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Cook County

Cook County
Cook County is the biggest county in the state of Illinois and includes Chicago and many of the surrounding suburbs in the northeast corner of the state. According to the U.S. Census, the county covered about 945 square miles and its population was 5,288,655 in 2006. The county was named after Daniel Pope Cook, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1800s. Toni Preckwinkle is the Cook County Board President.
Cook County is the biggest county in the state of Illinois and includes Chicago and many of the surrounding suburbs in the northeast corner of the state. According to the U.S. Census, the county covered about 945 square miles and its population was 5,288,655 in 2006. The county was named after Daniel Pope Cook, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1800s. Toni Preckwinkle is the Cook County Board President. « Show less

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  • Owe taxes but your bank account is empty?

    Owe taxes but your bank account is empty?
    So the tax deadline is here and you don't have the money to pay the bill.
  • Restaurant review: You can feel the love at Nora's Kabob

    Restaurant review: You can feel the love at Nora's Kabob
    There's a lot of love at Nora's Kabob. Brothers Sevi and Raymond Sinanian, who opened the Ellicott City restaurant last month, are quick to profess their affection for the flavors of their youth, including the almighty pomegranate, and for their mother,...

    Mt. Washington Tavern expects to re-open by mid-fall; cause of fire is 'not fully ascertainable'

    Mt. Washington Tavern expects to re-open by mid-fall; cause of fire is 'not fully ascertainable'
    Mt. Washington Tavern, which was gutted by a two-alarm fire late last year, expects to re-open mid-fall, co-owner Rob Frisch said this week. Meanwhile, the Baltimore City Fire Department has listed the cause of the fire as "not fully ascertainable."...

    Wine Find: 2010 Wrongo Dongo Monastrell

    Wine Find: 2010 Wrongo Dongo Monastrell
    From: Jumilla, Spain Price: $12 Serve with: Grilled meats, pasta You can't go wrong with this full-bodied wine from Bodegas Juan Gill if you're looking for a hearty, flavorful red wine at a good price. It's a rustic Spanish wine with notes of...

    Shoes? Furs? Gift cards? Sheila Dixon ready to be roasted

    Shoes? Furs? Gift cards? Sheila Dixon ready to be roasted
    The purloined gift cards. The fur coats. The bicycling tours of the city with staffers.  And, of course, the famous shoe incident. Former mayor Sheila Dixon's tenure in City Hall is ripe with material for comedians.  On Thursday, seven comics and local...