Cook had highest abortion rate among largest Illinois counties in 2017
In a list of the 30 most populous counties in Illinois, Cook County ranked No. 1 for the rate of abortions performed there in 2017, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report issued in December, which tracks abortions performed on an annual basis.
The abortion rate for Cook County was 0.41 percent. Peoria had the second highest abortion rate in Illinois in 2017, the department reported.