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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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  • Team Blago's 'Submission in response to pre-sentence report and in aid of sentencing

     
    I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......
  • Santa Clara County to stop honoring immigration detainers for low-level offenders

     
    Santa Clara County on Tuesday voted to stop holding some suspected illegal immigrants in jail for an extra period of time so that federal immigration authorities can pick them up....
  • Cook County v. Downstate -- shot fired!

     
    Pre-holiday silliness today in the General Assembly from Republican Reps Bill Mitchell and Adam Brown of Decatur: HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 52 WHEREAS, The State of Illinois is functional to the extent that its people agree on politics, society, and...
  • Illinois Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty in Deaths of 5 SoCal Women

    Illinois Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty in Deaths of 5 SoCal Women
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A convicted serial killer pleaded not guilty Friday to the murders of five SoCal women, including the stabbing death of a student at Saddleback College more than two decades ago. Andrew Urdiales, 47, a former marine who was...
  • New civil union numbers for Cook County, Illinois

     
    It seems like couples are still lining up to get civil unions at a steady pace in Cook County. The county clerk's office issued 831 civil union licenses in June and another 125 in the first half of June. The Tribune breaks it down: So far the clerk's...
  • Flaky work rules bury common sense

     
    To fight the massive drifts left behind in early February by the Great Chicago Blizzard of 2011, superintendents in at least five city wards drove four-wheel drive pickups equipped with plows to help clear sidewalk ramps and the areas around......
  • Police dispatcher dies when hit by driver fleeing cops

     
    The city flag at Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications was lowered to half-staff on Sunday....
  • Early-release programs in Illinois, another perspective

     
    Attorney Malcolm C. Young, director of the Program for Prison Reentry Strategies at Northwestern University School of Law Bluhm Legal Clinic has issued a response to the report on early prison-release programs issued earlier this month by former Judge...
  • Unions recommendations to Mayor Emanuel, plain text version

     
    Plain text version of the union report to the city on efficiency (highlights mine): INTRODUCTION Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades Council (CCBT), and their affiliate...
  • A win for Transgender rights in Illinois… but more needed

     
    Last week, a Cook County Circuit Judge ordered that three transgender people be granted new birth certificates reflecting their correct gender marker by the Division of Vital Records of the Illinois Department of Public Health following a lawsuit from the...
  • Adventures in new journalism

     
    The Daily Whale is a -- news information service covering local government in the Chicago area. Through our daily email and website we provide comprehensive coverage of City Hall, Cook County and other local government units. It's been free since......
  • Claudio Blotta of Barbrix to open new spot with Ammo chefs

     
    Claudio Blotta of Barbrix to open new spot with Ammo chefs...