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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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  • April 17: Focus on Family - Father and Son Outings

    April 17: Focus on Family - Father and Son Outings
    Kidwinks Father and Son Outings First Division Museum at Cantigny Park Cantigny Park was the home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, former editor and publisher of The Chicago Tribune. Now it houses the McCormick Museum, beautiful gardens, the First...
  • April 18: Midday Fix - Red Baraat

    April 18: Midday Fix - Red Baraat
    Red Baraat ECC Arts Center presents Red Baraat Friday, April 20 7:30 p.m. ECC Arts Center 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin tickets.elgin.edu (847) 622-0300 www.elgin.edu/arts For more information about the band: www.redbaraat.com
  • April 18: Style Files - Chris Grundy

    April 18: Style Files - Chris Grundy
    Chris Grundy The tools on today's show: Porter Cable Close Quarter Drill 18V Drill designed for close quarters and vertical use Has 2 settings: high & low torque Use with Lithium-Ion or NiCad Battery Compact head size Bostitch - 25' Tape Measure...
  • Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams

    Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams
    Whenever he hunkered over the football, as he did for 12 seasons as center for the Los Angeles Rams, Rich Saul had a way of being not only ferocious but folksy. "Rich would get down over the ball, and there's the nose guard, and Rich is talking to him,...
  • Many say L.A. is safer 20 years after 1992 riots, poll finds

    Many say L.A. is safer 20 years after 1992 riots, poll finds
    Nearly 20 years after Los Angeles was shaken by one of the worst outbreaks of civil unrest in U.S. history, residents say the city is safer and relations between its racial and ethnic groups are significantly better than they were in 1992. Most also...
  • When time allows, 1992 riots are poignant lesson in L.A. schools

    When time allows, 1992 riots are poignant lesson in L.A. schools
    They were not even born at the time their city erupted in flames, violence and rage against a system that would not convict Los Angeles police officers of brutally beating a black man. But high school students Jiaya Ingram, Ashley Torres and Jessica...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Howard B. Schow

    Howard B. Schow Manager of Vanguard mutual funds Howard B. Schow, 84, a well-regarded manager of Vanguard mutual funds such as the $30.1-billion Vanguard Primecap, died of natural causes April 8 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, said Joel P. Fried,...
  • Dora Saint dies at 98; author of Miss Read novels

    Dora Saint, a prolific and gentle chronicler of English village life who wrote a popular series of novels under the pen name Miss Read, died April 7 at her home in Great Shefford, west of London, British media reported. She was 98. Attention to the small...
  • Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator

    Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator
    A cardboard elephant in Cathie Wright's Sacramento office during her 20 years in the Assembly and state Senate from 1980 to 2000 summed up the Simi Valley Republican's sense of statecraft: "It's Better to Be a Stomper, Than a Stompee." "I'm tenacious, I'...
  • Charles I. Schneider dies at 89; former Times Mirror executive

    Charles I. Schneider dies at 89; former Times Mirror executive
    Charles I. Schneider, a former president and board chairman of the Music Center Operating Co. who served as an executive with Times Mirror Co., died Sunday of age-related causes at his Beverly Hills home, his family said. He was 89. At the Music Center...