Cook County Clerk
Monday is the first day that county clerks throughout the entire state of Illinois must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Albany Park couple Tom Crisham, 36, and Andrew Rodbro, 38, received the 1000th license Friday afternoon, Clerk David Orr’s office said in a statement.
More 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.
Same-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.
If you think your one vote doesn’t matter, just take a look at some of this week’s election results.
Cook County officials are paying homage to celebrities born in Cook, in a sometimes surprising exhibit beneath Daley Plaza.
A state lawmaker wants Illinois to stop using schools as polling places on Election Day, but the idea doesn’t sit well with local election authorities.
Tomorrow’s voter turnout in and around Chicago might not be a record, but officials expect it will be substantial.
As the last day of early voting winds down, a line to get into the main early voting center in downtown Chicago has been growing all day long, to the point it stretches for more than two blocks.
Both the Cook County Clerk and the Chicago Board of Elections have redesigned their websites so voters can prepare for the election with their smartphones.
Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and officials in Cook County are joining the effort to get everyone onboard.
Cook County Clerk David Orr fears the push for voter ID laws across the country is going to have a pronounced effect on Election Day.
The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has announced 12 people and three organizations that will become the newest inductees this November.
Falling property values mean falling tax revenues in Chicago.
Two county clerks from downstate and a Chicago-based Catholic law firm are asking a judge for permission to defend Illinois’ gay marriage ban.
Two separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.
With Illinois a player in the Republican primary election for the first time in decades, the number of voters asking for a GOP ballot is up, but election officials still expect low turnout overall.
Thousands of people are getting letters saying their home was sold for non-payment of property taxes — when it’s just not true. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman investigates.
Officials say 831 civil union licenses were awarded to Cook County couples in June, the first month they were legal in Illinois.
Civil union licenses will start being issued in Illinois starting on Wednesday and Cook County Clerk David Orr expects a big rush early in the morning.