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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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  • Lorem Test

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  • 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...
  • Owe taxes but your bank account is empty?

    Owe taxes but your bank account is empty?
    So the tax deadline is here and you don't have the money to pay the bill. It's time to act, not panic. You might have more options than you know — courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service. The agency has been easing up on financially strapped...
  • Selling your home in a buyer's market

    Selling your home in a buyer's market
    With average home prices back where they were 10 years ago and sales still sluggish, it seems as if sellers can't catch a break. But if you want to sell your home this year, there are glimmers of hope. The National Association of Realtors recently...
  • 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...
  • When snow moves out, deep cold moves in

    When snow moves out, deep cold moves in
    The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.   About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
  • Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown

    Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown
    America is full of baseball pilgrimages and road trips. Fenway Park in Boston turns 100 this year. Wrigleyville, the neighborhood around Wrigley Field in Chicago is the best baseball neighborhood in the country. California has five major league teams to...
  • 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...
  • Foreign correspondence: Bangkok is great for shopping, sightseeing

    Foreign correspondence: Bangkok is great for shopping, sightseeing
    What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Suzanne Nam, 38, moved to Bangkok, Thailand, about six years ago to be a...
  • Kyoto mixes modern and ancient with success

    Kyoto mixes modern and ancient with success
    KYOTO, Japan — The videos fill up space on YouTube, the photos running for page after page on Google Images. Japan as a place of death and destruction, massive brown-blue waves, shaking high-rises, collapsed cities. The earthquake in March 2011 has...