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From the Cook County (Illinois) Board of Commissioner's web site.

http://www.co.cook.il.us/secretary/HomePage_Links/about_the_cook_county_board_of_c.htm

"It was the 54th county established in Illinois (on January 15, 1831) and was named after Daniel Pope Cook, one of the earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history."

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