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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

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  • Day trips: Welcome Discovery, celebrate Earth Day

    Day trips: Welcome Discovery, celebrate Earth Day
    Washington Space Shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum The space shuttle Discovery soared around the Washington Monument and the White House in a salute to the nation's capital Tuesday before landing for the last time near its new home at...
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  • Closing arguments in sheriff's discrimination suit

    Closing arguments in sheriff's discrimination suit
    Closing arguments are set to begin at 10 a.m. in the federal lawsuit accusing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and others of discrimination. 21 sheriff's deputies filed the suit, claiming they were harassed and passed over for promotions after they supported...
  • Body Of Missing Northwestern Student From L.I. Found In Harbor

    Body Of Missing Northwestern Student From L.I. Found In Harbor
    A mother's worst fears have come true. The body of a 18-year-old Northwestern University student who had been missing since last weekend has been found. University official Alan Cubbage made the announcement during a Thursday night news conference. "A...
  • Employees sue Cook County sheriff for discrimination

    Employees sue Cook County sheriff for discrimination
    Opening arguments are expected Monday afternoon in a federal trial stemming from a lawsuit accusing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart of political discrimination. The suit was filed by 21 employees from the department's elite Special Operation Response Team,...
  • Weight loss pioneer: 'Drop the fork!'

    Weight loss pioneer: 'Drop the fork!'
    Five minutes with Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch: Weight loss pioneer Jean Nidetch, who once weighed 214 pounds, founded the Weight Watchers organization in 1963 after following an eating regimen prescribed by the New York City Board of Health. Now...
  • Zagel and the next crooked pols

    Zagel and the next crooked pols
    "He was corrupt when he took the oath of office. He was corrupt until the day he was arrested." —Federal prosecutor Reid Schar at the sentencing of Rod Blagojevich, Dec. 7, 2011. "My life is in ruins. … I have nobody to blame but myself for...
  • William Heirens, known as the 'Lipstick Killer,' dead

    William Heirens, known as the 'Lipstick Killer,'  dead
    For decades, Betty Finn and Jim Degnan had to relive the gruesome details of their sister’s murder. Every year for 29 years, they attended parole hearings for William Heirens -- Chicago’s notorious “Lipstick Killer” who...
  • In Cook County, campus sex-assault suspects rarely prosecuted

    In Cook County, campus sex-assault suspects rarely prosecuted
    Chicago State University police Chief Ronnie Watson was convinced he had a rape case on his hands in the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2010. An 18-year-old freshman reported being attacked by a fellow student after going to his dorm room to listen to...
  • Many find their way into state's higher education pension system

    For a few days' work proctoring exams in 1999 at a Downstate community college, Raymond Roskos Jr. earned $364. He'll be paid much more later. That brief service in the state higher education system is all it took to qualify Roskos to eventually draw a...
  • In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A.

    In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A.
    When Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramón tell people that Los Angeles has the second largest black population of any U.S. county, the usual response is raised eyebrows and blank stares. "They're shocked," says Hunt, a sociology professor and director of...
  • PASSINGS: Murray Rose, Tippy Dye, Garry Walberg

    Murray Rose Swimmer won Olympic gold medals Murray Rose, 73, a four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer from Australia who also competed at USC while studying acting in the late '50s, died Sunday in Sydney of leukemia, Swimming Australia said. Rose...