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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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Aurora

Aurora
Sprawling over 40 square miles and four counties, Illinois ' second-largest city is transforming its once-industrial downtown and reversing its down-at-the-heels image. Read more about Aurora, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Aurora.
Sprawling over 40 square miles and four counties, Illinois ' second-largest city is transforming its once-industrial downtown and reversing its down-at-the-heels image. Read more about Aurora, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Aurora.
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  • Theater preservationists remember 'visionary' Shepardson

    Theater preservationists remember 'visionary' Shepardson
    Supporters of the renovation of the Wheaton Grand Theater are mourning the loss of a man whose vision guided much of the efforts to preserve the historic movie house and others around the country. Ray Shepardson, 70, of Wheaton, died on Monday night...
  • Dist. 204 launches iPhone app

     Dist. 204 launches iPhone app
    Indian Prairie Unit District 204 families can now check everything from grades to lunch menus using their smartphones. The Aurora-based district has launched an app for iPhones and plans to unveil another for Android phones in August, according to a...
  • Man in prison for 1 kidnapping is sentenced in 2nd

    Man in prison for 1 kidnapping is sentenced in 2nd
    An Aurora man already serving prison time in the 2011 kidnapping of a woman in River Forest has been sentenced to 35 years in another kidnapping and beating of a woman earlier the same day, authorities said. Tracy S. Taylor, 46, of the 2400 block of...
  • Police reports: Stolen razors, damaged lawn ornaments, and more

    Police reports: Stolen razors, damaged lawn ornaments, and more
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: A school door in the 1000 block of River Oak Drive was damaged by a projectile about 11:40 a.m. April 29. Eight packages of razors valued at a combined $92.69 were stolen from a business...
  • Boy, 13, brought family member's loaded gun to school

    Boy, 13, brought family member's loaded gun to school
    The student who brought a loaded revolver to his Aurora middle school had taken the weapon from a locked gun case at his residence, police said today. The boy, 13, made his initial juvenile court appearance in Kane County as teachers and...
  • Area high schools ranked among best

    Area high schools ranked among best
    Five area high schools made U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the country's best. U.S. News profiled more than 19,000 public schools across the country and ranked the highest 4,707 based on state test scores and college readiness. Here's how...
  • Aurora man dies in ATV accident

    Aurora man dies in ATV accident
    An Aurora man was killed when his ATV struck a culvert in west Kane County, sheriff’s police said today. Police identified the victim as Christopher Harner, 44, of the 1700 block of Garfield Avenue. Harner was riding his all-terrain vehicle at...
  • Dozens of road projects slated for spring, summer in Naperville

    With 145 road resurfacing projects scheduled for this year, Naperville city officials say they hope to minimize the inconvenience to residents. Also underway are numerous other projects along Naperville roadways like the Route 59 expansion, the lining...
  • Kane County voters reject disability tax

    Kane County voters reject disability tax
    Kane County residents voted against a 0.1 percent property tax that would have generated about $12 million annually to fund services for the developmentally disabled. With all precincts reporting, 63.8 percent voted no on the proposal Tuesday, according...
  • Kelley, Kaupas to face off for sheriff's election

    Kelley, Kaupas to face off for sheriff's election
    A detective and a deputy chief each appeared to have secured wins Tuesday night in the Democratic and Republican primaries leading up to November's Will County sheriff election. Will County Sheriff's Detective Mike Kelley declared victory in the...
  • Naperville police blotter: March 19

    Naperville police blotter: March 19
    The following items were taken from Naperville police reports: NAPERVILLE •A vehicle was stolen from the 1600 block of West Diehl Road between 9 and 11 p.m. March 6. •A person was cited for possession of cannabis about 11:47 a.m. March 7...