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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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  • Baltimore Grand Prix group in turmoil

    Baltimore Grand Prix group in turmoil
    IndyCar executives met with Baltimore officials Monday to discuss the future of the company planning the city's Grand Prix — and whether the leader of the group should depart. Downforce Racing LLC, which took over the troubled event earlier this...
  • Arundel police arrest Lothian man in hit-and-run of officer

    Anne Arundel County Police arrested a Lothian man and charged him in connection with a multi-vehicle crash in Annapolis on Sunday in which an officer was struck. Police located Leo Lamont Carroll about noon Monday and arrested him. He was later...
  • Top Chef alumni news: Jill Snyder joins Clementine as executive chef

    Top Chef alumni news: Jill Snyder joins Clementine as executive chef
    Season 5 "Top Chef" contestant Jill Snyder has a new gig. Snyder has left her chef de cuisine position at Woodberry Kitchen for Clementine. This is Snyder's first executive chef position since leaving Red Maple, shortly after her fleeting November 2008...
  • Sallie P. Mink, registered nurse

    Sallie P. Mink, registered nurse
    Sallie P. Mink, a registered nurse who for 20 years had been educational director for depression and related affective disorders at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Saturday of brain cancer at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The one-time Ruxton resident who...
  • NFL schedule will be released tonight

    NFL schedule will be released tonight
    The Ravens know their opponents for the 2012 season, but they don't know when they'll play them. That will change tonight. The NFL will release its schedule for the 2012 season tonight at 7 live on NFL Network and at NFL.com. Keep checking at...
  • 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...
  • Anne Arundel Council votes 'no confidence' in Teare

    Anne Arundel Council votes 'no confidence' in Teare
    Anne Arundel County Council members voted 4-3 Monday night to adopt a resolution expressing no confidence in Police Chief Col. James E. Teare Sr., the latest example of increasing pressure on the chief in the aftermath of the indictment of County...
  • T. Rowe Price could restart its expansion plans next year

    T. Rowe Price will likely occupy two new buildings at its Owings Mills campus next year, more than three years after the Baltimore money manager put its expansion plans on hold during the recession, the company's chief executive said Tuesday. James A.C....
  • 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,...
  • Hot Boston marathon could be a sign for this year's running season

    Hot Boston marathon could be a sign for this year's running season
    The Boston Marathon turned out to be a hot, sweaty, grueling race for even the most experienced runners. The Boston Globe reported that more than 2,100 people were treated for heat exhaustion, dehydration and other illnesses because of temperatures...
  • Ocean City to host inaugural Ravens Beach Bash

    Ocean City to host inaugural Ravens Beach Bash
    Yesterday's weather made me think of the beach and reminded me about a new event set to kick off the summer season in Ocean City. On May 31, the town will host the first-ever Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash. The four-day festival comes on the heels of...
  • Under Armour expansion proposal goes to mayor

    Under Armour's proposal to double the size of its Locust Point headquarters in South Baltimore has been sent to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for final approval. The Baltimore City Council on Monday night approved changes that would allow the $1 billion...