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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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  • Emergency action to restrict ex-area doctor who allegedly preyed on patients

    The Arizona Medical Board has taken emergency action to restrict the license of Allan Aven, a doctor who practiced in the Chicago area for decades, after a psychosexual assessment found he "is a danger to female patients and should not see them under...
  • Watchdog Update: Feds probe union pension deals

    Watchdog Update: Feds probe union pension deals
    Federal authorities have begun a criminal investigation into how nearly a dozen union officials became eligible for inflated city pensions, according to subpoenas obtained by the Tribune and WGN-TV through an open-records request. The Chicago municipal...
  • 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...
  • Another Chicago Magazine hits 50

    Another Chicago Magazine hits 50
    Another Chicago Magazine is celebrating its 50th edition with "Another Chicago Issue," a volume of work from local writers. This issue, which is available on Another Chicago Magazine's Web site, anotherchicagomagazine.net, and will be available in...
  • State looking into ex-Bellwood administrator's $252,689-a-year pension

    State pension officials are re-examining the retirement of a west suburban village administrator who the Chicago Tribune revealed was paid $472,255 last year under 10 different job titles, spiking his pension by tens of thousands of dollars. "People here...
  • Home state remains true blue for Obama

    Home state remains true blue for Obama
    Despite the sluggish economy, most Illinois voters approve of Barack Obama's handling of the presidency and the president appears poised for a general election victory in his home state this fall, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. Though the interviews...
  • DCFS director: High caseload problem 'out of hand'

    DCFS director: High caseload problem 'out of hand'
    The caseloads of state child-welfare investigators have "gotten out of hand," climbing so high in many cases that they no longer comply with federal requirements, an official said Wednesday. Richard Calica, the director of the Illinois Department of...
  • Kids sexually assaulted at psychiatric hospitals, reports say

    Two years after state authorities vowed to safeguard youths in psychiatric hospitals from sexual assault, the Tribune identified at least 18 cases of reported rape or sexual abuse at some of the Chicago area's most prominent facilities. Hospitals...
  • Some cabbies pile up tickets — but stay on road

    Some cabbies pile up tickets — but stay on road
    By the time Maxwell Gabriel allegedly crashed his taxi into a pedestrian, he had been stopped 22 times by police in the last 3 1/2 years. According to the citations, Gabriel had sped at twice the posted limit, blown through stop signs and caused three...
  • By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce

    By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce
    At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...
  • In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A.

    In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A.
    When Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramón tell people that Los Angeles has the second largest black population of any U.S. county, the usual response is raised eyebrows and blank stares. "They're shocked," says Hunt, a sociology professor and director of...