Window For Early Voting Closes This WeekendThere are dozens of early voting polling places in the city and suburbs. Election officials are encouraged by what they've seen so far. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
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.
Cook County Issues 1,000th Same-Sex Marriage LicenseAlbany Park couple Tom Crisham, 36, and Andrew Rodbro, 38, received the 1000th license Friday afternoon, Clerk David Orr’s office said in a statement.
Dozens Of Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage LicensesMore 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.
Cook County Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses; First Couple WedsSame-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.
Judge: Lawsuit Seeking To End Same-Sex Marriage Ban May ProceedGay and lesbian couples fighting for the right to get marriage licenses hailed the ruling as another step toward marriage equality in their home state.
Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local ElectionsIf you think your one vote doesn't matter, just take a look at some of this week's election results.
Pedway's 'Sweet Home Cook County' Display Shows Off Local CelebritiesCook County officials are paying homage to celebrities born in Cook, in a sometimes surprising exhibit beneath Daley Plaza.
Lawmaker Wants To Stop Using Schools As Polling PlacesA 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.
Dominick Easily Fends Off Challenge For Cicero Town PresidentCicero 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.
First Marriage For New Year In Cook CountyCook County has a new first couple--the first couple to say "I do” in 2013.
Heavy Voter Turnout Expected In Chicago Area TomorrowTomorrow's voter turnout in and around Chicago might not be a record, but officials expect it will be substantial.
Clerk Orr Urges Cook County Residents To Register To VoteTuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and officials in Cook County are joining the effort to get everyone onboard.
Orr: Voter ID Laws Could Have Major Effect On Election DayCook County Clerk David Orr fears the push for voter ID laws across the country is going to have a pronounced effect on Election Day.
Chicago Gay And Lesbian Hall Of Fame Names 12 New InducteesThe Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has announced 12 people and three organizations that will become the newest inductees this November.