If money talks in the race for state's attorney like it does in most other campaigns, expect to hear a triumphant roar from Democrat Anita Alvarez and a muffled shout for help from Republican Tony Peraica. Green Party candidate Thomas O'Brien might not utter a peep.
Alvarez, preparing to launch another television ad in the next couple of days, has collected more than six times as much as Peraica in campaign donations since last winter's primaries, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. Between February 5 and October 27, Alvarez raked in at least $1,225,142.35 in cash, in-kind contributions, and transfers from other political organizations. Peraica accepted about $193,813.