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.
A royal wedding of a sort also took place in Cook County this morning, courtesy of Cook County Clerk David Orr.
Election officials in Chicago and the suburbs say they are seeing encouraging numbers in the people participating in early voting now underway.
Cook County Clerk David Orr has some surprises for the first couple in line this year to get a marriage license.
The president-elect of the Cook County Board met with all the county elected officials and delivered a short, but painful message.
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.
Orr calls them a turnoff for voters, sees limited turnout.
Thursday is last day to vote early before Tuesday’s election.