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.
Next Round Of Early Voting Is Upon Cook County ResidentsThere are only five early-voting sites right now: in Evanston, Maywood, Berwyn, Calumet City and the clerk's office in downtown Chicago.
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.
Early Voting Presents Challenges For Orr's Election StaffCook County Clerk David Orr said expanding early voting into next week has been good for the voters, but a little hard on his elections staff.
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.
Democrats Slam Rauner For Veto Of Automatic Voter RegistrationDemocratic state lawmakers and others have lashed at Gov. Bruce Rauner, for his veto of legislation that would allow for automatic voter registration when people get their driver’s licenses.
Election Officials Expecting Big Turnout In Cook County For Illinois PrimaryLocal election officials say the many contested races in Tuesday’s primary elections are generating a lot of interest and they’re expecting strong turnout for a primary, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
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.
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.”