CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County officials are paying homage to celebrities born in Cook, in a sometimes surprising exhibit beneath Daley Plaza.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports glass cases line the Pedway underneath the Daley Center, and passersby can see pictures and some words about actors, athletes writers, artists, inventors and others who were born in Cook County.
County Clerk David Orr said it’s called “Sweet Home Cook County.”
“One of my responsibilities as county clerk is to provide birth records to millions of people, and we have a lot of famous people born in Chicago and Cook County. So we decided to have fun with it,” Orr said.