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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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  • The top news stories of 2010

     
    From an unsolved murder to a shiny new grocery store, Arlington Heights had its fair share of big stories in 2010. Here are the highlights: …...
  • Court ruling likely next week in Rahm Emanuel ballot spot lawsuit

     
    Posted by John Chase at 1:32 p.m. A Cook County judge is expected to rule next week whether former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel will stay on the ballot for Chicago mayor. At a hearing today, Judge Mark......
  • Man suspected in numerous burglaries

     
    A 24-year-old Oak Forest man has been charged with burglarizing an Orland Park home earlier this year for cash and jewelry and is a suspect …...
  • Tax returns, CMB and the inconvenient news archives

     
    February 11, 1992: U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, who said he has made his tax returns since 1969 available, called on his Democratic primary opponents Monday to release more personal financial data. Chicago lawyer Albert Hofeld, who has placed his net......
  • Rahm's residency

     
    If you're hoping that Rahm Emanuel will not become the next mayor of Chicago, here's a suggestion: get out and persuade people not to vote for him. From the opinion issued today by Cook County Circuit Judge Mark Ballard, you......
  • County commissioner who got kidney from sister promotes organ donation

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 10:46 a.m. Six weeks after receiving a kidney from his sister, Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele today encouraged others to donate organs so people on waiting lists get a second shot at life. “I want......
  • Park board petitions challenged

     
    A former Park District of Oak Park board member is challenging the petitions of three candidates for the election, asking the Cook County Clerk’s office …...
  • Warrant arrests, stolen delivery, and more

     
    The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports on Jan. 4: Alcohol arrests A 53-year-old woman from the 900 block of Lyford Lane, Wheaton, …...
  • Emanuel residency case appealed

     
    Posted by John Chase at 8:22 p.m. A veteran election attorney seeking to have former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel removed from the ballot took his case Wednesday to the Illinois Appellate Court, just one day after a......
  • Day One of Obama 2.0: the William Daley era

     
    More evidence Democrat Obama is siddling toward the middle-of-the-road for 2012....
  • Quinn to "follow conscience" on death penalty ban

     
    Posted by Ray Long and John Byrne at 11:44 a.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today declined to say whether he will sign a bill abolishing the death penalty that lawmakers just sent him, saying only he would reflect and "follow my......
  • Woman dies after jumping from 80th Avenue overpass during evening commute

     
    The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of the woman, who jumped from the 80th Avenue overpass Wednesday evening, a suicide following …...