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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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  • Four Kent County Men Charged In Deer Poaching Case

    Four Kent County Men Charged In Deer Poaching Case
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced five men from Illinois and Michigan are facing over 40 charges stemming from a five-month-long deer poaching investigation. Illinois DNR Conservation Police investigated a group of hunters who took...
  • One dead, one hurt in shooting outside North Side club

    One dead, one hurt in shooting outside North Side club
    One person was killed and another critically wounded in a shootout outside a North Side nightclub early this morning, one of a group of overnight shootings in Chicago that left two people dead and six wounded. The shooting outside the Krush nightclub,...
  • Man once suspected in slaying of officer guilty on drug charges

    Man once suspected in slaying of officer guilty on drug charges
    A reputed gang member who was once implicated in the killing of a Chicago police officer – only to have those charges later dropped --  was found guilty today by a federal jury on drug charges. Prosecutors said Jason “J-Rock” Austin was...
  • Officials: Heart attack fells Chicago police officer

    Officials: Heart attack fells Chicago police officer
    Veteran Chicago Police officer Preston Ross Jr. suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday while on duty at a CTA stop, the Cook County Medical Examiner said today. Ross, 48, was in uniform and working on the CTA detail at the Grand Avenue Blue Line stop...
  • Winter storm warning issued for Lake, McHenry counties

    Winter storm warning issued for Lake, McHenry counties
    Just in time for the evening commute, a winter storm warning has gone into effect in the north and northwest suburbs for a storm that could dump more than half a foot of snow. The warning covers Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago and Ogle counties and...
  • Beavers accuses U.S. Attorney of 'Gestapo-like tactics' after pleading not guilty

    Beavers accuses U.S. Attorney of 'Gestapo-like tactics' after pleading not guilty
    Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, appearing today in federal court for the first time on tax charges, leveled harsh allegations against U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, saying he used “Gestapo-like tactics” that led to the suicides of...
  • Teens accused of videotaped beating released from electronic monitoring

    Teens accused of videotaped beating released from electronic monitoring
    Six teens accused in a videotaped beating of a Chicago high school student were released Friday from electronic monitoring over the objection of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. In January, a Cook County judge had ordered the...
  • Chicago police give sex offender new address: Cook County Jail

    Chicago police give sex offender new address: Cook County Jail
    A man who was allegedly viewing pornographic cartoons in a North Side library told police he hadn't registered as a child sex offender because he doesn't have an address. He has one now: Cook County Jail. Police were called to the Chicago Public Library,...
  • Suspect in Indian Head Park killing to undergo mental health evaluation

    Suspect in Indian Head Park  killing to undergo mental health evaluation
    The Chicago Sun-Times reports: A Cook County Judge ordered a man charged with killing an Indian Head Park teenager in her home to be evaluated to see if he’s fit to stand trial. Read more at Suntimes.com
  • Police: Gunman chases down, fatally shoots parolee

    Police: Gunman chases down, fatally shoots parolee
    A gunman chased down and killed a 43-year-old man once accused of murder on a street on the city's Southeast Side, police said today. The shooting happened just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of East 79th Place just several blocks from...
  • Cops: Charges filed in fatal Lakeview stabbing

    Cops: Charges filed in fatal Lakeview stabbing
    A 52-year-old man has been charged with murder after police said he fatally stabbed his roommate during a violent domestic quarrel inside their Lakeview neighborhood home Monday night. Authorities approved murder charges about 3:30 p.m. for Herbert Van...
  • The Voter Blind Spot

    The Voter Blind Spot
    Ever stand in the voting booth on election day wondering why in the world you're asked to select from dozens of judges of whom you know nothing?  A judge has one of the most important jobs in society.  Balancing the scales of Lady Justice while holding...