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

     
    Claudio Blotta of Barbrix to open new spot with Ammo chefs...
  • Truth is, faith in polygraphs led to false imprisonment

     
    Wednesday morning last week, Terrill Swift, 33, (right) was home with his mother in suburban Woodridge when he saw his parole officer coming up the walk. The officer — they're technically called "mandatory supervised release agents" since Illinois has...
  • Residency should be an unmentionable issue

     
    The poet Robert Frost famously defined home as “the place where, when you have to go there. They have to take you in.” Gov. Pat Quinn suggested another definition Wednesday during a post-debate news conference when reporters pressed him on......
  • Chicagoan President Obama votes early, but only once

     
    Ah, but how many times will his ballot be counted back home in Cook County?...
  • DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett named to Illinois Appellate Court

     
    The seat he will be taking was held by former Cook County State's Attorney Jack O'Malley....
  • Internet sales-tax dodge darkens the future of bricks-and-mortar businesses

     
    "It's trickle-down bad," says suburban lighting gallery owner Glen Kaplan, describing the 15 to 20 percent drop in his business that he attributes to the increasing numbers of consumers who avoid paying sales taxes by shopping online. "The village loses.....
  • Should Brady backers blame big city folks for his loss?

     
    From Don’t blame Chicago for Bill Brady’s defeat, an open letter to disgruntled downstaters by attorney Doug Ibendahl, former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party: You want a state free of Chicago and Cook County? Guess what, it already......
  • Tax returns, CMB and the inconvenient news archives

     
    February 11, 1992: U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, who said he has made his tax returns since 1969 available, called on his Democratic primary opponents Monday to release more personal financial data. Chicago lawyer Albert Hofeld, who has placed his net......
  • Day One of Obama 2.0: the William Daley era

     
    More evidence Democrat Obama is siddling toward the middle-of-the-road for 2012....
  • The death penalty in Illinois, a partial chronology of modern events

     
    Eight years ago, Rob Warden, then as now the director of the Center on Wrongful Conviction at the Northwestern University School of Law, published the following timeline in the Tribune. The time to update it will be if and when,......
  • Quacks from the past

     
    Rich Miller delivers, courtesy of a Decatur Herald & Review, article dated Jan. 13, 1997, a history lesson to Republicans in Springfield currently bleating about what the mean ol' Democrats did during the lame duck session: Democrats took control of......
  • From the archives: Braun's money-related controversies

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race (see, previously, Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years and Chico walks the ethics line) Braun denies wrongdoing in Medicaid flap September 30, 1992 An apologetic yet feisty......