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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

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  • 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...
  • Kale takes the spotlight as foodies hail its health benefits

    Kale takes the spotlight as foodies hail its health benefits
    After years of being relegated through the purgatory of forgotten foods, kale has found itself in the spotlight for the first time in decades and is ready to prove it belongs there permanently. A crop of the ancients, kale has been cultivated for over 2,...
  • 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...
  • Helicopters can save lives during emergencies

    Helicopters can save lives during emergencies
    Severely injured patients are more likely to survive if they are transported to a hospital by helicopter than by ambulance, new Johns Hopkins research has found. The use of  helicopters has been scrutinized because they may crash and end up killing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anne Arundel Co. budget plan includes tax increase

    Anne Arundel Co. budget plan includes tax increase
    Anne Arundel County residents would see their property taxes increase under the $1.2 billion budget proposed Monday by County Executive John R. Leopold, but that would be partially offset by a drop in trash pickup frequency and fees. County workers,...
  • Drivers find delays on JFX, other routes as repairs begin

    Drivers find delays on JFX, other routes as repairs begin
    Motorists making their way downtown Monday through either a narrowed Jones Falls Expressway or crowded city streets may have felt a pang of envy as they watched walkers and cyclists easily outpacing them. Reports varied on Monday's morning commute &#...
  • Looking back at the 2008 Ravens draft class

    Looking back at the 2008 Ravens draft class
    The Ravens are the only team to have made the playoffs in each of the past four seasons. That’s a credit to G.M. Ozzie Newsome, who has given coach John Harbaugh enough talent to mold this team into a contender. As we close in on the 2012 NFL...
  • Unusual weather worsened Chesapeake Bay's health

    Unusual weather worsened Chesapeake Bay's health
    Heavy spring rains, a hot summer and two major storms caused the Chesapeake Bay's overall health to worsen last year, scientists said Tuesday, though there apparently was a slight improvement in the Baltimore area's Patapsco and Back rivers, long...