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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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  • Family upset by sentence for teen’s killer

     
    Family members of a teenager shot to death in Evanston in 2007 were angered Wednesday when a judge sentenced the killer to just 10 years …...
  • D230 votes down 3.2 percent tax levy increase

     
    Consolidated High School District 230’s board of education will consider levying a smaller tax increase after voting down a 3.2 percent bump last week. After …...
  • Field widens for Village Board election

     
    A crowded field of six candidates has filed to run for three open seats on the Wilmette Village Board. Only one candidate, Mike Basil, is …...
  • Six candidate for three New Trier school board spots

     
    Six candidates are vying for three seats on the New Trier High School Board in the April 5 election. Three were selected by the New …...
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem Donates $50,000 to Local Charities for Families in Need

     
    NorthShore University HealthSystem Public Relations NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is allocating a series of monetary donations to benefit five local charities this holiday season. NorthShore …...
  • Election commissioners say Rahm Emanuel stays on city ballot

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 5:21 a.m.; last updated at 2:55 p.m. with Emanuel quote Chicago election commissioners today voted to keep Rahm Emanuel on the Feb. 22 Chicago mayoral ballot. The 3-0 vote came just hours after a hearing......
  • Consolidated police dispatch center being considered

     
    The villages of Kenilworth, Northfield and Winnetka are exploring a consolidated police dispatch center and jail facilities. A Request for Qualifications meeting has been scheduled …...
  • The top news stories of 2010

     
    From an unsolved murder to a shiny new grocery store, Arlington Heights had its fair share of big stories in 2010. Here are the highlights: …...
  • Court ruling likely next week in Rahm Emanuel ballot spot lawsuit

     
    Posted by John Chase at 1:32 p.m. A Cook County judge is expected to rule next week whether former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel will stay on the ballot for Chicago mayor. At a hearing today, Judge Mark......
  • Man suspected in numerous burglaries

     
    A 24-year-old Oak Forest man has been charged with burglarizing an Orland Park home earlier this year for cash and jewelry and is a suspect …...
  • Tax returns, CMB and the inconvenient news archives

     
    February 11, 1992: U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, who said he has made his tax returns since 1969 available, called on his Democratic primary opponents Monday to release more personal financial data. Chicago lawyer Albert Hofeld, who has placed his net......
  • Rahm's residency

     
    If you're hoping that Rahm Emanuel will not become the next mayor of Chicago, here's a suggestion: get out and persuade people not to vote for him. From the opinion issued today by Cook County Circuit Judge Mark Ballard, you......