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Cook County, Illinois

Cook County Illinois
Administration
Full nameCook County, Illinois
Official nameCook County, Illinois
Settlement typeCounty
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
RegionNorthern Illinois
Metro areaChicago metropolitan area
IncorporatedJanuary 15, 1831
Named forDaniel Cook
Government
County seatChicago
PresidentToni R. Preckwinkle
Geography
Total Area1635 sq mi (4234.7 km2)
Land Area946 sq mi (2450.1 km2)
Water Area689 sq mi (1784.5 km2)
Demography
Density (pop.)2119.6/km2 (5491.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCentral Standard Time (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

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Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois, with its county seat in Chicago. It is the second most populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County. The county has 5,194,675 residents, which is 40.5% of all Illinois residents. Cook County's population is larger than that of 29 individual U.S. states and the combined populations of the seven smallest US states. There are over 130 incorporated municipalities in Cook County, the largest of which is Chicago, which makes up approximately 54% of the population of the county. That part of the county which lies outside of the Chicago city limits is divided into 30 townships. Geographically the county is the fifth largest in Illinois by land area and shares the state's Lake Michigan shoreline with Lake County. Cook County is mainly urban and densely populated, containing the city of Chicago and many suburbs. However, there are still some semi-rural areas near the outskirts of the county.

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Hearing on Cook Co. hospital closure gets noisy - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek---Cook County- Health and Hospitals System is the largest provider of health care to -Illinois-' poor and uninsured. It's struggling with rising medical costs, declining federal help, dependence on -Illinois-' Medicaid system a - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:42:32 GMT+00:00
Lesbian activist named to Far North Side House seat - Chicago Tribune (blog) Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune (blog)--A lesbian activist and longtime employee with the -Cook County- state's attorney's office has been appointed to represent the city's far North Side in the -Illinois- House. Kelly Cassidy, 42, will take over as repres - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:50:07 GMT+00:00
Suburban Chicago teenager gets 15 years for hammer attack on man, blinding him - The Republic Tweet this news
The Republic--In rejecting public defender Jerome Barrido's plea for leniency, -Cook County- Judge Richard Walsh said the sentence was intended to balance a hope for rehabilitation with the public's protection and justice for Thakkar.--- - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 08:06:50 GMT+00:00
FTC files suit against acai berry marketing websites - Chicago Sun-Times Tweet this news
Chicago Sun-Times---Illinois- Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan said in a related announcement that her office has filed suit in -Cook County- Circuit Court against a south suburban man for fraudulently marketing acai berry diets and other products online. The fede - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:23:25 GMT+00:00
Patients face charity hospital's likely closure - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek---Cook County- is the largest provider of health care to -Illinois-' poor and uninsured, but is struggling under rising medical costs, declining federal help, dependence on -Illinois-' Medicaid system and patients who can't pay - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 11:40:06 GMT+00:00
Gaming board member quits for judgeship - Chicago Tribune (blog) Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune (blog)--One of -Illinois- top gambling regulators is leaving his post to go back to the bench as a -Cook County- judge. James E. Sullivan announced he'd be leaving his spot on the -Illinois- Gaming Board on Wednesday. Sullivan told ot - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:03:22 GMT+00:00
Average gas price goes above $4 a gallon in Illinois - The State Journal-Register Tweet this news
The State Journal-Register--By Staff reports The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is above $4 in -Illinois- for the first time since 2008, AAA Chicago reported Thursday. Prices in -Cook County-, where the average is $4.20 - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:23:45 GMT+00:00
State: Proponents see growing support for concealed carry - Kankakee Daily Journal Tweet this news
Kankakee Daily Journal--"We've been asked by some -Cook County- legislators about maybe making some deals. "I really believe we're close to 70 (votes). We're getting there all the time." Phelps said he hopes to ca - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:07:21 GMT+00:00
Cook County has new policy for transgender inmates - Chicago Tribune Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune--Owen Daniel-McCarter, project attorney with the Transformative Justice Law Project of -Illinois-, said his transgender clients at -Cook County- Jail have "faced really horrendous treatment there across the board," includ - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:13:35 GMT+00:00
Living in Cook County could be hazardous to your health - nwitimes.com Tweet this news
nwitimes.com--CHICAGO | -Cook County- is one of the least healthy counties in -Illinois-, according to a recently released national study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. For the second year in a row, Cook ranked in t - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 22:18:27 GMT+00:00

Presidential Election Results 1960-2008
Year Democrat Republican
2008 76.48% 1,582,973 23.05% 477,038
2004 70.25% 1,439,724 29.15% 597,405
2000 68.63% 1,280,547 28.65% 534,542
1996 66.79% 1,153,289 26.73% 461,557
1992 58.21% 1,249,533 28.20% 605,300
1988 55.77% 1,129,973 43.36% 878,582
1984 51.02% 1,112,641 48.40% 1,055,558
1980 51.99% 1,124,584 39.60% 856,574
1976 53.44% 1,180,814 44.69% 987,498
1972 46.01% 1,063,268 53.41% 1,234,307
1968 50.56% 1,181,316 41.11% 960,493
1964 63.18% 1,537,181 36.82% 895,718
1960 56.37% 1,378,343 43.33% 1,059,607

