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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: Connected to Chicago (mp3) (WLS-AM) Host Bill Cameron with Lynn Sweet of the Sun Times, Ray Long and Eric......
  • 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......
  • Polish, Italian knickers in a twist over proposed elimination of school holidays for Pulaski, Columbus

     
    The Sun-Times reports that Polish and Italian civic leaders intend to fight the proposal to eliminate school holidays on Columbus Day and Pulaski Day. I'll look at Columbus Day in another post (if you just can't wait, here is site......
  • Eavesdropping roundup [UPDATED!]

     
    By Megan Crepeau Let's talk eavesdropping. Well, not eavesdropping exactly - the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which bans any recording of public conversations or public officials. A Cook County judge is expected to rule on its constitutionality today, so...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Me on Rod B: The early years

     
    Several commenters and critics have sniffed that they recall I was quite enthusiastic about Blagojevich early on. Not so. A review of the archives from his election through the end of 2003 finds mostly offhand references, little praise and such......
  • 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...
  • Truth is, faith in polygraphs led to false imprisonment

     
    Wednesday morning last week, Terrill Swift, 33, (right) was home with his mother in suburban Woodridge when he saw his parole officer coming up the walk. The officer — they're technically called "mandatory supervised release agents" since Illinois has...
  • 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?...