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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cook County, Illinois
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cook-County,-Illinois   (1141 words)

  
  Cook County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cook_County,_Illinois   (986 words)

  
 Cook County State's Attorney's Office
The mission of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is to secure justice, promote the public health and safety, and serve as the legal representatives of the nation's second largest county.
Cook County now has a victim notification system that can notify victims, witnesses or other concerned parties of a defendant’s release from the Cook County Jail and can provide the status of court dates.
On November 2, 2006, Cook County State’s Attorney Richard A. Devine made a presentation to the Cook County Board requesting that the Board rectify the unfairness in the County’s salary structure that grants higher salaries to Assistant Public Defenders than to Assistant State’s Attorneys with similar experience and tenure.
www.statesattorney.org   (559 words)

  
 Cook County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Organized with approximately 100 residents in 1831, Cook County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
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.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 31.70% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
www.chicagoheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Cook_County,_Illinois   (835 words)

  
 Cook County, Illinois - dKosopedia
Cook County is a county located in the U.S. State of Illinois.
As of 2000, the population is 5,376,741, making it the second largest county by population in the U.S., as well as the largest in Illinois, both in population and area.
The county seat is Chicago, the principal city of its metropolitan area, Chicagoland.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Cook_County,_Illinois   (606 words)

  
 Property Tax Classification in Cook County, Illinois
This is the situation currently facing Cook County and the city of Chicago, and was the subject of a conference led by Therese McGuire of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Illinois has long operated under the twin principles of uniformity and universality for both real and personal property, and both principles were incorporated into the Illinois Constitution of 1870.
Cook County's system was thus guaranteed, but the Constitution gave the General Assembly the power to apply limitations because of concerns there would be a crazy quilt of classifications should the collar counties adopt that system.
www.lincolninst.edu /pubs/PubDetail.aspx?pubid=317   (1598 words)

  
 Cook County Illinois Trails
COOK COUNTY, situated in the northeastern section of the State, bordering on Lake Michigan, and being the most easterly of the second tier of counties south of the Wisconsin State line.
Geologists are of the opinion that, previous to the glacial epoch, a large portion of the county lay under the waters of Lake Michigan, which was connected with the Mississippi by the Des Plaines River.
This theory is borne out by the finding of stratified beds of coal and gravel in the eastern and southern portions of the county, either under lying the prairies or assuming the form of ridges.
www.iltrails.org /cook   (487 words)

  
 Glenview, Cook County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glenview is a suburban village located approximately 18 mi (29 km) north of downtown Chicago in Cook County, Illinois.
Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.8% are under the age of 18 and 3.2% are 65 or older.
The school districts that serve Glenview residents are highly regarded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glenview,_Cook_County,_Illinois   (1091 words)

  
 Forms
Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court is making some of the court forms available in its Court Forms Section interactive so that you can fill out the form online and then print out the complete form.
The Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents, including reliance on their contents.
The Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court is working to make all end-user aimed court forms freely available in PDF format.
www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org /Forms/forms.htm   (1356 words)

  
 United States v. Cook County, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But Cook County does not make an argument along these lines, and we therefore proceed on the assumption that sovereign immunity has some bearing on the litigation-- though it should be clear from this discussion that it is only an assumption, which bears examination if a similar problem recurs.
Several counties nonetheless attempted to collect property taxes from the railroad, and an investor filed suit in federal court seeking a declaration that the taxation was impermissible.
Cook County did not file a counterclaim seeking the taxes, interest, or penalties, choosing instead to pursue such judgments in the state court.
lw.bna.com /lw/19990216/981107.htm   (6185 words)

  
 No. 1-04-0449, Kellogg v. Cook County Illinois Officers Electoral Board
Plaintiff, Dennis J. Kellogg, appeals from the trial court's order affirming the decision of the Cook County Illinois Officers Electoral Board (the Electoral Board) that plaintiff could not be listed as a candidate for a judicial vacancy on the Democratic ballot in the March 16, 2004, primary election.
Plaintiff sought judicial review of that decision, and after hearing argument on February 11, 2004, the circuit court of Cook County found the Electoral Board's decision was not against the manifest weight of the evidence.
Sections 4A-101 and 4A-106 of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act require candidates for nomination or election to judicial office to submit verified written statements of their economic interests to the Secretary of State.
www.state.il.us /court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2004/1stDistrict/March/Html/1040449.htm   (1609 words)

  
 Cook County, Illinois (U.S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mounted on the blue band and arranged in a circle shall be 38 small stars, representing the 30 townships within Cook County outside of the City of Chicago, and the eight townships within Chicago.
A 39th star, larger than the others, shall represent Chicago, the county's seat of government, and likewise shall appear on and at the apex of the circular band.
On the white field within the blue band shall appear an outline of the county map, upon which are shown township lines.
www.fotw.net /flags/us-il-ck.html   (324 words)

  
 Municipalities in Cook County
The population combined exceeds 5.3 million persons, making Cook County the second most populous county in the nation and the 19th largest government in the United States, with the largest unified criminal justice system and the third largest public health system.
Of the 138 municipalities in Cook County, 63 are
Illinois General Assembly specifically denies or limits a home rule power by a law approved by the vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house).
www.co.cook.il.us /secretary/HomePage_Links/municipalities_in_cook_county.htm   (452 words)

