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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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  • Sweetened beverages come under fire in new reports

    Sweetened beverages come under fire in new reports
    The soda wars (aka sugar sweetened beverage debates) are erupting in so many different directions, it's hard to know where to start in our update. So we'll give you little sips of them all. First: Today the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity released a...
  • Indeed.com adds resume search

    Indeed.com adds resume search
    A new resume search claims more than 42,000 job hunters in Chicago. Indeed.com launched its open resume search Sept. 14, but the site has been taking resume uploads since February, including imported LinkedIn profiles. For now, the search at indeed.com/...
  • School nurses keep students healthy

    School nurses keep students healthy
    Nurses are everywhere, from doctors' offices to hospitals and in the military. But the nurse in most young people's lives is their school nurse. Stephanie Robinson, the registered nurse at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, has been a nurse for...
  • 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...
  • Chicago AIDS Research Center pools resources

    Chicago AIDS Research Center pools resources
    More than 25 years ago, an announcement was made that a doctor from the National Cancer Institute had isolated the virus that caused acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. That same announcement said that a vaccine for AIDS would be available for...
  • A public health merger in Chicago?

    A public health merger in Chicago?
    Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to take office: a full or partial merger of Chicago and Cook County's health departments. Operating a single health department with broader...
  • Illinois lawmakers target bath salts used as a drug

    Illinois lawmakers target bath salts used as a drug
    Following bans on salvia and synthetic marijuana, Illinois lawmakers are now trying to curb the latest store-bought choice of people looking to get high: bath salts. These are not the Epsom salts that Aunt Ethel used to sprinkle in a warm tub, nor are...
  • Where's the consistency, NHL?

    Where's the consistency, NHL?
    Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw hit a goalie. It was obvious and potentially concussive. The NHL said it was cracking down on hits involving the head. He deserved a suspension. Nashville’s Shea Weber rammed a player’s head into the glass...
  • At Tolliver's barbershop, pondering what 20 years have wrought

    At Tolliver's barbershop, pondering what 20 years have wrought
    It's history they were talking about. The verdict that landed like a slap in the face. The smoke that rose over the city in columns of protest. The rampant looting and savage beatings. They were talking about nothing less than the evolution of a city...
  • 20 years after riots, hope and despair in South L.A.

    20 years after riots, hope and despair in South L.A.
    To think deeply and compassionately about South Los Angeles as we approach the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots is to inhabit a middle ground between optimism and bleak defeat. A lot of good is going on in the inner city. But the last two decades...
  • 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...