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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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  • Oscar Hernandez

     Oscar Hernandez
    Eighteen-year-old Hampton University student Armand Browning was on spring break and with two friends, cruising out from Oak Park in the passenger seat of a Suzuki 4X4, when the three apparently crossed an unseen gang boundary on Chicago's West Side....
  • Abdulrafiu Shokunbi

     Abdulrafiu Shokunbi
    In 1990, Nigerian native Abdulrafiu Shokunbi shot and killed a bystander during a street confrontation with the brother of a woman he'd approached, according to police. Shokunbi was arrested but released on $3,000 cash bond, and fled across the border. In...
  • How we did it

    To analyze attempted child abductions by strangers in Chicago and Cook County, the reporters linked computerized police records with court and U.S. Census data. Reporters also pored through thousands of pages of court and police files, and interviewed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Priest at Midway chapel accused of sex abuse

    Priest at Midway chapel accused of sex abuse
    A 77-year-old priest assigned to the chapel at Midway Airport was charged Saturday with sexual abuse after he allegedly tried to grab the crotch of a man who had attended services before boarding a flight to Kansas. Father Bede R. Jagoe allegedly spoke...
  • Jury finds man guilty of murder in officer's slaying

    Jury finds man guilty of murder in officer's slaying
    A Cook County jury tonight convicted a reputed gang member charged in the 2009 murder of a Chicago police officer. After deliberating for nearly 2 1/2 hours, the jury found Shawn Gaston, 22, guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the fatal...
  • 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......
  • Aldermen approve lesser penalties for pot possession

     
    Evanston aldermen have unanimously approved an ordinance that lessens the penalty for getting caught with 10 grams or less of marijuana. Proposed by Mayor Elizabeth …...
  • South suburban, Chicago officials ask Quinn not to close Tinley Park Mental Health Center

     
    More than a dozen elected officials from the south suburbs and Chicago signed a letter sent to Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday asking him not to …...
  • Elderly man is Will County’s 1st case of human West Nile Virus for 2011

     
    An elderly Frankfort area man is Will County first reported case of the human West Nile Virus¬† this year,¬† according to the Will County Health …...