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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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  • Feds waffling on going statewide in Connecticut with controversial immigrant deportation program

    Feds waffling on going statewide in Connecticut with controversial immigrant deportation program
    Federal immigration agents quietly told Connecticut officials back in September to get ready to go statewide with a fiercely criticized enforcement program called “Secure Communities,” which is now operating only in Fairfield County....
  • Man gets 25 years in slaying of pregnant woman run down by car in Avondale neighborhood

    Man gets 25 years in slaying of pregnant woman run down by car in Avondale neighborhood
    A man who pleaded guilty today to killing a 20-year-old pregnant woman in the Avondale neighborhood last year by running her over with his car will serve 25 years in prison, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office announced. Roberto...
  • Man shot to death on Far South Side

    Man shot to death on Far South Side
    A man died after being shot several times on the street in the Morgan Park neighborhood this evening, police said. The man, 21, was in the 11100 block of South Throop Street about 6:50 p.m. when he was shot in the head, chest and groin, said Chicago...
  • Prison inmate captured in portable toilet after escaping from moving van in Lockport

    Prison inmate captured in portable toilet after escaping from moving van in Lockport
    A prison inmate who escaped from a moving van near Lockport while in transit from a court appearance was captured six hours later south of Joliet after police dogs caught his scent in a yard storing portable toilets and a helicopter crew using infrared...
  • Motorist charged after elderly woman killed in Albany Park hit-and-run

    Motorist charged after elderly woman killed in Albany Park hit-and-run
    Charges have been filed against a motorist who allegedly struck and killed an elderly woman crossing the street on the Northwest Side Saturday. Jose Cornejo-Flores, 51, of the 3600 block of North Francisco Avenue, was charged with leaving the scene of...
  • 4 hurt in Dan Ryan accident

    4 hurt in Dan Ryan accident
    Four people were hospitalized following a one-car accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway early this morning on the South Side. At 1:04 a.m., a single vehicle crashed on the northbound Ryan near 76th Street and veered onto an embankment, according to...
  • Prosecutors: Buffalo Grove pizzeria cover for drug operation

    Prosecutors: Buffalo Grove pizzeria cover for drug operation
    An Arlington Heights couple who owns a pizzeria allegedly used the business to cover up their role in a drug trafficking operation to bring heroin from  Mexico to the Chicago area, officials said today. Maria Garza, 37, and Carmelo Rios, 35, along with...
  • First Illinois governor to do time was known as 'Mr. Clean'

    First Illinois governor to do time was known as 'Mr. Clean'
    A former Illinois governor was sentenced to prison last week. That's about a once-a-decade event here since the 1970s. Flashback readers know that Illinois' culture of corruption began long before that, notably with Gov. Len Small in the 1920s, but the...
  • Man killed, another injured in Albany Park shooting

    Man killed, another injured in Albany Park shooting
    A man was killed and another person injured in a shooting early this morning in the city's Albany Park neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened shortly after 5 a.m. on the 4000 block of North Kimball Avenue on the Northwest Side, said Chicago...
  • Man dies in Chatham neighborhood apartment fire

    Man dies in Chatham neighborhood apartment fire
    A 52-year-old man was killed late Sunday night in an apartment fire in the city's Chatham neighborhood from which several other people were rescued, authorities said. The fire in the 200 block of East 83rd Street was called in at about 9:40 p.m.,...
  • 1 killed, 1 wounded in West Garfield Park neighborhood

    1 killed, 1 wounded in West Garfield Park neighborhood
    One teen was killed and an older man wounded by a pair of gunmen as the victims were walking in a larger group on the city's West Side, authorities said this morning. The shooting happened at about 9:50 p.m. Monday in the 4200 block of West Jackson...
  • Cops: Lone gunman shoots 2 teens, killing 1

    Cops: Lone gunman shoots 2 teens, killing 1
    One teenager was killed and another seriously wounded in a Monday night shooting in the Albany Park neighborhood in which one of the bullets went through the window of a nearby restaurant. Killed was Leon Deakyne, 17, of the 4500 block of North Whipple...