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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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  • Slots at race track debated

     
    A proposal to allow as many as 1,200 slots at Arlington Park debated at a citizens forum this week exposed the schism typically associated with …...
  • Claypool accuses Berrios of giving tax breaks to clients of campaign donors

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:04 p.m. Cook County assessor candidate Forrest Claypool on Wednesday accused Democratic opponent Joe Berrios of engineering a record number of property tax breaks this year for clients of tax appeal lawyers who donated heavily.....
  • Chicagoan President Obama votes early, but only once

     
    Ah, but how many times will his ballot be counted back home in Cook County?...
  • Quinn, Brady tout endorsements, bash each other in TV ads

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia and David Heinzmann at 9:15 p.m. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bill Brady today touted endorsements and aired new attack ads against each other six days before the election. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez......
  • Illinois Democrats botch absentee early voting push

     
    Posted by Joseph Ryan at 7:03 p.m. Already facing tough campaigns up and down Tuesday’s ballot, Democrats botched an early voting effort in the Chicago area. Illinois Democratic Party workers started mailing applications for absentee ballots to...
  • Schools fail to push students on state tests

     
    By Diane Rado, Chicago Tribune Thousands of Illinois schools are like mediocre students: Most of their pupils are passing — but not distinguishing themselves — …...
  • Quinn predicts victory in governor race

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia, Rick Pearson, David Heinzmann, Kristen Mack and David Kidwell at 6:30 p.m.; updated at 1:02 a.m. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn predicted victory early Wednesday as he clung to a narrow lead in the contest for governor,......
  • Illinois voter turnout expected to be about 50 percent

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia at 2:05 p.m. Voter turnout is expected to hover around 50 percent statewide, the state's top elections official said today. Dan White, executive director of the Illinois State Board of Elections, described that level of turnout......
  • Republicans complain about absentee ballots in Cook, Chicago

     
    Posted by Bill Ruthhart, David Kidwell and David Heinzmann at 9:22 p.m. As expected, not all absentee ballots will be counted tonight in Chicago and Cook County--but Republicans expecting a close fight for governor were complaining about it just the......
  • Cunningham leads in 35th District house race

     
    Democrat Bill Cunningham was leading Republican Barbara Bellar with 58.3 percent of the vote and 97 percent of precincts reporting. “The voters have sent a …...
  • DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett named to Illinois Appellate Court

     
    The seat he will be taking was held by former Cook County State's Attorney Jack O'Malley....
  • Ballots not adding up for Brady; Republicans grim

     
    UPDATED at 4:38 p.m. by Rick Pearson, David Kidwell, John Chase and Jeff Coen Leading Republicans this afternoon are privately expressing doubts that Bill Brady can overcome Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's narrow lead following Tuesday's election, and a...