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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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  • Man questioned in stabbing death of graffiti writer on NW Side

    Man questioned in stabbing death of graffiti writer on NW Side
    Chicago police are questioning a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man Saturday evening in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to authorities. Linear Caballero was stabbed at about 6 p.m. after he and another man argued at...
  • Inmate escapes from Cook County boot camp for 6 hours

    Inmate escapes from Cook County boot camp for 6 hours
    A 20-year-old Chicago man who had 72 days left to complete his sentence at the Cook County Jail's boot camp, scaled a barbed wire fence Sunday and managed to escape for about six hours before investigators tracked him down, officials said. Jamall Allen,...
  • Man captured after escaping Cook County jail boot camp

    Man captured after escaping Cook County jail boot camp
    A Chicago man who was just about two months away from finishing up a boot camp sentence for burglary will be spending additional time in jail after escaping over the weekend. Police say Jamall Allen, 20, took off from the Cook County Sherrif's Boot...
  • Had to flee or 'I might be dead,' victim says of racial attack

    Had to flee or 'I might be dead,' victim says of racial attack
    Joshua Merritt said he had no reason to be suspicious when one of his friends texted him, asking him to hang out with two other teenagers they both knew. But after Merritt, 17, arrived at the home of one of the boys in Chicago’s East Beverly...
  • Man dies after tumbling from van on Dan Ryan

    Man dies after tumbling from van on Dan Ryan
    An Oak Park man died after tumbling from the van his father was driving late this afternoon on the Dan Ryan expressway, according to authorities. Timothy Kreiss, 55, was found in the express lanes near 45th Street about 4:30 p.m. and was taken to...
  • Body in car found at West Beverly fire scene

    Body in car found at West Beverly fire scene
    A man's body with a gunshot wound was discovered this morning inside a vehicle following a house fire in the city's West Beverly neighborhood on the South Side. Firefighters were called to the 2-story brick home in the 10200 block of South California...
  • Cops: 43 puppies abused, 2 Iowa men arrested

    Cops: 43 puppies abused, 2 Iowa men arrested
    The 43 puppies rescued from in a van parked in the Little Villageneighborhood Tuesday morning were packed three-to-six animals per carrier and bound for pet stores in Chicago and New York, an animal control official said Wednesday. The puppies, some as...
  • Local School Council members ask court to take action on proposed school closings

    Local School Council members ask court to take action on proposed school closings
    Local School Council members, helped by the Chicago Teachers Union, are asking a Cook County court to intervene before the Chicago Board of Education votes on 17 proposed school closures and "turnarounds" later this month. Members of nine local...
  • WGN/Tribune Poll: Quinn still unpopular in Illinois

    WGN/Tribune Poll: Quinn still unpopular in Illinois
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn finds his leadership under fire from Illinois voters unhappy with the state's economy, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. The survey found 54 percent disapprove of Quinn's job performance, compared with only 30 percent who...
  • Cops: Officer fatally shoots man who hit him after ramming garage door with van

    Cops: Officer fatally shoots man who hit him after ramming garage door with van
    A man who used a van as a battering ram to break into a garage, then knocked an off-duty police officer to the ground and kept driving was shot and fatally injured by the officer in the South Chicago neighborhood this morning, authorities said. The man...
  • DCFS under fire over beating death of 4-year-old

    DCFS under fire over beating death of 4-year-old
    Cook County Public Guardian Robert Harris is sharply criticizing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after a 4-year-old boy was beaten to death. "Untill a child dies, it doesn't seem to get much attention," Harris said....
  • Over 200 state laws to take effect Jan. 1

    Over 200 state laws to take effect Jan. 1
    On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect. Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include: - Toll hike - Electronics...