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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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  • Subway Terror Bomber Tried In Court

    Subway Terror Bomber Tried In Court
    A former New York City cab driver who pleaded "guilty" in a terror plot to bomb subways took the stand Monday against his friend from Flushing High School as a federal trial starts in the conspiracy case involving 28-year-old Adis Medunjanin....
  • Man Sought for Harassing 12-Year-Old Girls in Temecula

    Man Sought for Harassing 12-Year-Old Girls in Temecula
    TEMECULA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Sheriff's deputies are searching for at least one young man they say harassed two 12-year-old girls Sunday near Temecula and tried to coax them into his vehicle. Deputies responded just before 12:25 p.m to the intersection of...
  • Man Sparks Gas Station Fire After Backing Into Pump

    Man Sparks Gas Station Fire After Backing Into Pump
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KTLA) -- A man may face hit-and-run charges after he backed into a gas pump Sunday night in San Bernardino, causing a fire that torched his car. San Bernardino firefighters responded just after 6:15 p.m. to the Valero gas...
  • Toy Company Accused of Laundering Drug Money

    Toy Company Accused of Laundering Drug Money
    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (KTLA) -- Prosecutors announced charges Monday for a toy company and its seven owners, alleging the company laundered drug money to cartel bosses in Mexico and Colombia. Woody Toys, based in City of Industry, is accused of...
  • 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...
  • Man slain, another wounded in Bronzeville shootings

    Man slain, another wounded in Bronzeville shootings
    A 25-year-old man was killed and a 34-year-old man was robbed and shot during separate attacks in the Bronzeville neighborhood Monday night, police said. The fatal shooting took place at 8:35 p.m. on the 600 block of East 45th Street, said Chicago Police...
  • Bushwick Fire Kills 17-Year Veteran Firefighter

    Bushwick Fire Kills 17-Year Veteran Firefighter
    Witnesses didn't see a single flame or billows of black smoke rising from a warehouse on Flushing Avenue. "There was no real fire that was visible. It must have been contained," said Jose Rueda. But a deadly fire was brewing behind warehouse walls in...
  • Parents of baby who died after taking Tylenol sue

    Parents of baby who died after taking Tylenol sue
    The parents of a 3-month-old who died after taking infant-formula liquid Tylenol have sued drugmaker McNeil PPC and parent company Johnson & Johnson. Markus Cherry got a clean bill of health from his pediatrician at a checkup in April 2010, when he...
  • NFL to announce schedule Tuesday

    NFL to announce schedule Tuesday
    The Sports Xchange NFL to announce schedule Tuesday The NFL announced the 2012 regular-season schedule will be released during a three-hour special onNFL Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Full team-by-team and week-by-week schedules will be...
  • 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...
  • High DCFS caseloads raise red flags

    High DCFS caseloads raise red flags
    Fred Pennix recently drove into Chicago's crime-ridden Englewood neighborhood to check on two of the nearly 40 families under his watch as a state child-protection investigator. It was a holiday but, worried about the children's safety, he was going to...