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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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  • Bail denied for 2 men in 2009 double slaying

    Bail denied for 2 men in 2009 double slaying
    A Cook County judge denied bail Saturday for two men charged in a 2009 drive-by shooting that killed two other men on Chicago’s South Side. Barron C. Brown, 23, and Jamie Monden, 27, were allegedly driving around looking for rival gang members to...
  • Mom ordered held on $1M bail in death of infant daughter

    Mom ordered held on $1M bail in death of infant daughter
    A 20-year-old South Side woman was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail this morning, accused in the shaking death of her 2-month-old daughter. Starkenya Banks, of the 7100 block of South Yates Boulevard, faces first-degree murder charges. Her...
  • Man dies after being shot on the street near Washington Park

    Man dies after being shot on the street near Washington Park
    A 21-year-old man died this evening after he was shot near Washington Park, officials said. Killed was Carl Spencer, 21, of the 8300 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The shooting happened at...
  • Officials: Westmont woman's death caused by West Nile Virus

    Officials: Westmont woman's death caused by West Nile Virus
    The death of a woman in her 70s from Westmont was due to West Nile Virus, the DuPage County Health Department said today in a news release. In addition to the DuPage County case, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 10 human cases of...
  • Man critically injured in Park Manor shooting

    Man critically injured in Park Manor shooting
    A man was critically injured after being shot in the face in the Park Manor neighorhood, police said. The shooting occurred at about 2:38 p.m. on the 6700 block of South Cottage Grove, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Darryle Baety. The man...
  • Prosecutors: Man captured on video giving stolen laptop to girlfriend

    Prosecutors: Man captured on video giving stolen laptop to girlfriend
    A security software program on a stolen laptop computer captured a man giving the computer to his girlfriend as a gift after he allegedly stole it from a college dorm room in April, officials said today. Christopher Hardrick, 22, was ordered held on $75,...
  • Family shattered after raid, home loss

    Family shattered after raid, home loss
    The Harris family's life began to unravel around dawn on the last day of August. R.J. Harris, who is 77, was in bed when a noise jolted him awake. Bam. What was that? Bam. It sounded like an explosion. Bam. The front door swung open and officers in...
  • Man fatally shot in Chicago Heights

    Man fatally shot in Chicago Heights
    A Chicago Heights man died after being shot four blocks from his home early Saturday morning, officials said. Keithen Rice, 20, of the 1200 block of Center Avenue, was was shot near the intersection of 15th Street and Shields Avenue, a spokesman for the...
  • Country Club Hills man shot, killed in Chatham neighborhood

    Country Club Hills man shot, killed in Chatham neighborhood
    A 43-year-old south suburban man was found dead in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood after being shot multiple times, according to authorities. A spokesman for the Cook County medical examine's office said Darryl McWilliams, of the 17900 block of Edwards...
  • Elderly woman suspected of jumping from Lincoln Park high-rise

    Elderly woman suspected of jumping from Lincoln Park high-rise
    An autopsy is scheduled for today for an elderly woman who police believe jumped from her 14th floor apartment at her Lincoln Park high-rise over the weekend. The woman, believed to be about 77, was found on the sidewalk outside of her building in the...
  • Top union leader steps down after pension revelations

    Top union leader steps down after pension revelations
    The head of one of the largest labor unions in Chicago resigned Monday in the wake of reports that he had been receiving a six-figure city pension while participating in a second pension plan from his local union, in violation of state law. Tim Foley,...
  • $11M in savings seen by pooling city-county services

    $11M in savings seen by pooling city-county services
    Chicago and Cook County could save $11 million next year by working together to deliver services, according to a report released today. After several months, a seven-member city-county panel concluded that making a substantial financial impact will...