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Cook County

Cook County Places & Things Named for Politicians

   Cook County is named for Daniel Pope Cook
   Lucy Flower Park, on West Moffat Street, and Lucy Flower Technical High School (opened, 1911; moved to new building, 1927; renamed Flower Vocational High School, 1956; renamed Lucy Flower Career Academy High School, 1995; closed, 2003), both in Chicago, were named for Lucy L. Flower.
   Sullivan High School (opened 1926), in Chicago, is named for Roger C. Sullivan.
   Corliss High School (opened 1974), in Chicago, is named for George H. Corliss.
   The city of Evanston is named for John Evans.
   George B. Swift School, in Chicago, is named for George B. Swift.
   The village of Morton Grove is named for Levi P. Morton.
   The Harold Washington Public Library, in Chicago, is named for Harold Washington.
   The Toman Branch of the Chicago Public Library (built 1927), in the Little Village neighborhood, South Lawndale, Chicago, is named for John Toman.
   The Eisenhower Expressway, from downtown Chicago west to Hillside, in Cook County, is named for Dwight D. Eisenhower.
   Wendell Phillips High School (opened 1904), in Chicago, is named for Wendell Phillips.
   Altgeld Gardens Homes (built 1944-45), a public housing complex in Chicago, is named for John P. Altgeld.
   Cermak Road (formerly 22nd Street), from Chicago to Oak Brook, is named for Anton J. Cermak.
   Fuller Park (opened about 1914), in Chicago, is named for Melville W. Fuller.
   Kedzie Avenue, in Chicago, is named for John H. Kedzie.
   Kedzie Street, in Evanston, is named for John H. Kedzie.
   Medill Avenue, in Chicago, Illiois, is named for Joseph Medill.
   Ogden Avenue, in Chicago, is named for William B. Ogden.
   Pershing Road, in Chicago, is named for John J. Pershing.
   Rush Street, in Chicago, is named for Benjamin Rush.
   Wentworth Avenue, in Chicago, is named for John Wentworth.
   Wrigley Field (opened 1914, named 1927), ballpark for the Chicago Cubs, in Chicago, is named for William Wrigley, Jr..
   Carl Schurz High School, in Chicago, is named for Carl Schurz.
   Truman College, Chicago, is named for Harry S. Truman.
   Taft High School, in Chicago, is named for William H. Taft.
   The Edens Expressway (opened 1951, now mostly part of I-94), in Cook County, is named for William G. Edens.
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