• Anita Alvarez

Anita Alvarez doesn’t have to campaign for reelection. The Cook County state’s attorney doesn’t have an opponent in the March 20 Democratic primary, and so far neither the Republicans nor the Greens have slated anyone for the fall.

“I’d like to think it’s because I’m doing the best job I can,” Alvarez says.

She doesn’t mention that she’s infuriated a number of elected officials, journalists, and other citizens in her first term. Their chief complaint is that she’s done little to investigate police abuse and wrongful convictions—and, worse, has gone after those who have.