Alvarez: One for Chicago History Books

First female, Hispanic state's attorney sworn-in

Political history was made in Chicago Monday when Cook County's first Hispanic and first female state's attorney was sworn-in. 
Anita Alvarez said she believes her qualifications as a prosecutor are more important than her race or gender.

"Being a woman, being a Latina has certainly enhanced my candidacy along the way. But I think the most important thing is that the voters got a qualified person to do this job."

She said her top issue is to reduce gang violence.

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