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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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  • 1028 Linden Leaf Drive, Glenview, IL 60025

    1028 Linden Leaf Drive, Glenview, IL 60025
    On July 6, Adam and Marzenna Rafalo sold their home at 1028 Linden Leaf Drive in Glenview, Ill., to Gregg E. Strellis. Mr. Strellis paid $1,250,000 for the home. Gregg E. Strellis is an attorney with Strellis and Field Law Offices based in Chicago. He...
  • North Maine Fire Department Annual Open House

    September 25-The North Maine Fire Department is hosting its annual Open House from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The Open House is commemorating forty one years of service to the community. The fire station is located at 9301 Potter Road, Des Plaines IL in...
  • Tribune watchdog update

    Tribune watchdog update
    (Click on "What we found" to read the original Tribune investigation.) Lake County's DNA doubts What we found: In December 2008, the Tribune detailed how Lake County prosecutors were pressing ahead on three cases, including one against Jerry Hobbs,...
  • Man sentenced for 1980 murder of 11-year-old boy

    Man sentenced for 1980 murder of 11-year-old boy
    Convicted child sex offender Ronald Rice has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for the 1980 murder of 11-year-old Edwin Gulbransen. That's according to a news release from Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart. Rice, 54, formerly of Oak Forest, pled...
  • Shipping accounts are hijacked for scams and crimes

    Shipping accounts are hijacked for scams and crimes
    Susan Williams spent two months last spring answering calls from angry people who thought her machinery repair company had shipped them fake checks and money orders as part of a scam. In reality, the Ohio firm's United Parcel Service account had been...
  • State looking into ex-Bellwood administrator's $252,689-a-year pension

    State pension officials are re-examining the retirement of a west suburban village administrator who the Chicago Tribune revealed was paid $472,255 last year under 10 different job titles, spiking his pension by tens of thousands of dollars. "People here...
  • Daley won't run for record seventh election to be mayor

    Daley won't run for record seventh election to be mayor
    Richard M. Daley's 21-year run as mayor will end next spring with the city broadly reshaped by his vision and unprecedented grip on power, but with his image as Chicago's sure-handed leader increasingly challenged. He stepped off the political stage in...
  • Daley decision unlocks others' pent-up ambitions

    Daley decision unlocks others' pent-up ambitions
    Mayor Richard Daley's surprise announcement Tuesday that he won't stand for re-election rocked the very political foundation of a city that's come to rely on his power and virtually unchallenged leadership. The decision also unleashed more than two...
  • Gardening Behind Bars

    Gardening Behind Bars
    Behind the 12 foot fences and razor wire at the Cook County Jail is a bounty of fresh food from the Sheriff's Garden Program. For a select group of inmates, imprisonment means punishment, but also opportunity. "I watched it grow. The same thing as I...
  • Full Body Scanners Coming To Armstrong International Airport

    Full Body Scanners Coming To Armstrong International Airport
    Whether you like it or not full body scanners are coming to Louis Armstrong International Airport. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has details. The Department of Homeland Security is getting fancy when it comes to keeping you safe. They say Advanced...
  • Kids sexually assaulted at psychiatric hospitals, reports say

    Two years after state authorities vowed to safeguard youths in psychiatric hospitals from sexual assault, the Tribune identified at least 18 cases of reported rape or sexual abuse at some of the Chicago area's most prominent facilities. Hospitals...
  • Sex-offending doctors left on honor system

    Sex-offending doctors left on honor system
    State regulators waited nearly six years after Timothy Johnson was convicted of battery of a teenage patient to place the chiropractor on professional probation. Johnson, who allegedly fondled the girl in his office, is now required to have a chaperone...