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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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  • A win for Transgender rights in Illinois… but more needed

     
    Last week, a Cook County Circuit Judge ordered that three transgender people be granted new birth certificates reflecting their correct gender marker by the Division of Vital Records of the Illinois Department of Public Health following a lawsuit from the...
  • Adventures in new journalism

     
    The Daily Whale is a -- news information service covering local government in the Chicago area. Through our daily email and website we provide comprehensive coverage of City Hall, Cook County and other local government units. It's been free since......
  • Claudio Blotta of Barbrix to open new spot with Ammo chefs

     
    Claudio Blotta of Barbrix to open new spot with Ammo chefs...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Tina Sfondeles, Chicago Sun-Times; Mike...
  • Santa Clara County to stop honoring immigration detainers for low-level offenders

     
    Santa Clara County on Tuesday voted to stop holding some suspected illegal immigrants in jail for an extra period of time so that federal immigration authorities can pick them up....
  • Cook County v. Downstate -- shot fired!

     
    Pre-holiday silliness today in the General Assembly from Republican Reps Bill Mitchell and Adam Brown of Decatur: HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 52 WHEREAS, The State of Illinois is functional to the extent that its people agree on politics, society, and...
  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Cynic, optimist examine Alvarez' new 'philosophy'

     
    What prompted Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to announce Thursday a "change in philosophy" and the formation of a special unit in her office to review claims of wrongful convictions? The cynic wonders what took so long. Alvarez has......
  • Chi Mag snubs Quinn and Cullerton! For real?

     
    I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......
  • Illinois 101

     
    By Megan Crepeau New York Times blogger Nate Silver gives the rest of the country a primer on Illinois electoral politics ahead of Tuesday's primary (in which, go figure, we might actually matter). I'll let commenters debate the overall gist......
  • Polish, Italian knickers in a twist over proposed elimination of school holidays for Pulaski, Columbus

     
    The Sun-Times reports that Polish and Italian civic leaders intend to fight the proposal to eliminate school holidays on Columbus Day and Pulaski Day. I'll look at Columbus Day in another post (if you just can't wait, here is site......
  • Eavesdropping roundup [UPDATED!]

     
    By Megan Crepeau Let's talk eavesdropping. Well, not eavesdropping exactly - the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which bans any recording of public conversations or public officials. A Cook County judge is expected to rule on its constitutionality today, so...