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.
Gay and lesbian couples fighting for the right to get marriage licenses hailed the ruling as another step toward marriage equality in their home state.
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.
Cicero Town President Larry Dominick easily won his bid for re-election Tuesday in a contentious three-way contest marked by accusations of corruption, voter intimidation and ballot-fixing.
Cook County has a new first couple–the first couple to say “I do” in 2013.
Tomorrow’s voter turnout in and around Chicago might not be a record, but officials expect it will be substantial.
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.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Clerk David Orr will be among those in attendance for a historic ceremony next month, in which 30 gay and lesbian couples will be joined in civil unions in Millennium Park.
Two tied election races in Cook County are to be decided by the toss of a coin.