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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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  • County commissioner who got kidney from sister promotes organ donation

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 10:46 a.m. Six weeks after receiving a kidney from his sister, Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele today encouraged others to donate organs so people on waiting lists get a second shot at life. “I want......
  • Park board petitions challenged

     
    A former Park District of Oak Park board member is challenging the petitions of three candidates for the election, asking the Cook County Clerk’s office …...
  • Warrant arrests, stolen delivery, and more

     
    The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports on Jan. 4: Alcohol arrests A 53-year-old woman from the 900 block of Lyford Lane, Wheaton, …...
  • Emanuel residency case appealed

     
    Posted by John Chase at 8:22 p.m. A veteran election attorney seeking to have former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel removed from the ballot took his case Wednesday to the Illinois Appellate Court, just one day after a......
  • Day One of Obama 2.0: the William Daley era

     
    More evidence Democrat Obama is siddling toward the middle-of-the-road for 2012....
  • Quinn to "follow conscience" on death penalty ban

     
    Posted by Ray Long and John Byrne at 11:44 a.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today declined to say whether he will sign a bill abolishing the death penalty that lawmakers just sent him, saying only he would reflect and "follow my......
  • Woman dies after jumping from 80th Avenue overpass during evening commute

     
    The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of the woman, who jumped from the 80th Avenue overpass Wednesday evening, a suicide following …...
  • Quinn congratulates Democrats on income tax increase

     
    Posted by Ray Long and Monique Garcia at 2:15 a.m. A triumphant Gov. Pat Quinn congratulated fellow Democrats early today after the Illinois Senate and House sent him a major income tax increase without a single Republican vote in favor.......
  • Quinn takes oath amid increased security in Springfield

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn hugs Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon before taking the oath of office in Springfield, Ill. today. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune) Posted by Monique Garcia, Ray Long, Rick Pearson and Todd Wilson at 10:50 a.m.; last updated at 6:42 p.m.....We'll........
  • Lawmakers send governor major Illinois income tax increase

     
    UPDATED AT 1:22 a.m. - Senate passes income tax increase, bill goes to governor. SPRINGFIELD — Democratic state lawmakers muscled through a major income tax increase early Wednesday that they said would rehabilitate the state’s deadbeat image, but...
  • Quinn on tax hike: 'Our fiscal house was burning'

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 12:01 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn said today he will sign a major income tax increase as soon as it hits his desk and rejected criticism that he had misled taxpayers by saying during his campaign......
  • One knocked off library ballot, two others wait

     
    One Schaumburg Township library board candidate is off the ballot, while two others await their fate. Gerald Bromley of Schaumburg said he was removed from …...