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Cook County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Cook County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 15, 1831
Seat Chicago
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,635 sq mi (4,235 km²)
946 sq mi (2,450 km²)
689 sq mi (1,785 km²), 42.16%
Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

5,288,655
5,685/sq mi (2,195/km²)
Website: www.cookcountygov.com

Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2006, the population was 5,288,655, making it the second largest county by population in the United States (after Los Angeles County, California), it accounts for 43.3% of the state's population. The county seat is Chicago, the principal city of its metropolitan area; Chicago makes up approximately 54% of the population of the county, the rest being provided by various suburbs. Cook County is the 19th largest government in the United States. Cook County has by far more Democratic Party members than any other Illinois county, and is one of the most Democratic counties in the United States. It has only voted once for a Republican candidate in a Presidential election in the last forty years, in 1972, when county voters preferred Richard Nixon to George McGovern by 53.4% to 46%. Seal of Cook County, Illinois This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... List of the largest counties in the United States (by population). ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Chicagoland redirects here. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Listed are the 102 counties of the state of Illinois. ... GOP redirects here. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Nixon redirects here. ... George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine George Stanley McGovern, (born July 19, 1922) is a former United States Representative, Senator, and Democratic presidential nominee. ...


Cook County's current County Board president is Todd Stroger. Todd H. Stroger (born January 14, 1963) is the Democratic Partys nominee for Cook County, Illinois, Board president and is currently the alderman for the 8th Ward (map) in Chicago. ...

Contents

History

Cook County was created on January 15, 1831 by an act of the Illinois State Legislature. It was the 54th county established in Illinois and was named after Daniel Pope Cook, one of the earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history, who served as the second U.S. Representative from Illinois and the first Attorney General of the State of Illinois. Shortly thereafter, in 1839, DuPage County was carved out of Cook County. is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Illinois General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... Daniel Pope Cook ( 1794- October 16, 1827) was a politician from the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ...


Government

The Circuit Court of Cook County, which is the largest unified court system in the world, disposing of over 6 million cases in 1990 alone, the Cook County Department of Corrections, which is the largest single-site jail in the nation, and the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, the first juvenile center in the nation and one of the largest in the nation, are solely the responsibility of Cook County government. The Cook County Law Library is the second largest county law library in the nation.


The Bureau of Health Services administers the county's public health services and is the second largest public health system in the nation. Three hospitals are part of this system: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Provident Hospital, and Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, along with over 30 outpatient clinics. The John H. Stroger, Jr. ... Oak Forest Hopsital of Cook County is a medical center located in south suburban Oak Forest, Illinois. ...


The Cook County Highway Department is responsible for the design and maintenance of over 578 miles of roadways in the county. These thoroughfares are mostly composed of major and minor arterials, with a few local roads. Although the Highway Department was instrumental in designing many of the expressways in the county, today they are under the jurisdiction of the state. “Miles” redirects here. ...


The Forest Preserve District, organized in 1915, is a separate, independent taxing body, but the Cook County Board of Commissioners also acts as the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners. The District is a belt of 68,000 acres (275 km²) of forest reservations surrounding the City of Chicago. The Brookfield Zoo (managed by the Chicago Zoological Society) and the Chicago Botanic Garden (managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society) are located in the forest preserves. The Cook County Forest Preserves are a network of open spaces, containing forest, prairie, wetland, streams, and lakes, that are set aside as natural areas. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... The Brookfield Zoo is a zoo located in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois. ... Inside the Chicago Botanic Garden; view of a lake and different flora. ...


In the 1980s, Cook County was ground zero to an extensive FBI investigation named Operation Greylord. Ninety-two officials were indicted, including 17 judges, 48 lawyers, 8 policemen, 10 deputy sheriffs, 8 court officials, and 1 state legislator. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Operation Greylord was an FBI investigation of judicial corruption in Cook County, Illinois, in the 1980s. ...