Major expressways, US and state routes :

Villages :

Municipalities and communities of Cook County, Illinois

County seat: Chicago
CitiesBerwyn * Blue Island * Burbank * Calumet City * Chicago Heights * Chicago * Country Club Hills * Countryside * Des Plaines * Elgin * Elmhurst * Evanston * Harvey * Hickory Hills * Hometown * Markham * Northlake * Oak Forest * Palos Heights * Palos Hills * Park Ridge * Prospect Heights * Rolling Meadows
TownCicero
VillagesAlsip * Arlington Heights * Barrington Hills * Barrington * Bartlett * Bedford Park * Bellwood * Bensenville * Berkeley * Bridgeview * Broadview * Brookfield * Buffalo Grove * Burnham * Burr Ridge * Calumet Park * Chicago Ridge * Crestwood * Deerfield * Deer Park * Dixmoor * Dolton * East Hazel Crest * East Dundee * Elk Grove Village * Elmwood Park * Evergreen Park * Flossmoor * Ford Heights * Forest Park * Forest View * Frankfort * Franklin Park * Glencoe * Glenview * Glenwood * Golf * Hanover Park * Harwood Heights * Hazel Crest * Hillside * Hinsdale * Hodgkins * Hoffman Estates * Homewood * Indian Head Park * Inverness * Justice * Kenilworth * La Grange Park * La Grange * Lansing * Lemont * Lincolnwood * Lynwood * Lyons * Matteson * Maywood * McCook * Melrose Park * Merrionette Park * Midlothian * Morton Grove * Mount Prospect * Niles * Norridge * North Riverside * Northbrook * Northfield * Oak Brook * Oak Lawn * Oak Park * Olympia Fields * Orland Hills * Orland Park * Palatine * Palos Park * Park Forest * Phoenix * Posen * Richton Park * River Forest * River Grove * Riverdale * Riverside * Robbins * Roselle * Rosemont * Sauk Village * Schaumburg * Schiller Park * Skokie * South Barrington * South Chicago Heights * South Holland * Steger * Stickney * Stone Park * Streamwood * Summit * Thornton * Tinley Park * University Park * Westchester * Western Springs * Wheeling * Willow Springs * Wilmette * Winnetka * Woodridge * Worth
TownshipsBarrington * Berwyn * Bloom * Bremen * Calumet * Cicero * Elk Grove * Evanston * Hanover * Lemont * Leyden * Lyons * Maine * New Trier * Niles * Northfield * Norwood Park * Oak Park * Orland * Palatine * Palos * Proviso * Rich * River Forest * Riverside * Schaumburg * Stickney * Thornton * Wheeling * Worth
Unincorporated
communities
Hines * La Grange Highlands * Sutton
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Chicago metropolitan area

Central cityChicago, Illinois
Largest cities
(over 30,000 in 2000)
Aurora, Illinois * Berwyn, Illinois * Calumet City, Illinois * Chicago Heights, Illinois * Crystal Lake, Illinois * DeKalb, Illinois * Des Plaines, Illinois * East Chicago, Indiana * Elgin, Illinois * Elmhurst, Illinois * Evanston, Illinois * Gary, Indiana * Hammond, Indiana * Harvey, Illinois * Highland Park, Illinois * Joliet, Illinois * Kenosha, Wisconsin * Naperville, Illinois * North Chicago, Illinois * Park Ridge, Illinois * Portage, Indiana * St. Charles, Illinois * Waukegan, Illinois * Wheaton, Illinois
Largest towns and villages
(over 30,000 in 2000)
Addison, Illinois * Arlington Heights, Illinois * Bartlett, Illinois * Bolingbrook, Illinois * Buffalo Grove, Illinois * Carol Stream, Illinois * Carpentersville, Illinois * Cicero, Illinois * Downers Grove, Illinois * Elk Grove Village, Illinois * Glendale Heights, Illinois * Glenview, Cook County, Illinois * Hanover Park, Illinois * Hoffman Estates, Illinois * Lombard, Illinois * Merrillville, Indiana * Mount Prospect, Illinois * Mundelein, Illinois * Niles, Illinois * Northbrook, Illinois * Oak Lawn, Illinois * Oak Park, Illinois * Orland Park, Illinois * Palatine, Illinois * Schaumburg, Illinois * Skokie, Illinois * Streamwood, Illinois * Tinley Park, Illinois * Wheeling, Illinois * Woodridge, Illinois
CountiesCook County, Illinois * DeKalb County, Illinois * DuPage County, Illinois * Grundy County, Illinois * Jasper County, Indiana * Kane County, Illinois * Kendall County, Illinois * Kenosha County, Wisconsin * Lake County, Illinois * Lake County, Indiana * McHenry County, Illinois * Newton County, Indiana * Porter County, Indiana * Will County, Illinois
RegionsGreat Lakes * Northern Illinois * Northern Indiana
Sub-regionsChicago Southland * Eastern Ridges and Lowlands * Fox Valley (Illinois) * Golden Corridor * Illinois Technology and Research Corridor * North Shore (Chicago) * Northwest Indiana



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