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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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  • Day trips: Welcome Discovery, celebrate Earth Day

    Day trips: Welcome Discovery, celebrate Earth Day
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  • Life expectancy low, but growing in city

    Women in large swaths of America are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and...

    Vegging out: Get kids and teens to eat more plants

    Vegging out: Get kids and teens to eat more plants
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a post on nutrition topics for The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Faith Hicks weighs in on encouraging kids to eat...

    Concert news: Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Wye Oak, Zac Brown Band, High Zero concert

    Concert news: Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Wye Oak, Zac Brown Band, High Zero concert
    For some people, the concert news of the day has already run, and no one's gonna top it. They'll read these names below and say, Are any of these guys VAN HALEN??? Do they wear shiny leather pants and vaguely Middle Eastern scarves and a pinstripe vest...

    City schools with federal turnaround grants have mixed results

    City schools with federal turnaround grants have mixed results
    Once students hurled computers out the windows at Calverton Middle School, but today they are learning on state-of-the-art technology that has flooded into the West Baltimore school. Once teachers couldn't wait to transfer out of a place where students...