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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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  • Authorities identify man fatally shot in car in Humboldt Park neighborhood

    Authorities identify man fatally shot in car in Humboldt Park neighborhood
    A man found fatally shot in his car in the Humboldt Park neighborhood this morning has been identified, authorities said. Maurice Fletcher, 29, was found in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue and declared dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 1:28 a.m.,...
  • 2 dead, 2 arrested in Chatham neighborhood shooting

    2 dead, 2 arrested in Chatham neighborhood shooting
    Two people died after being shot Friday afternoon by a gunman who then exchanged fire with Chicago police officers in the South Side's Chatham community, officials said. Neither the officers nor the gunman was wounded. The gunman and an alleged...
  • Two killed, six wounded in overnight shootings

    Two killed, six wounded in overnight shootings
    At least two people were killed and six wounded in separate shootings overnight in Chicago, police said. The first homicide happened about 7:12 p.m. Friday night in the 5400 block of West Washington Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side....
  • Cops: Man slain in West Englewood shooting

    Cops: Man slain in West Englewood shooting
    A 26-year-old man was fatally shot a short distance from his home in the city's West Englewood neighborhood on the city's South Side, Chicago police said this morning. Killed was Cornelius Jordan of the 6800 block of South Wood Street, according to the...
  • Pollution alert today, heat index could reach 100 degrees

    Pollution alert today, heat index could reach 100 degrees
    As Chicago-area residents suffer through an air pollution action day and high humidity making it feel like it's 100 degrees, the National Weather Service confirmed this July was one of the hottest on record. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Death of man who lived in group home ruled homicide

    Death of man who lived in group home ruled homicide
    An autopsy conducted today determined that a man who lived in a group home in unincorporated Palos Park was assaulted and his death was ruled a homicide, officials said. Tremayne Yarbrough, 35, who lived at 13211 S. Adsit Rd., was pronounced dead at 3:08...
  • Body of beaten man found on South Side

    Body of beaten man found on South Side
    The body of a man who may have been beaten was found on the South Side this morning, officials said. The unidentified man is in his 30s and was found at about 8:46 a.m. on the front porch of a possibly vacant building on the 7100 block of South...
  • Property tax deals?

    Property tax deals?
    If you've fought to lower your property taxes, but failed, you're going to want to see our WGN investigation. We found that if you've got the right family connection, you have a spectacular chance to lower your property tax. You may not know his name,...
  • Man killed by police was frequent target of protective orders

    Man killed by police was frequent target of protective orders
    A West Side man fatally shot by Chicago police during a struggle with officers who answered a domestic disturbance call had a history of violating orders of protection as well as a long criminal record, according to court records. Killed was Claude A....
  • ID released for bicyclist who died after falling under truck downtown

    ID released for bicyclist who died after falling under truck downtown
    A 25-year-old woman riding a bicycle was run over by a truck Friday night in downtown Chicago after losing her balance and falling underneath the truck, police said. The dump truck was stopped at a stoplight at 227 N. Wabash Ave. about 10:45 p.m.,...
  • Son of slain officer facing weapons charges

    Son of slain officer facing weapons charges
    The son of slain Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey appeared before a Cook County judge today on weapons charges, including unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. Michael Bailey Jr., 28, was arrested Friday, after police...
  • Autopsy finds infant died of child abuse

    Autopsy finds infant died of child abuse
    An autopsy today attributed the death of a 3-month-old Far South Side girl to blunt head trauma due to child abuse. Ianah Sherrod's father, Ivory Harmon, was charged with aggravated battery of a child. That charge remains and the case is still under...