Cook County is the fifth largest employer in Chicago.[1]


In March 2008, the Cook County Board increased sales tax one percent, up to 9 cents in every dollar. This followed a recent quarter-cent increase in mass transit taxing coming into effect in April. In Chicago, the rate increased to 10.25 percent, the steepest of any major metropolitan area in America[2]. In Evanston. In Evanston, sales tax reached 10 percent and Oak Lawn residents will pay 9.5 percent.[3] A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Evanston is the name of several places in the United States of America: Evanston, Illinois Evanston, Indiana Evanston, Ohio Evanston, Wyoming This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Oak Lawn can refer to: Oak Lawn, Illinois Oak Lawn, Dallas, a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Secession movements

To establish more localized government control and policies which reflect the often different values and needs of large suburban sections of the sprawling county, several secession movements have been made over the years which called for certain townships or municipalities to form their own independent counties. For other uses, see Secession (disambiguation). ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ...


In the late 1970s, a movement started which proposed a separation of six northwest suburban townships, Cook County's panhandle (Barrington, Hanover, Palatine, Wheeling, Schaumburg, and Elk Grove) from Cook to form Lincoln County, in honor of the former U.S. president and Illinois resident who ironically does not have an Illinois county named after him.[4] It is likely that Arlington Heights would have been the county seat. This northwest suburban region of Cook is moderately conservative and has a population over 500,000. Local legislators, led by State Senator Dave Regnar, went so far as to propose it as official legislation in the Illinois House. The legislation died, however, before coming to a vote. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Barrington Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Hanover Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Palatine Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Wheeling Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Schaumburg Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Elk Grove Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ... American conservatism is a constellation of political ideologies within the United States under the blanket heading of conservative. ... The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ...


In 2004, Blue Island mayor Donald Peloquin tried to organize a coalition of fifty-five south and southwest suburban municipalities to form a new county, also proposing the name Lincoln County. The county would include everything south of Burbank, stretching as far west as Orland Park, as far east as Calumet City, and as far south as Matteson, covering an expansive area with a population of over one million residents. Peloquin cited that the south suburbs are often shunned by the city and blamed the Chicago-centric policies of Cook County government for failing to jumpstart the long-depressed local economy of the south suburban region. Pending sufficient interest from local communities, Peloquin planned a petition drive to place a question regarding the secession on the general election ballot.[5] Incorporated City in 1900. ... Incorporated City in 1970. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Matteson is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,635 square miles (4,235 km²), of which 946 square miles (2,449 km²) is land and 689 square miles (1,785 km²) (42.16%) is water, most of it in Lake Michigan. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. ...


Adjacent counties

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Berrien County is a county located in the extreme southwest of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Porter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... McHenry County is located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

Demographics

Cook County
Population by year
[6]

2006 - 5,288,655
2000 - 5,376,741
1990 - 5,105,067
1980 - 5,253,655
1970 - 5,492,369
1960 - 5,129,725
1950 - 4,508,792
1940 - 4,063,342
1930 - 3,982,123
1920 - 3,053,017
1910 - 2,405,233
1900 - 1,838,735
1890 - 1,191,922
1880 - 607,524
1870 - 349,966
1860 - 144,954
1850 - 43,385
1840 - 10,201
2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ...

2000 census age pyramid for Cook County
2000 census age pyramid for Cook County

As of the 2000 Census[7], there were 5,376,741 people, 1,974,181 households, and 1,269,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 5,686 people per square mile (2,195/km²). There were 2,096,121 housing units at an average density of 2,216 per square mile (856/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 56.27% White, 26.14% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 4.84% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.88% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. 19.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 9.1% were of Polish, 8.1% German, 7.9% Irish and 5.7% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 17.63% reported speaking Spanish at home; 3.13% speak Polish [1]. Image File history File links USA_Cook_County,_Illinois_age_pyramid. ... Image File history File links USA_Cook_County,_Illinois_age_pyramid. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Whites redirects here. ... Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Pacific Islands (or Pacific Person, pl: Pacific People, also called Oceanic[s]), is a geographic term used in several places, such as New Zealand and the United States, to describe the inhabitants of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... You may also be looking for the plural of the word pole. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


2005 Census estimates placed the non-Hispanic white popuation of Cook County at 45.4% of the total population of the county. Other racial groups were African-Americans at 26.4%, Latinos at 22.2% and Asians at 5.5%.[8] 2006 estimates showed the non-Hispanic white percentage of the population down to 44.7%.[9]


According to the 2000 Census there were 1,974,181 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.38. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $45,922, and the median income for a family was $53,784. Males had a median income of $40,690 versus $31,298 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,227. About 10.6% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


According to Census Bureau estimates, the county's population was down to 5,303,683 in 2005 [2].


