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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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  • Teen charged in crash that killed police dispatcher

    Teen charged in crash that killed police dispatcher
    A 16-year-old boy was charged this morning in connection with a fatal traffic crash that left a police dispatcher dead over the weekend. Marquis Harrison, of the 200 block of South Lotus Avenue, was charged as an adult with one count of first-degree...
  • Top regulator predicts Quinn will reject gambling bill

    The state’s top gambling regulator said today he would be “flabbergasted” if Gov. Pat Quinn signs off on a major expansion of gambling, saying the bill passed by lawmakers was a back-room deal cut on behalf of special interests....
  • Ospreys near Chicago, violent storms, and reporting in the field

    Ospreys near Chicago, violent storms, and reporting in the field
    The Forest Preserve District of Cook County called at 5:40 a.m. Monday to tell me the osprey chick tagging was on for 7 a.m. in Orland Park. I got on the road just after sunrise. It was already an oppressively hot and humid day. It was a good story;...
  • 2 charged in Saturday Lakeview stabbing

    2 charged in Saturday Lakeview stabbing
    Two men were charged today in a stabbing in Lakeview early Saturday, police said. Demetrius Moore, 26, has been charged with felony aggravated battery and felony drug possession following the stabbing in the 900 block of West Belmont Avenue about 3:10 a....
  • Cook County issued 831 civil union licences in 1st month

    A total of 831 civil union licenses were issued in June in Cook County, the first month they were available under a new state law. "It's thrilling to see so many happy couples getting licenses and celebrating their relationships," said Cook County...
  • Legal Aid: Changing Lives one Case at a Time

    Legal Aid: Changing Lives one Case at a Time
    A recent report by the Chicago Bar Foundation found more than a million low income people in Cook County need legal services, and there are only 300 legal aid attorneys to help them. The Legal Aid Society was started in the late 1800's by famous...
  • Man deported from London held in West Side slaying

    A Chicago man who left the country after he had been arrested but released in connection with an October 2010 homicide now has been charged with the possible race-related slaying following his deportation from England, police said Friday night. Maurice...
  • 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....
  • Charges filed against man shot by police

    A 20-year-old South Side man shot and wounded by Chicago police over the weekend was charged with misdemeanors related to the incident. Police said the suspect, Brandon Burns, pointed a fake gun at patrolling Grand Crossing District tactical unit...
  • Man fatally beaten in Budlong Woods neighborhood

    An 18-year-old man appeared to have been beaten to death by a group of males in the Budlong Woods neighborhood on the Northwest Side, authorities said today. The attack occurred around 7:45 p.m. Sunday on the 2500 block of West Balmoral Avenue, according...
  • Man pleads guilty in CTA electrocution death

    The day after two co-defendants were convicted by separate juries, a Near West Side man pleaded guilty to his role in a fight on a CTA Red Line platform that led to the electrocution death of a Chicago man. A Cook County judge sentenced Martell Johnson,...
  • Man found stabbed to death in Little Village

    A 45-year-old man was found dead with apparent stab wounds this morning in the city’s Little Village neighborhood, Chicago police said. Killed was Jose Rodriguez, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The victim’s...