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After 14 Years Together, Chicago Couple First To Wed In 2015Brenda Bravo and Jose Castro lined up at the Cook County Clerk’s office downtown at 5 a.m. Friday, to make sure they were the first to get a marriage license when the office opened at 9 a.m. As the first to get a license, they got a free wedding ceremony conducted by Clerk David Orr.
With Treasurer's Race Tightening, Cross Campaign Claims Possible Vote FraudA week after Election Day, the race for Illinois State Treasurer is growing extremely tight, with the two leading candidates separated by just a few hundred votes. Now, charges of vote fraud have started to fly.
Election Officials Will Need Days To Finish Counting VotesRegardless of whether Gov. Pat Quinn concedes the race to Bruce Rauner anytime soon, it will be days before an official count confirms who won the race for Illinois governor.
Chicago Area Voter Info: Polling Places, Sample BallotsNeed help locating your polling place or finding a sample ballot? We've got links to the information you need.
Chicago, Cook County Set Records For Early Voting“Overall, for us in suburban Cook, 169,000-plus have already voted,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. “That’s a 53 percent increase over 2010.”
'Malicious' Robocalls Targeted 6,000 Chicago Election Judges“There is an intent to try to disrupt the orderly administration of the election,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.
Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect In IllinoisMonday is the first day that county clerks throughout the entire state of Illinois must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Cook County Issues 1,000th Same-Sex Marriage LicenseAlbany Park couple Tom Crisham, 36, and Andrew Rodbro, 38, received the 1000th license Friday afternoon, Clerk David Orr’s office said in a statement.
Dozens Of Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage LicensesMore than 80 same-sex couples from Illinois and have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including several from other counties who apparently didn't want to wait until June 1, when gay marriage becomes legal throughout the state.
Cook County Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses; First Couple WedsSame-sex couples wasted no time getting marriage licenses on Friday, shortly after a federal judge ruled they don't have to wait until June to tie the knot in Cook County.
Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local ElectionsIf you think your one vote doesn't matter, just take a look at some of this week's election results.
Pedway's 'Sweet Home Cook County' Display Shows Off Local CelebritiesCook County officials are paying homage to celebrities born in Cook, in a sometimes surprising exhibit beneath Daley Plaza.