Politics

Presidential Election Results 1960-2004
Year Democrat Republican
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

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Townships

Suburban townships by population

Thornton Township is a township located in Cook County, in the state of Illinois. ... Wheeling Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Proviso Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Worth Township is a township in Cook County, Illinois, United States to the southwest of Chicago. ... Maine Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Schaumburg Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Palatine Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Bremen Township is located in Southern Cook County, Illinois. ... Lyons Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Niles Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Elk Grove Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Leyden Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Bloom Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Orland Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Cicero Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Hanover Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Northfield Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Evanston Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Rich Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... New Trier Township is a township located north of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. ... Berwyn Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Palos Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Oak Park Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Stickney Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Norwood Park Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Calumet Brookville Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Lemont Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Riverside Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Barrington Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... River Forest Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

Chicago townships

The city of Chicago had a population of 2,896,016 as of the 2000 Census. Its eight former townships and annexed parts of others no longer have any formal structure or responsibility since their annexation, but their names and boundaries are still used by Cook County for tax assessment purposes.

Calumet Brookville Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Cicero Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Hyde Park Township, Cook County, Illinois is the former incorporated township in Cook County, Illinois, United States that existed as a separate municipality from 1861 until 1889 when it was annexed into Chicago, IL.[1] Its borders are Pershing Road (formerly 39th Street) on the north, State Street on the... Leyden Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Maine Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Norwood Park Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Stickney Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

Communities

Cities

Incorporated City in 1902. ... Incorporated City in 1900. ... Incorporated City in 1970. ... Bridgeview is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... OHare, located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the citys 77 official community areas. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Chicago Heights is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Country Club Hills is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1960. ... Incorporated City in 1925. ... Incorporated City in 1854. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... Harvey is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Hickory Hills is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Markham is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Northlake is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1900. ... Incorporated Village in 1909. ... Incorporated City in 1959. ... Palos Hills is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... The City of Park Ridge The city of Park Ridge is an affluent suburb of Chicago in Cook County in the United States. ... Rolling Meadows is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ...

Towns

Incorporated Village in 1912. ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ...

Villages

Incorporated Village in 1927. ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ... Incorporated Village in 1865. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1957. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... McHenry County is located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Bedford Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Bellwood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1884. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1924. ... Incorporated Village in 1965. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Bridgeview is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Broadview is located in Cook County, Illinois Broadview is a village located in Cook County, Illinois 13 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. ... Demographics As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,085 people, 7,536 households, and 5,034 families residing in the village. ... Incorporated Village in 1958. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Burnham is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Chicago Ridge is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1928. ... Deer Park is a village located in Cook and Lake County. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1903. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Dixmoor is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ... Incorporated Village in 1871. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... East Hazel Crest is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1914. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ... Incorporated Village in 1924. ... Incorporated Village in 1949. ... Incorporated Village in 1907. ... Forest View is a blue-collar village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1879. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Glenwood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1928. ... Incorporated Village in 1958. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Harwood Heights is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1911. ... Hillside is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Hinsdale is an affluent Chicago suburb located in Cook County and DuPage County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Hodgkins is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located primarily in Cook County and a small section in Kane County, Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Hometown is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Homewood is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Indian Head Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Inverness is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Justice is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1889. ... Downtown La Grange, Illinois La Grange is a suburb of Chicago in Cook County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... La Grange Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... Incorporated Village in 1922. ... Lynwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Lyons is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Matteson is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Maywood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... McCook is a suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Melrose Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Merrionette Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1927. ... Morton Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Mount Prospect, part of Elk Grove Township, is a village located in Cook County, Illinois about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Norridge is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... North Riverside is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1901. ... Northfield is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately fifteen miles north of Chicago. ... Incorporated Village in 1909. ... Downtown (Oak Park Avenue) Ernest Hemingway Museum Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... Olympia Fields is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1961. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Palatine is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Palos Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Park Forest is a village located in Cook County and Will County, Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Phoenix is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Posen is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Prospect Heights is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Richton Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... River Forest is a suburban village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... River Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Incorporated Village in 1875. ... Incorporated Village in 1917. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook and DuPage Government  - Mayor Gayle Smolinski Area  - City  5. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Rosemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, founded in 1956. ... Sauk Village is a village in Cook County and small parcel south of 231st St. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Coordinates: , Incorporated March 7, 1956 Government  - Village President Al Larson Area  - Village 49. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Schiller Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... For the film of the same name, see Skokie (Movie). ... South Barrington is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... South Chicago Heights is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Steger is a village located in Cook and Will County, Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Stickney is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Stone Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Streamwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Summit is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Thornton is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... University Park is a village located in Cook County and Will County, Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Westchester is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Western Springs is an affluent suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Wheeling is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Willow Springs is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... US Baháí House of Worship in Wilmette Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Incorporated Village in 1959. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1914. ...

