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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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  • Evanston alderman to leave council for judge position

     
    Evanston’s 2nd Ward Ald., Lionel Jean Baptiste, will resign his city council seat for a position as Circuit Judge of Cook County, 9th Subcircuit. His …...
  • Animals removed from Painted Pastures Friday to alleviate overcrowding

     
    Cook County Animal Control appeared to be removing an unknown number of animals from Painted Pastures Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Tinley Park Friday afternoon. …...
  • Opinion divided on Centegra hospital plan

     
    Centegra Health System's plan to build a hospital in Huntley was subjected for the first time Wednesday to public reaction, and it generally was split …...
  • Quinn signs crackdown on organized store thieves

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 4:10 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today signed legislation designed to stymie habitual thieves who steal merchandise from stores, and improve their chances of erasing their records if they behave. The new law takes aim at......
  • Cook County seniors get two more weeks to apply for property tax exemption

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 3:15 p.m. The deadline for senior citizens in Cook County to apply for a property tax exemption has been extended by two weeks because the response so far has not been strong, Assessor Joseph Berrios......
  • D135 superintendent not ready to weigh in on consolidating districts

     
    District 135 Superintendent Paul Howell is in a wait-and-see mode when it comes to talk of lowering school districts significantly in Illinois. He doesn't endorse …...
  • Lane closures set on Arlington Heights Road

     
    Drivers who regularly use Arlington Heights Road may want to find another route as two construction projects starting soon will  make travel a pain. The …...
  • Emanuel, Daley split on Quinn's death penalty ban

     
    Posted by Tribune staff at 12:30 p.m. Reactions are rolling in from Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to ban the death penalty in Illinois: *Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he supports Gov. Pat Quinn decision to sign the death penalty ban. "It's......
  • Quinn signs death penalty ban, commutes 15 death row sentences to life

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 11:59 a.m.; last updated at 12:41 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a historic ban on the death penalty in Illinois and commuted the sentences of 15 death row inmates to......
  • Chicago's Clarence Darrow on the death penalty

     
    Famed Chicago attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) will be honored Sunday, the anniversary of his death, at 10 a..m. at the Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park. A wreath will be tossed on the waters where his ashes were strewn and attendees......
  • Moylan appoints 2 new library trustees

     
    Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan has appointed two new library trustees who are poised to replace library board members Myrtle Klebe and John Robinson. Richard …...