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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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  • Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz outs himself as an alcoholic

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 5:53 p.m. A longtime Chicago alderman has taken the unusual step of outing himself as an alcoholic just six months before he stands for re-election. Ald. Ricardo Munoz, who expects to face a challenge in......
  • Daley calls Rostenkowski the 'nation's congressman' at funeral

     
    The casket of former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski is brought into St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. (Nancy Stone/Tribune) Posted by Tribune staff at 4 a.m.; last updated at 11:58 a.m. Chicago's political class is gathered at a North Side church this......
  • Early-release programs in Illinois, another perspective

     
    Attorney Malcolm C. Young, director of the Program for Prison Reentry Strategies at Northwestern University School of Law Bluhm Legal Clinic has issued a response to the report on early prison-release programs issued earlier this month by former Judge...
  • Daley faces aldermen for first time since big announcement

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick, John Byrne and John Chase at 8:10 a.m.; last updated at 12:27 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley today presides over his first City Council meeting since stunning Chicago with his announcement that he won't seek re-election. Aldermen......
  • County Board approves ethics reforms

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 7:02 p.m. Just as political campaigns are gaining steam in the run-up to the November election, Cook County Board commissioners signed off Monday on a host of reform and ethics regulations, including some that languished......
  • Backpack stolen from sleeping commuter, and more

     
    The following items were taken from Oak Park police records July 25....
  • Unions recommendations to Mayor Emanuel, plain text version

     
    Plain text version of the union report to the city on efficiency (highlights mine): INTRODUCTION Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades Council (CCBT), and their affiliate...
  • Free Job Fair Sponsored by Illinois workNet

     
    Illinois workNet is pleased to announce a free job fair for the Northern Cook County area. Job seekers and employers are encouraged to attend on …...
  • Cops: Pink umbrella leads to burglary arrest

     
    Oak Park police said a key piece of evidence helped them link a burglary to the eventual suspect — a pink umbrella. Police said a …...
  • Group offers loans for cars for people in need of work

     
    On Tuesday, Ways to Work announced the launch of four new offices in the Chicago area that will offer low-interest automobile loans to working parents …...
  • Winnetka and Northfield seeking disaster relief funds

     
    Winnetka and Northfield are polling their residents to help authorities determine if state or federal disaster reimbursements will be available to property owners as a …...
  • A win for Transgender rights in Illinois… but more needed

     
    Last week, a Cook County Circuit Judge ordered that three transgender people be granted new birth certificates reflecting their correct gender marker by the Division of Vital Records of the Illinois Department of Public Health following a lawsuit from the...