.
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Wednesday, November 5
from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 4240
Chicago, IL, US, 60601
Anita Alvarez made history when she was chosen by voters in 2008 to serve as the Cook County State’s Attorney. Not only did Alvarez become the first female and the first Hispanic State’s Attorney, she also became the first career prosecutor ever elected to this important public safety position.
Alvarez has spent her entire legal career in public service in the State’s Attorney’s Office representing the victims of crime in Cook County. Since taking office, Anita has delivered on many of the promises that she made to voters when she sought public office. In her first two years on the job Alvarez has worked to stem the tide of gang and gun violence by drafting a new law that has increased criminal penalties for gang members arrested with guns. Gang members convicted under the new law face a mandatory prison sentence and are no longer eligible for parole.