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Cook-Illinois

Revenue: 
Industry analysts estimate Cook-Illinois annual revenue at more than $93.6 million. Cook-Illinois is a privately owned business and not required to disclose its financial information.
Size: 
Cook-Illinois is the seventh-largest private school bus company in the U.S.
Buses: 
The company operates 2,200 school buses.
Districts: 
The company services more than 200 school districts in the Midwest.
Union Membership: 
The Teamsters currently represent 500 workers at 4 Cook-Illinois yards.
Ownership: 
Cook-Illinois was founded in 1970 by John Benish Sr. and is a family-owned and operated company. Benish Sr. and his wife also own and operate Benessere winery, with property assessed at $4.57 million for the 2011 tax year.
Partnerships: 
Cook-Illinois formed a joint venture with Go-Ahead Group plc, a UK-based transport provider in 2009. In 2012, Go Ahead group earned $3.84 billion in revenue and $174 million in operating profits.