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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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  • 'Laugh-In' actor's home on the market

    'Laugh-In' actor's home on the market
    The West Hollywood home of actor Alan Sues, who portrayed several wacky characters on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" starting in the late 1960s, is on the market at $1.175 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1927, is entered through a gated courtyard...
  • PASSINGS

    Edward V. Hanrahan Ex-Illinois prosecutor Edward V. Hanrahan, 88, a former Cook County state's attorney in Illinois whose political career was ruined when Chicago police assigned to his office killed two members of the Black Panther Party in 1969,...
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky dies at 75; prolific mystery writer

    Stuart M. Kaminsky dies at 75; prolific mystery writer
    Stuart M. Kaminsky, a writer of impressive range who created four distinctive detectives for series set in Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida and Moscow, has died. He was 75. Kaminsky, who joined the elite of his craft in 2006 when the Mystery Writers of...
  • The L.A. 'village' that raised Hillary Clinton's mother

    She was only 8 years old. Her mother had lost custody of her in a divorce. And her father was putting her and her 3-year-old sister on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles -- by themselves, without adult supervision. It took three days to reach their...
  • R. Kelly's child pornography trial begins

    The paparazzi and TV news crews have spent weeks scouting the Cook County Criminal Court for the perfect spot to shoot arrivals, departures and stand-ups. The judge presiding over the case sought advice from a fellow jurist in Santa Barbara County on...
  • Sun-Times critic won't face arrest warrant for failing to appear

    Sun-Times critic won't face arrest warrant for failing to appear
    There will be no jail time for Jim DeRogatis, but the R. Kelly trial judge ordered the Sun-Times music critic to come to court Wednesday. A subpoena had been issued compelling him to appear Tuesday, but DeRogatis never showed. The newspaper argued the...