Pop culture references

  • In the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers, the title characters are racing to the offices of the Assessor of Cook County to pay the back taxes owed by the orphanage in which they grew up. In reality, however, back taxes are paid in the Office of the Cook County Treasurer, and church-owned property is tax exempt anyway. Murphy Dunne, who played the pianist in the movie, is the son of then Cook County Board President George Dunne.[10]
  • In the film The Fugitive, jail visitation is placed not in the jail but in the County Building, again for better visual effect. This film also places the lead character in the old Cook County Hospital for some key scenes.
  • In “Otis”, an episode of the television series Prison Break, LJ Burrows is sent to a court hearing at the Cook County Courthouse, while his father, Lincoln Burrows, and his uncle, Michael Scofield, attempt to take him out of custody by extracting him while he is in the elevator.
  • In the film Chicago, Roxie is sent to the Cook County Jail.

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a Saturday Night Live musical sketch. ... Murphy Dunne (b. ... For the TV series, see The Fugitive (TV series). ... Otis is the twenty-fourth episode of television series Prison Break; it is the second episode of the second season. ... This article is about a television series. ... Lincoln Burrows, Jr. ... Lincoln Burrows, played by Dominic Purcell, is a protagonist of the American television series, Prison Break. ... Michael Scofield is the fictional main protagonist in the American television series, Prison Break. ... This article is about the 2002 film. ...

References

  1. ^ All the extra cost will be no small change. Chicago Tribune (2008). Retrieved on 2008-03-02.
  2. ^ Second City No More. Wall Street Journal (2008-03-05). Retrieved on 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ Communications, Inc. Chicago's Largest Employers. ChicagoBusiness.
  4. ^ Cleveland, Charles (September 1977). "Carving another county out of Cook". Illinois Issues. 
  5. ^ Blue Island mayor wants to create "Lincoln County". WLS-TV News (abc7chicago.com) (2004-6-25).
  6. ^ Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 
  7. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Cook County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
  9. ^ 2006 Census Estimate Map
  10. ^ Resolution of the Cook County Board. Cook County Clerk (2006-11-14). Biography of Murphy Dunne. Internet Movie Database, IMDb.com.

7. Source: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/3716.html 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Coordinates: 41°48′N, 87°43′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Cook County has by far more Democratic Party members than any other Illinois county, and is one of the most Democratic counties in the United States.
The county seat is Chicago, the principal city of its metropolitan area, Chicagoland; Chicago makes up about 54% of the population of the county, the rest being provided by various suburbs, and Cook county itself makes up 43.3% of the state population as of 2000.
It was the 54th county established in Illinois and was named after Daniel Pope Cook, one of the earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history who served as the first U.S. representative from Illinois and the first Attorney General of the State of Illinois.
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The county seat is Chicago, the principal city of its metropolitan area, Chicagoland; Chicago makes up about 54% of the population of the county, the rest being provided by various suburbs, and Cook county itself makes up 43.3% of the state population as of 2000.
It was the 54th county established in Illinois and was named after Daniel Pope Cook, one of the earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history who served as the first U.S. representative from Illinois and the first Attorney General of the State of Illinois.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older.
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