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Chicago Area's Top Prosecutor Under Scrutiny Before Primary

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The Chicago area's top prosecutor is on the defensive ahead of the March 15th primaries. 

    

Anita Alvarez faced questions long before she came under scrutiny for delaying charges against a white police officer in a black teen's death.

Critics say Alvarez resisted to overturning wrongful convictions in a county with a troubled history.

Others say she was behind in finding alternative ways of prosecuting and sentencing low-level offenders as jails remained crowded.

Two Democratic primary challengers seized on those themes as Alvarez now fights for a third term as Cook County state's attorney.