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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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  • Baltimore Grand Prix group in turmoil

    Baltimore Grand Prix group in turmoil
    IndyCar executives met with Baltimore officials Monday to discuss the future of the company planning the city's Grand Prix — and whether the leader of the group should depart. Downforce Racing LLC, which took over the troubled event earlier this...
  • Top Chef alumni news: Jill Snyder joins Clementine as executive chef

    Top Chef alumni news: Jill Snyder joins Clementine as executive chef
    Season 5 "Top Chef" contestant Jill Snyder has a new gig. Snyder has left her chef de cuisine position at Woodberry Kitchen for Clementine. This is Snyder's first executive chef position since leaving Red Maple, shortly after her fleeting November 2008...
  • NFL schedule will be released tonight

    NFL schedule will be released tonight
    The Ravens know their opponents for the 2012 season, but they don't know when they'll play them. That will change tonight. The NFL will release its schedule for the 2012 season tonight at 7 live on NFL Network and at NFL.com. Keep checking at...
  • As tax deadline looms, last-minute filers finally buckle down

    As tax deadline looms, last-minute filers finally buckle down
    On deadline day at Liberty Tax Service on Harford Road, a young woman in a green Statue of Liberty costume stood out front waving frantically at passing cars. But on Tuesday morning, you'd never know a deadline was looming from the relative calm inside...
  • Anne Arundel Council votes 'no confidence' in Teare

    Anne Arundel Council votes 'no confidence' in Teare
    Anne Arundel County Council members voted 4-3 Monday night to adopt a resolution expressing no confidence in Police Chief Col. James E. Teare Sr., the latest example of increasing pressure on the chief in the aftermath of the indictment of County...
  • Maritime Industries, Southside Academy pay tribute to Negro leagues

    Maritime Industries, Southside Academy pay tribute to Negro leagues
    On a warm, sunny afternoon at the Maritime Industries Academy baseball field, posters honoring members of the Negro leagues hung on the outfield fence and dust swirled under the banner honoring Jackie Robinson at home plate. Members of the Maritime and...
  • Showalter supports Gregg after rough outing

    Showalter supports Gregg after rough outing
    A day after Orioles reliever Kevin Gregg's abysmal relief appearance in Sunday's 9-2 loss at Toronto — an outing in which the right-hander went through seven batters to get one out with two down in the sixth inning, allowing five runs to score &#...
  • Tuesday forecast: 70s and sunny

    Tuesday forecast: 70s and sunny
    A cool-down from Monday's heat was expected overnight, with highs in the low 70s and sunny skies Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could be gusty at times, at 10-15 mph and with gusts up to 25 mph. A small craft advisory is in...
  • City police investigate three shootings Monday evening

    Over the span of two hours late Monday, Baltimore police investigated three shootings, according to the department's Twitter account: •Police reported about 9:30 p.m. that a male was shot at the intersection of East Preston and North Aisquith...
  • 3-alarm fire damages Glen Burnie apartment complex

    Firefighters responded to a three-alarm blaze at a Glen Burnie apartment complex early Tuesday, according to the Anne Arundel County fire department. No injuries were reported. Units were called to the three-story building in the Villages at Marley...
  • 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...
  • Alfred J. Lipin, politician

    Alfred J. Lipin, politician
    Alfred J. Lipin, a former Anne Arundel County hardware store owner turned Democratic politician who served in both the House of Delegates and state Senate, died Friday of a heart attack at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa. The lifelong Glen Burnie...