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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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  • Lamborghini Aventador Catches Fire During Test Drive

    Lamborghini Aventador Catches Fire During Test Drive
    A Lamborghini Aventador worth $376,000 caught fire during a test drive by a potential buyer on California's Route 73 South. Venture capitalist Jason Schultz took the car for a test drive Sunday, and as the car was running along San Joanquin Hills, Calif....
  • Where's the consistency, NHL?

    Where's the consistency, NHL?
    Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw hit a goalie. It was obvious and potentially concussive. The NHL said it was cracking down on hits involving the head. He deserved a suspension. Nashville’s Shea Weber rammed a player’s head into the glass...
  • Several Arrests Made In Child Porn Investigation

    Several Arrests Made In Child Porn Investigation
    Twenty-six-year-old Beth Anne Haines says the man she considers an uncle, 56-year old John Thomas Kondes, would spend hours at a computer desk inside their mobile trailer in Bayonne, New Jersey. She says he would play online games and occasionally look...
  • Ozzie Guillén vuelve a dirigir tras cumplir suspensión

    Ozzie Guillén vuelve a dirigir tras cumplir suspensión
    Ozzie Guillén está de vuelta en la cueva de los Marlins de Miami. Después de cumplir una suspensión de cinco juegos, el manager venezolano se reintegró el martes con el equipo para iniciar una serie contra los Cachorros de Chicago. El piloto dijo que...
  • Three arrested in May 2011 shooting of 12-year-old boy

    Three arrested in May 2011 shooting of 12-year-old boy
    Three people have been arrested in a May 2011 quadruple shooting in East Baltimore that killed a 12-year-old who was sitting on a porch, watching a basketball game on television. Police said Danyae Robinson, 29; Antwan Mosley, 21; and Derrick E. Brown,...
  • Teacher Pleads 'Not Guilty' To Pedophile Accusations

    Teacher Pleads 'Not Guilty' To Pedophile Accusations
    How much DO you have to pay to keep your kids away from perverted teachers? Apparently, $42,000 a year isn't enough. At the super exclusive Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, students get access to Ivy League educated teachers, a gorgeous campus,...
  • As tax deadline looms, last-minute filers finally buckle down

    As tax deadline looms, last-minute filers finally buckle down
    On deadline day at Liberty Tax Service on Harford Road, a young woman in a green Statue of Liberty costume stood out front waving frantically at passing cars. But on Tuesday morning, you'd never know a deadline was looming from the relative calm inside...
  • Controversial Real: Causan escándalo fotos de Pippa en fiesta parisina

    <b>Controversial Real:</b> Causan esc&#225;ndalo fotos de Pippa en fiesta parisina
    La fiesta de disfraces incluyó a un hombre con collar de perro, un enano, una monja semidesnuda y a una invitada estrella llamada Pippa Middleton, la hermana menor de la duquesa de Cambridge. Middleton, de 28 años, hizo titulares el martes, cuando el...
  • County board waters down property tax process changes, weekend courthouse closures

    County board waters down property tax process changes, weekend courthouse closures
    Cook County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a watered-down plan for government offices to work on streamlining the property tax process after Board President Toni Preckwinkle said a proposal to create a single county tax administrator would violate state...
  • 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...
  • Cops: 6-year-old girl was shot after teen had dispute over basketball bet

    Cops: 6-year-old girl was shot after teen had dispute over basketball bet
    A 6-year-old girl was wounded by a stray bullet on the Far South Side last week when a 15-year-old boy pulled out a gun and started shooting following a dispute over a bet on a basketball game the boy was playing, police said today. The boy was charged...
  • Alfred J. Lipin, politician

    Alfred J. Lipin, politician
    Alfred J. Lipin, a former Anne Arundel County hardware store owner turned Democratic politician who served in both the House of Delegates and state Senate, died Friday of a heart attack at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa. The lifelong Glen Burnie...