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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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  • Teen charged in crash that killed police dispatcher

    Teen charged in crash that killed police dispatcher
    A 16-year-old boy was charged this morning in connection with a fatal traffic crash that left a police dispatcher dead over the weekend. Marquis Harrison, of the 200 block of South Lotus Avenue, was charged as an adult with one count of first-degree...
  • Emanuel: Daley's security detail to be re-evaluated by summer's end

    Emanuel: Daley's security detail to be re-evaluated by summer's end
    Former Mayor Richard Daley’s temporary security detail will be evaluated again this summer to see if he still needs Chicago police officers assigned to him for his safety, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. The timetable on Daley’s detail...
  • Top regulator predicts Quinn will reject gambling bill

    The state’s top gambling regulator said today he would be “flabbergasted” if Gov. Pat Quinn signs off on a major expansion of gambling, saying the bill passed by lawmakers was a back-room deal cut on behalf of special interests....
  • Ospreys make a comeback in Cook County

    Ospreys make a comeback in Cook County
    Mom and Dad were not happy. Shrieking, circling, diving, they warned the man in the cherry picker to leave their chick, high up in the nest, alone. It was likely the first baby for these osprey parents, after all. But Chris Anchor, a wildlife biologist...
  • Ospreys near Chicago, violent storms, and reporting in the field

    Ospreys near Chicago, violent storms, and reporting in the field
    The Forest Preserve District of Cook County called at 5:40 a.m. Monday to tell me the osprey chick tagging was on for 7 a.m. in Orland Park. I got on the road just after sunrise. It was already an oppressively hot and humid day. It was a good story;...
  • Emanuel to send out layoff notices today

    Emanuel to send out layoff notices today
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he will send layoff notices to up to 625 city employees as he tries to close a hole in the budget he inherited. Custodians, call center operators at the city's water department and seasonal workers at the Department of...
  • 2 charged in Saturday Lakeview stabbing

    2 charged in Saturday Lakeview stabbing
    Two men were charged today in a stabbing in Lakeview early Saturday, police said. Demetrius Moore, 26, has been charged with felony aggravated battery and felony drug possession following the stabbing in the 900 block of West Belmont Avenue about 3:10 a....
  • Cook County issued 831 civil union licences in 1st month

    A total of 831 civil union licenses were issued in June in Cook County, the first month they were available under a new state law. "It's thrilling to see so many happy couples getting licenses and celebrating their relationships," said Cook County...
  • Legal Aid: Changing Lives one Case at a Time

    Legal Aid: Changing Lives one Case at a Time
    A recent report by the Chicago Bar Foundation found more than a million low income people in Cook County need legal services, and there are only 300 legal aid attorneys to help them. The Legal Aid Society was started in the late 1800's by famous...
  • Pre-prison high life

    Pre-prison high life
    Convicted of stealing millions from investors, a Winnetka man who declared himself so broke he was assigned a public lawyer is living on the 19th floor of a $2,600-a-month luxury resort and spa overlooking Florida's Gulf Coast. Steven Green, 52,...
  • 3rd teen charged in rape near theater

    3rd teen charged in rape near theater
    A third teen was charged as an adult in connection with the rape of a young Highland Park woman who became separated from friends last New Year's Eve outside a theater on Chicago’s Northwest Side, Cook County prosecutors said today. Prosecutors...
  • Little Village parents accused of child endangerment following baby's death

    Little Village parents accused of child endangerment following baby's death
    The parents of a 6-month-old Little Village neighborhood boy whose Tuesday death is being looked into by state child welfare authorities have been accused of endangering their other three children, who have since been placed in the custody of relatives,...