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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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  • U-46 seeks 2nd bite at funding change

     
    School District U-46 is hoping for a second chance on legislation that would give it a bigger share of state tax dollars. The district has …...
  • Village forcibly annexes residential lot to prevent commercial development

     
    Orland Park officials forcibly annexed a 2.8-acre residential lot into the village Monday, saying the action enables them to prevent unwanted development at 13450 LaGrange …...
  • Internet sales-tax dodge darkens the future of bricks-and-mortar businesses

     
    "It's trickle-down bad," says suburban lighting gallery owner Glen Kaplan, describing the 15 to 20 percent drop in his business that he attributes to the increasing numbers of consumers who avoid paying sales taxes by shopping online. "The village loses.....
  • Southland Chamber speaker breaks down governor’s race

     
    The political junkies of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce got an extra helping of election breakdown when media consultant Thom Serafin shared his thoughts on …...
  • Should Brady backers blame big city folks for his loss?

     
    From Don’t blame Chicago for Bill Brady’s defeat, an open letter to disgruntled downstaters by attorney Doug Ibendahl, former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party: You want a state free of Chicago and Cook County? Guess what, it already......
  • UPDATE: Former Village President James Smirles dies

     
    Longtime Glenview Village President James Smirles died Friday morning at age 80, apparently of a heart attack. “I think what Jim was, was a fixture …...
  • Candidates line up to fill Cronin’s Senate seat

     
    The election of Dan Cronin as DuPage County Board Chairman not only elevated the Elmhurst Republican to the highest countywide elected office, it also set …...
  • Moms needed for new study

     
    Researchers are looking for Schaumburg women to participate in a long-term study examining children's health and development –  beginning before they’re even born. The National …...
  • Quinn 'elated' about election results, looking ahead to new term

     
    LAST UPDATED by Ray Long and Monique Garcia at 4:22 p.m. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today said he feels "elated" about his more than 19,500-vote lead, but did not call on Republican challenger Bill Brady to concede defeat. "Who wouldn't......
  • Northwest Side Ald. Tom Allen named Cook County judge

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 2:13 p.m.; updated at 5:11 p.m. Northwest Side Ald. Tom Allen has been appointed as a Cook County judge, making him the seventh City Council veteran who won't run for re-election in......
  • Republican Bill Brady concedes governor's race to Quinn

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson and Ray Long at 9:06 a.m.; last updated at 1:41 p.m. Republican challenger Bill Brady this afternoon conceded defeat to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in their hard-fought contest. "I just a few minutes ago got off......
  • Skokie school bus driver avoids jail for child endangerment

     
    A Skokie man who was semi-conscious behind the wheel of a school bus last year as it roared down the Edens Expressway with 41 children …...