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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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  • Judge rules Northwestern students must turn over emails in murder case

     
    A Cook County judge today ordered that more than 500 emails between former Northwestern University journalism professor David Protess and his students detailing their efforts …...
  • Judge tells Rep. Walsh he must prove he paid $100,000 in child support

     
    A Cook County judge ruled today that U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh must now prove that he made nearly $100,000 in past child support payments to …...
  • Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald to retire next month

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 6:23 p.m.; updated at 6:38 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald told his colleagues today that he will resign next month and not run for retention to the bench as planned,......
  • Kilbride to be new Illinois Supreme Court chief justice

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 3:55 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride, who is up for retention this fall, will become the new chief justice next month. Kilbride was elected 10 years ago as a Democrat in......
  • ICC Chairman Manny Flores leaning toward Chicago mayoral bid

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:20 p.m.; updated at 5:10 p.m. Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman Manuel Flores said today that he’s leaning toward making a run for mayor. The former 1st Ward alderman appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to head......
  • U.S. Rep. Davis exploring mayoral bid

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 4:15 p.m. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis today said he's ready to gather signatures for a potential run for Chicago mayor.“I am considering running for mayor,” Davis said in an interview. “I ordered petitions on Friday,......
  • 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...
  • One week left to register to vote for Nov. 2 election

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 12:08 p.m. Only one week remains for people to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election, which includes statewide races for U.S. Senate and governor, along with a host of legislative and county......
  • 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......
  • Obama makes second visit for Giannoulias in Senate fight

     
    UPDATE by Jeff Coen and Rick Pearson at 8:39 with Obama, Giannoulias comments President Barack Obama dropped into his hometown for a few hours tonight to energize Democrats behind Alexi Giannoulias and fight off Republicans looking for a highly symbolic.....
  • Sources: Flores to endorse Chico for Chicago mayor

     
    Posted by John Chase at 8:47 p.m. Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman Manuel Flores will not be running for mayor and instead will endorse former Chicago School Board President Gery Chico, sources said today. Chico's campaign has scheduled a press...
  • Early voting begins today in Illinois

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 7 a.m. Early voting begins today in Illinois, but not all locations are open because the Columbus Day holiday means some government offices are closed. Voters can cast a ballot in person, without an excuse,......