David Orr

Letters wrongly telling home owners their properties have been sold at auction were traced back to this Palos Park mailbox. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Letters Falsely Claim Homes Have Been Sold In Tax Auctions

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.


Civil Unions

831 Civil Union Licenses Issued In Cook County Last Month

Officials say 831 civil union licenses were awarded to Cook County couples in June, the first month they were legal in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Clerk Expects Big Crowds For Civil Unions On Wednesday

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011

Same Sex Marriage

30 Couples To Be Joined In Civil Unions In Millennium Park

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.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Photo Of Cook County Clerk David Orr (County Clerk Photo)

Coin Toss To Decide Tied Elections In Cook County

Two tied election races in Cook County are to be decided by the toss of a coin.


Eli's Wedding Cheesecake presented to Cook County's Royal Couple, who got married this morning.  (Credit: Mary Frances Bragiel/Newsradio 780)

Cook County Honors Couple With ‘Royal Wedding’

A royal wedding of a sort also took place in Cook County this morning, courtesy of Cook County Clerk David Orr.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Big Turnout For Early Voting In City, Suburbs

Election officials in Chicago and the suburbs say they are seeing encouraging numbers in the people participating in early voting now underway.

WBBM Newsradio–03/24/2011

Photo Of Cook County Clerk David Orr (County Clerk Photo)

Orr Performs Year’s First Wedding

Cook County Clerk David Orr has some surprises for the first couple in line this year to get a marriage license.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2011

Toni Preckwinkle, right, with Cook County Commissioner John Daley, discusses the county budget. (CBS)

Preckwinkle To County Officials: Brace For Big Cuts

The president-elect of the Cook County Board met with all the county elected officials and delivered a short, but painful message.


wbbm 1101 polling

Polling Places Ramp Up For Elections

It’s the 11th-hour push for your vote by candidates all over the state, and the process to register your choice is also kicking into overdrive.


Photo Of Cook County Clerk David Orr (County Clerk Photo)

Clerk Blasts Negative Campaign Ads

Orr calls them a turnoff for voters, sees limited turnout.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Early Voting Popularity Explodes

Thursday is last day to vote early before Tuesday’s election.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2010