  
 Cook County Illinois Weather by Illiniweather.com
University of Kentucky Cook County An excellent digest of Weather data for the Cook County Area from the University of Kentucky.
Cook County Weather by USWX An excellent source for current conditions, forecast and numerous Cook County links.
Cook County School Cancellation News Check here to see if winter weather has closed the schools in the Cook County area.
illiniweather.com /counties/cook.htm   (551 words)

  
 Northwest Cook County Group, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club
Cook County United is a tri-group effort by the Chicago, Northwest Cook and Sauk-Calumet Groups to bring activists together who are interested in working on environmental issues at the county level.
We are rich in public lands with 67,000 acres in county control, but are poor when it comes to having enough county-level politicians who care about the environment.
Cook County, that is. The three united Sierra Club groups have ambitious plans for improving land management and protection, nature education and stewardship in the Cook County forest preserves and are looking for a core of volunteers interested in making these plans happen.
illinois.sierraclub.org /NWCook/cookcountyunited.htm   (656 words)

  
 In the News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Chicago, we need look no further than our own Cook County Jail to see the ease with which guards and accountable officials escape punishment when the mistreatment is local.
A jail investigator determined that the guards' misconduct was covered up by Cook County medical personnel, who filed false reports and refused or delayed treatment to the prisoners, and by the Cook County inspector general, who refused to cooperate with the investigation.
The second group of accountable officials is the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
www.law.uchicago.edu /news/snyder_prison.html   (899 words)

  
 Ebony: Chicago's `Mr. President' - Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioners President John H. Stroger Jr
HE is the chief executive of one of the most significant counties in the nation--a 17-district, multicity territory with a larger population and a bigger budget than 35 states.
Yet for all the power and prestige of his current post, John H. Stroger Jr., the 70-year-old president of the Board of Commissioners of Illinois' Cook County (which includes Chicago), remains as personal and personable as he was when he was a mere foot-soldier in the often brutal battlefield that is Chicago politics.
Stroger, who is in his 30th year on the Cook County Board and mid-way through his second four-year term as president, cut his political teeth in Chicago's powerful Democratic machine under the tutelage of his mentor, the late Congressman Ralph H. Metcalfe.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1077/is_6_55/ai_61619019   (461 words)

  
 Cook County, IL
Included in the budget are plans for a new revenue package to fill the County’s $239 million deficit while addressing the County’s chronic structural deficit and investing in measures to bolster the County’s delivery of core services.
Cook County released video interviews today documenting the costs and consequences of the County’s structural deficit – the gap between the cost of preserving current services and the annual revenue the County actually collects to pay for those services.
September 11, 2007, Cook County Board President Todd H. Stroger demonstrated hi-tech vehicles designed to perform a variety of critical services, such as streaming real time video to first responders as part of the Cook County’s ongoing efforts to enhance emergency radio and data communications.
www.co.cook.il.us   (951 words)

  
 Cook County, Illinois IL, county profile - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Cook County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.
The county is in the Chicago metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 5,327,777.
This was a decrease of -.91% from the 2000 census.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=6032   (639 words)

  
 Government Offices in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
The Cook County Clerk's office maintains all records for the courts and files all court paperwork.
Main website for Cook County, the second largest county in the country, encompassing 950 square miles and 133 municipalities (including the City of Chicago) and serving over 6 million residents.
The assessor's office oversees the assessment of all property in Cook County.
www.thelocaltourist.com /Government.htm   (565 words)

  
 Cook County Chicago, Illinois (Counties)
Cook county is more than just Chicago, the county seat.
Cook county has a rich and storied history.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 5,192,326, an increase of 87,282 over the 1990 census.
www.ohwy.com /il/y/y17031.htm   (184 words)

  
 Shooting Industry: Politics & gun control - Cook County, Illinois
Forty Cook County, Ill., gun shop owners currently are locked in a crucial legal battle that they say could have broad implications for dealers and the firearms industry nationwide - especially if they lose.
The owners, who have formed a group called the Illinois Sporting Goods Association (ISGA), are battling a new ordinance passed by the Cook County Board on July 7, last year.
Seeing that he was going to lose at the appellate level also, Cook County Board president Richard Phelan apparently decided to try to plug up the loopholes in the old law and draw up a new, tougher ordinance.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3197/is_n2_v40/ai_16673398   (512 words)

  
 Cook County Illinois Marriage License Laws - Requirements
Cook County Illinois Marriage License Laws - Requirements
Both the bride and groom must appear in person to apply for the license.
State and county marriage license requirements often change.
www.usmarriagelaws.com /united_states/illinois/cook.shtml   (134 words)

  
 Cook County GED Testing Program Home Page
If you are outside of Cook County but in Illinois, you will need to contact the Regional Office of Education in the county in which you live.
If you are outside of Illinois, you will need to contact the Department of Education for the state in which you live.
If you previously took the GED Test in Cook County and you would like a transcript of your scores (or) a duplicate certificate click here to download the English request form or click here to download the Spanish request form and follow the directions on it.
www.cookcountyged.org /index.html   (642 words)

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