Cook County, Illinois

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Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois.wikipedia
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Chicago

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Its county seat is Chicago, the most populous city in Illinois and the third-most-populous city in the United States.
Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the US, with a small portion of the northwest side of the city extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport.

Elgin, Illinois

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Cook County is included in the Chicago–Naperville–Elgin, IL–IN–WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois.

Lake County, Illinois

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It shares the state's Lake Michigan shoreline with Lake County.
According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 703,462, making it the third-most populous county in Illinois after nearby Cook and DuPage Counties.

List of the most populous counties in the United States

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It is the second-most-populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California.

Chicago metropolitan area

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Cook County is included in the Chicago–Naperville–Elgin, IL–IN–WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Today, the Chicago Tribune's usage includes the city of Chicago, the rest of Cook County, eight nearby Illinois counties (Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Will, and Kankakee), and the two Indiana counties of Lake and Porter.

Collar counties

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It is surrounded by what are known as the five collar counties.
The expression the collar counties is a colloquialism for the five counties of Illinois that border Chicago's Cook County.

DuPage County, Illinois

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In 1839, DuPage County was carved out of Cook County.
DuPage County was formed on February 9, 1839 out of Cook County.

Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County's current County Board president is Toni Preckwinkle.
Toni Lynn Preckwinkle (née Reed; born March 17, 1947 ) is an American politician and the current Cook County Board President in Cook County, Illinois, United States.

Daniel Pope Cook

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It was the 54th county established in Illinois and was named after Daniel Cook, one of the earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history.
Cook County, Illinois, is named after him.

Cook County Board of Commissioners

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Cook County's current County Board president is Toni Preckwinkle. The government of Cook County is primarily composed of the Board of Commissioners, other elected officials such as the Sheriff, State's Attorney, Treasurer, Board of Review, Clerk, Assessor, Recorder, Circuit Court judges, and Circuit Court Clerk, as well as numerous other officers and entities.
Cook County, which includes the City of Chicago, is the United States' second-largest county with a population of 5.2 million residents.

Evanston, Illinois

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In Evanston, sales tax reached 10 percent and Oak Lawn residents pay 9.5 percent.
Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 12 mi north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north.

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Gardens
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 Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385 acre living plant museum situated on nine islands in the Cook County Forest Preserves.

Oak Lawn, Illinois

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In Evanston, sales tax reached 10 percent and Oak Lawn residents pay 9.5 percent.
Oak Lawn is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States.

Cook County State's Attorney

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The government of Cook County is primarily composed of the Board of Commissioners, other elected officials such as the Sheriff, State's Attorney, Treasurer, Board of Review, Clerk, Assessor, Recorder, Circuit Court judges, and Circuit Court Clerk, as well as numerous other officers and entities.
The Cook County State's Attorney functions as the State of Illinois's district attorney for Cook County, Illinois, and heads the second largest prosecutor's office in the United States.

Naperville, Illinois

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Cook County is included in the Chicago–Naperville–Elgin, IL–IN–WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
After DuPage County was split from Cook County in 1839, Naper's Settlement became the DuPage county seat, a distinction it held until 1868.

Cook County Sheriff's Office

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The government of Cook County is primarily composed of the Board of Commissioners, other elected officials such as the Sheriff, State's Attorney, Treasurer, Board of Review, Clerk, Assessor, Recorder, Circuit Court judges, and Circuit Court Clerk, as well as numerous other officers and entities.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office is the principal law enforcement agency that serves Cook County, Illinois.

Cook County Democratic Party

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The Cook County Democratic Party represents Democratic voters in 50 wards in the city of Chicago and 30 suburban townships of Cook County.
The Cook County Democratic Party is a political party which represents voters in 50 wards in the city of Chicago and 30 suburban townships of Cook County.

Cook County Jail

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The Cook County Department of Corrections, also known as the Cook County Jail, is the largest single-site jail in the nation.
Operated by the government of Cook County and located at 2700 South California Avenue, it houses about 6500 prisoners and employs 3900 law enforcement officials and 7000 civilian employees.

2000 United States presidential election in Illinois

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Gore's key to victory was Cook County, home of Chicago, by far the most populous county in the state and one of the most populated counties in the nation.

2004 United States presidential election in Illinois

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Kerry's victory in Illinois was primarily due to carrying seventy percent of the vote in the Chicago area's Cook County, where about 43 percent of Illinois' population resides.

Illinois Attorney General

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He served as the second U.S. Representative from Illinois and the state's first Attorney General.
Cook County was named in his honor.

1972 United States presidential election in Illinois

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This election is the most recent in which Cook County voted Republican, the only Republican victory in St. Clair County since Calvin Coolidge in 1924, and the last until 2016 when Alexander County supported a Republican nominee.

Illinois circuit courts

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The government of Cook County is primarily composed of the Board of Commissioners, other elected officials such as the Sheriff, State's Attorney, Treasurer, Board of Review, Clerk, Assessor, Recorder, Circuit Court judges, and Circuit Court Clerk, as well as numerous other officers and entities.
The jurisdiction of six of these circuits courts are solely within the confines of a single county; these are Cook, Kane, Will, DuPage, Lake, and McHenry (all Chicago metropolitan area counties).

Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County

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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 clinics.
It is part of the Cook County Bureau of Health Services, which also includes the more prominent and newer John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Operation Greylord

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In the 1980s, Cook County was ground zero to an extensive FBI investigation called Operation Greylord.
Operation Greylord was an investigation conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Chicago Police Department Internal Affairs Division and the Illinois State Police into corruption in the judiciary of Cook County, Illinois (the Chicago jurisdiction).