The second most populous county in the nation, Cook County is home to the exciting city of Chicago. With so much to experience in Cook County, tourists and home shoppers flock to its many townships to take advantage of such a great location. Containing over 5 million residents, Cook County shares the state's coastline on Lake Michigan with Lake County. The beautiful "windy City" of Chicago is home to such attractions as the Sears Tower, the Magnificent Mile, the Chicago Public Library and Grant Park as well as many wonderful humanitarians, such as Oprah Winfrey and the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Catch a Cubs game a Wrigley Field or watch the Bulls play at the United Center; Chicago has many sporting events to take in.
A hotbed of culture and activity, Chicago has some of the nation's best restaurants, parks and colleges, including Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Many other colleges and universities call Cook County home as well as the Chicago Public Schools Department. With 655 schools in the district, the Chicago Public Schools open their doors to over 408,000 students a day, making it one of the largest districts in the nation. Employing thousands of teachers and staff members, there are countless programs and activities to help enrich the lives of the children in attendance. Always on the cutting edge of technology, many schools are equipped with computers and other ground-breaking tools for learning. There are so many amazing historical and cultural sights and activities to take in among Cook County borders. It’s no wonder so many people continue to call it home.