Veteran Clerk Closes Book On Annual First Wedding TraditionCook County's first wedding of the New Year was also the last performed by County Clerk David Orr.
Couple Braves Arctic Chill To Get Cook County's First Marriage Of 2018Brian Wildeman and Susie Fogle showed up at the Cook County Clerk's office at 4 a.m., despite wind chills well below zero, to make sure no one beat them to the first marriage license of 2018.
Few Reports Of Problems In Chicago Area In Early Hours Of Election DayDespite a massive turnout in Chicago and the Cook County suburbs on Election Day, officials have reported only a few problems at polling places on Tuesday.
Cook County Officials Launch Major Voter Registration DriveOn the day after the first presidential debate, the Cook County Clerk’s office was hosting nearly 100 voter registration events across the county to mark National Voter Registration Day.
Cook County Inches Closer To 10,000 Same-Sex MarriagesCook County officials expect to issue the county’s 10,000th same-sex marriage license this week.
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.

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