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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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  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Tina Sfondeles, Chicago Sun-Times; Mike...
  • Santa Clara County to stop honoring immigration detainers for low-level offenders

     
    Santa Clara County on Tuesday voted to stop holding some suspected illegal immigrants in jail for an extra period of time so that federal immigration authorities can pick them up....
  • Cook County v. Downstate -- shot fired!

     
    Pre-holiday silliness today in the General Assembly from Republican Reps Bill Mitchell and Adam Brown of Decatur: HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 52 WHEREAS, The State of Illinois is functional to the extent that its people agree on politics, society, and...
  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Cynic, optimist examine Alvarez' new 'philosophy'

     
    What prompted Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to announce Thursday a "change in philosophy" and the formation of a special unit in her office to review claims of wrongful convictions? The cynic wonders what took so long. Alvarez has......
  • Chi Mag snubs Quinn and Cullerton! For real?

     
    I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......
  • Illinois 101

     
    By Megan Crepeau New York Times blogger Nate Silver gives the rest of the country a primer on Illinois electoral politics ahead of Tuesday's primary (in which, go figure, we might actually matter). I'll let commenters debate the overall gist......
  • Residency should be an unmentionable issue

     
    The poet Robert Frost famously defined home as “the place where, when you have to go there. They have to take you in.” Gov. Pat Quinn suggested another definition Wednesday during a post-debate news conference when reporters pressed him on......
  • Chicagoan President Obama votes early, but only once

     
    Ah, but how many times will his ballot be counted back home in Cook County?...
  • DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett named to Illinois Appellate Court

     
    The seat he will be taking was held by former Cook County State's Attorney Jack O'Malley....
  • Internet sales-tax dodge darkens the future of bricks-and-mortar businesses

     
    "It's trickle-down bad," says suburban lighting gallery owner Glen Kaplan, describing the 15 to 20 percent drop in his business that he attributes to the increasing numbers of consumers who avoid paying sales taxes by shopping online. "The village loses.....
  • Should Brady backers blame big city folks for his loss?

     
    From Don’t blame Chicago for Bill Brady’s defeat, an open letter to disgruntled downstaters by attorney Doug Ibendahl, former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party: You want a state free of Chicago and Cook County? Guess what, it already......