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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Autopsy finds infant died of child abuse

    Autopsy finds infant died of child abuse
    An autopsy today attributed the death of a 3-month-old Far South Side girl to blunt head trauma due to child abuse. Ianah Sherrod's father, Ivory Harmon, was charged with aggravated battery of a child. That charge remains and the case is still under...
  • Walsh ex-aide's lawyer says lawsuit settled

    Walsh ex-aide's lawyer says lawsuit settled
    WASHINGTON — A lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) by a former campaign manager who said he was owed $20,000 has been settled, said Sheldon Perl, a lawyer for the man who brought the case. The case was set for a status hearing Wednesday in...
  • Charges dropped against man accused of wounding 2 cops in shootout

    Charges dropped against man accused of wounding 2 cops in shootout
    Attempted murder charges were dropped Tuesday by Cook County prosecutors against a 27-year-old man charged last month with wounding two Chicago police officers in a shootout in a West Side alley. The charges fell through even through the two officers,...
  • Border patrol in Texas arrests Illinois man on warrant

    Border patrol in Texas arrests Illinois man on warrant
    A Mexican citizen wanted on a Cook County warrant for a sexual assault charge has been arrested when he tried to enter the United States in Laredo, Texas, officials said today. Gerardo Castro, 43, was arrested Tuesday after he was questioned when he...
  • Family: Slaying arrest answers some questions

    Family: Slaying arrest answers some questions
    For weeks, Maurice Hudson’s family had been wondering what happened to the 25-year-old  after he  disappeared from their lives. His father, Asa Hubbard, said Hudson had been acting strange, sometimes laughing to himself for no apparent reason....