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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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  • EPA: Cost to clean up river wouldn't break the bank

    EPA: Cost to clean up river wouldn't break the bank
    Scouring disease-causing bacteria from the Chicago River and keeping raw sewage out of its channels could cost an average Cook County homeowner less than $7 a month, federal officials concluded as part of their order to make the urban waterway safer for...
  • Chicago's population drops 200,000

    Chicago's population drops 200,000
    Chicago lost a hefty 200,000 residents in the last decade, most of them African-Americans, while suburban counties grew dramatically in numbers and diversity, according to 2010 census data released Tuesday. People continued to spread out far from the...
  • Report contradicts pastor's claim about parishioner's competency

    Report contradicts pastor's claim about parishioner's competency
    A new medical study challenges the account of a Northwest Side Catholic priest who says a 93-year-old parishioner was mentally competent when she made him trustee of her home last year. The widow "suffered from dementia from as early as January 2008,"...
  • Sex-offending doctors left on honor system

    Sex-offending doctors left on honor system
    State regulators waited nearly six years after Timothy Johnson was convicted of battery of a teenage patient to place the chiropractor on professional probation. Johnson, who allegedly fondled the girl in his office, is now required to have a chaperone...
  • Door opens to business compensation for G-8, NATO, then quickly shuts

    Door opens to business compensation for G-8, NATO, then quickly shuts
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the door Thursday to compensating businesses affected by security restrictions during the May G-8 and NATO summits, but the mayor's office and the city's host committee later said there are no such plans. The confusion came as...
  • Attorneys in Burge suit demand deposition from Daley

    Attorneys in Burge suit demand deposition from Daley
    Lawyers in a Chicago police torture case want a federal judge to force former MayorRichard M. Daleyto sit for questioning about his knowledge of suspects interrogated by detectives commanded by Jon Burge. A motion filed Tuesday by lawyers for Michael...
  • Father calls for state's attorney to prosecute officer who shot his son

    Father calls for state's attorney to prosecute officer who shot his son
    The father of an unarmed man shot and killed by a Chicago police officer over the summer called Wednesday for Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to bring criminal charges against the officer. Speaking with a microphone at Daley Plaza while...
  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. "Childhood Cough Is Given...
  • Late flu season hits Illinois

    Late flu season hits Illinois
    The breezes are balmy, green shoots are poking up through the dirt, people are wearing shorts. What could possibly put a damper on the bliss of spring? The flu. Off to its latest start in 29 years, influenza season has arrived in the U.S., including...
  • Vegging out: Get kids and teens to eat more plants

    Vegging out: Get kids and teens to eat more plants
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a post on nutrition topics for The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Faith Hicks weighs in on encouraging kids to eat...
  • Ospreys make a comeback in Cook County

    Ospreys make a comeback in Cook County
    Mom and Dad were not happy. Shrieking, circling, diving, they warned the man in the cherry picker to leave their chick, high up in the nest, alone. It was likely the first baby for these osprey parents, after all. But Chris Anchor, a wildlife biologist...