By Anna Von Reitz
Illinois lies in the Midwest on the Great Lakes and is politically dominated by the massive Chicago urban center, yet for all the numbers of people in the City of Chicago and Cook County in particular, Cook County remains a county like any other, limited by its own geographic parameters.
This is part of the genius of the American Way. Cook County may have far more people in it than other counties in Illinois. It may be wealthier by far. It may have different problems and different options for solving its problems. At the end of the day, it’s still a county circumscribed and limited by its own borders.
Like every other county in America, it may choose to conduct its day to day business using an incorporated franchise of the United States, Inc. --- or not.