This election, we are being offered a choice between a couple of professional pols, one a thoroughly entrenched machine Democrat, and a professional prosecutor, for the office of Cook County State's Attorney.
Citizens are often baffled as to how the same passels of crooks and parasites retain their posts through numerous election cycles, and maybe it's because the voters don't know the alternatives. We are hearing about only one well-known candidate,and one little-known opponent, with the third, and most qualified contender hardly being mentioned: Anita Alvarez, the Chief Deputy of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
Ms. Alvarez became prominent as the state's attorney who successfully prosecuted Patrick Sykes, the attacker of 9-year-old "Girl X", leaving her paralyzed, blind, and without speech. Ms. Alvarez won a prison term of 120 years for Sykes. She has prosecuted hundreds of felony cases during her 20-year career, and has steadily climbed in rank and responsibility while garnering wide recognition and admiration for her work in prosecuting Cook County's most vile crimes.
Let's elect a professional prosecutor, instead of a professional pol and career back-scratcher. Anita Alvarez stands on her impressive record and credentials, while her opposition stands on his credentials as a cog in the local Democratic machine.