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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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  • April 17: Focus on Family - Father and Son Outings

    April 17: Focus on Family - Father and Son Outings
    Kidwinks Father and Son Outings First Division Museum at Cantigny Park Cantigny Park was the home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, former editor and publisher of The Chicago Tribune. Now it houses the McCormick Museum, beautiful gardens, the First...
  • April 18: Style Files - Chris Grundy

    April 18: Style Files - Chris Grundy
    Chris Grundy The tools on today's show: Porter Cable Close Quarter Drill 18V Drill designed for close quarters and vertical use Has 2 settings: high & low torque Use with Lithium-Ion or NiCad Battery Compact head size Bostitch - 25' Tape Measure...
  • Ousted Secret Service Agent Posted Pics of Sarah Palin on Facebook

    Ousted Secret Service Agent Posted Pics of Sarah Palin on Facebook
    WASHINGTON -- As officials warn of more Secret Service resignations as soon as Friday stemming from a prostitute scandal in Colombia, one of the former agents allegedly involved joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate...
  • 4.5-mile conveyor would carry stone to Carroll cement plant

    4.5-mile conveyor would carry stone to Carroll cement plant
    For nearly a century, Carroll County's smallest town has supplied stone to the massive Lehigh Cement Co. plant that employs many in the community. But the company finds itself at a crossroads — with the quarry nearly depleted, it is eyeing a new...
  • Sallie P. Mink, registered nurse

    Sallie P. Mink, registered nurse
    Sallie P. Mink, a registered nurse who for 20 years had been educational director for depression and related affective disorders at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Saturday of brain cancer at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The one-time Ruxton resident who...
  • Couple, Baby Girl Killed in Crash on 710 Freeway

    Couple, Baby Girl Killed in Crash on 710 Freeway
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- A baby girl, her father and a woman were killed in a crash on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach late Monday night. Firefighters arrived at the scene, just south of Long Beach Boulevard, shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. According...
  • Restaurant review: You can feel the love at Nora's Kabob

    Restaurant review: You can feel the love at Nora's Kabob
    There's a lot of love at Nora's Kabob. Brothers Sevi and Raymond Sinanian, who opened the Ellicott City restaurant last month, are quick to profess their affection for the flavors of their youth, including the almighty pomegranate, and for their mother,...
  • Warren Buffett Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

    Warren Buffett Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
    NEW YORK -- Iconic investor Warren Buffett announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer in a letter to shareholders of his firm Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett, 81, said his "condition is not remotely life-threatening or even...
  • Security Guard Arrested in Theft of Tom Petty's Guitars

    Security Guard Arrested in Theft of Tom Petty's Guitars
    CULVER CITY, Calif. (KTLA) -- A security guard has been arrested in connection with the theft of five vintage guitars belonging to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Police say 51-year old Daryl Emmette Washington stole the guitars from a sound stage in...
  • Moms are building mini-empires online

    Moms are building mini-empires online
    I recently sat in awe in a room full of women — most of them moms — who are powerful influencers reaching giant audiences. They are doing that through a variety of social media platforms and creating small media empires — from their...
  • Aren't politicians marvelous?

    Aren't politicians marvelous?
    Just when we thought nothing, positively nothing, could get us interested in the particulars of Rep. Paul Ryan's budgeting process, President Obama goes and picks a language fight. "(Mitt Romney) said that he's 'very supportive' of this new budget, and...
  • Two die, one injured in shootings Monday night

    Within a little more than two hours Monday night, Baltimore police were dealing with two homicides and a third incident that left a victim hospitalized with gunshot wounds. At 9:11 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Aisquith St., near East...