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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

Top Cook County Articles

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  • Kids sexually assaulted at psychiatric hospitals, reports say

    Two years after state authorities vowed to safeguard youths in psychiatric hospitals from sexual assault, the Tribune identified at least 18 cases of reported rape or sexual abuse at some of the Chicago area's most prominent facilities. Hospitals...
  • Sex-offending doctors left on honor system

    Sex-offending doctors left on honor system
    State regulators waited nearly six years after Timothy Johnson was convicted of battery of a teenage patient to place the chiropractor on professional probation. Johnson, who allegedly fondled the girl in his office, is now required to have a chaperone...
  • Autopsy finds infant died of child abuse

    Autopsy finds infant died of child abuse
    An autopsy today attributed the death of a 3-month-old Far South Side girl to blunt head trauma due to child abuse. Ianah Sherrod's father, Ivory Harmon, was charged with aggravated battery of a child. That charge remains and the case is still under...
  • Walsh ex-aide's lawyer says lawsuit settled

    Walsh ex-aide's lawyer says lawsuit settled
    WASHINGTON — A lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) by a former campaign manager who said he was owed $20,000 has been settled, said Sheldon Perl, a lawyer for the man who brought the case. The case was set for a status hearing Wednesday in...
  • Charges dropped against man accused of wounding 2 cops in shootout

    Charges dropped against man accused of wounding 2 cops in shootout
    Attempted murder charges were dropped Tuesday by Cook County prosecutors against a 27-year-old man charged last month with wounding two Chicago police officers in a shootout in a West Side alley. The charges fell through even through the two officers,...
  • Border patrol in Texas arrests Illinois man on warrant

    Border patrol in Texas arrests Illinois man on warrant
    A Mexican citizen wanted on a Cook County warrant for a sexual assault charge has been arrested when he tried to enter the United States in Laredo, Texas, officials said today. Gerardo Castro, 43, was arrested Tuesday after he was questioned when he...
  • Family: Slaying arrest answers some questions

    Family: Slaying arrest answers some questions
    For weeks, Maurice Hudson’s family had been wondering what happened to the 25-year-old  after he  disappeared from their lives. His father, Asa Hubbard, said Hudson had been acting strange, sometimes laughing to himself for no apparent reason....
  • South Side man gets 60 years for shooting officer in back

    South Side man gets 60 years for shooting officer in back
    A Cook County judge today sentenced a South Side man to the maximum of 60 years in prison for shooting a Chicago detective in the back during a chase more than four years ago. Judge Timothy Joyce handed down the sentence for Bobby Selvie, 27, who was...
  • Emanuel criticizes 'tax scheme'

    Emanuel criticizes 'tax scheme'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that Chicago businesses have designed a "tax scheme" to avoid paying their taxes. Reacting to a story published Sunday by the Chicago Tribune, he criticized how some companies are routing transactions through outlying...
  • 54-year-old West Side man fatally shot in alley by neighbor

    54-year-old West Side man fatally shot in alley by neighbor
    A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Monday afternoon, apparently by a neighbor, in an alley behind his West Side home, police said today, correcting an earlier report that the shooting was a drive-by. A suspect who turned himself into police later in...
  • Man convicted in slaying of U.of C. doctoral student

    Man convicted in slaying of U.of C. doctoral student
    A Cook County jury late Monday convicted a man in the slaying of a University of Chicago doctoral student in a botched robbery nearly four years ago. Demetrius Warren, 21, was found guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated discharge of...
  • Bartlett woman involved in insurance scam is no-show at court hearing

    Bartlett woman involved in insurance scam is no-show at court hearing
    A judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for aBartlett woman who had tried to collect on an insurance policy by claiming her husband was an FBI agent killed in the line of duty. Bridgette Buckner, 50, failed to appear at her sentencing hearing in...