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Clerk Orr’s Statement on Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona voter registration case

By at June 19, 2013 | 3:15 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr’s Statement on Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona voter registration case

"While I’m pleased at the Supreme Court’s decision that Arizona cannot require proof of citizenship to register to vote, I won’t break out the champagne until the Supreme Court upholds the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder.  That case will decide whether certain Southern voting districts with a history of racial discrimination will still need more...

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Illinois closer to approving online voter registration

By at May 29, 2013 | 3:21 pm | 0 Comment

Illinois closer to approving online voter registration

Cook County Clerk David Orr congratulates the Illinois Senate Executive Committee on bringing Illinois one step closer to offering online voter registration.  An omnibus elections bill, sponsored by Sen. Don Harmon, passed out of committee today and could get a full vote today or tomorrow. “Online voter registration may be the biggest advancement in expanding the more...

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Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough: 100 Days in Office – A Report to the Community

By at May 29, 2013 | 3:15 pm | 0 Comment

Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough: 100 Days in Office – A Report to the Community

Originally published at the Cook County Recorder of Deeds website To the Residents of Cook County: I am pleased to offer this report on the progress my office has made towards our goals of accuracy, efficiency and advocacy in our first 100 Days. As the first new Recorder of Deeds for Cook County in 13 years, it should be no surprise that I saw many opportunities more...

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Sheriff Encourages Parks to Participate in “Play Ball” Program

By at May 29, 2013 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff Encourages Parks to Participate in “Play Ball” Program

The "Play Ball" program is designed to help jump start spring and the baseball season for the youth of Cook County. The Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) completes a three-step process that includes a clean-up of all debris/garbage, first cut of grass and weed wacking, and then dragging and stripping the infield. SWAP is currently asking Cook County park more...

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Assessor Joseph Berrios Talks About the Phasing Out of the 7% Property Tax Cap

By at May 29, 2013 | 2:51 pm | 0 Comment

Assessor Joseph Berrios Talks About the Phasing Out of the 7% Property Tax Cap

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Cook County Board of Review Closes 2012 Appeals Session Reviewing Over 422,000 Appeals

By at May 23, 2013 | 9:35 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Review Closes 2012 Appeals Session Reviewing Over 422,000 Appeals

The Commissioners of the Cook County Board of Review closed the Board of Review 2012 complaint session, which included the reassessment of all real estate in the city of Chicago. During this most recent session, the Board of Review evaluated appeals regarding more than 422,000 parcels of properties, which is the second largest volume of work in its appeal history. The more...

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Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios Outlines Plans to Help Homeowners After Recent Flooding

By at April 30, 2013 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios Outlines Plans to Help Homeowners After Recent Flooding

Originally published in the April 30, 2013 edition of ChicagoTribune.com Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office, in cooperation with local, township, and county elected officials, will host numerous outreach sessions to help taxpayers that suffered great losses as a result of the serious flooding. “Many Cook County residents have more...

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Dorothy Brown remembers Jacoby Dickens

By at April 19, 2013 | 5:15 pm | 0 Comment

Dorothy Brown remembers Jacoby Dickens

Originally published by on the Cook County Clerk site April 15th, 2013 “He was a great Chicagoan, a product of the South Side, who became a renowned businessman  and later a major philanthropist,” said Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, about Jacoby Dickens, Chairman of the Board of Seaway National Bank. Dickens, who was 81, had been in poor more...

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County Board Introduces Lower Tax Rates For Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

By at April 18, 2013 | 11:45 am | 1 Comments

County Board Introduces Lower Tax Rates For Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an amendment to lower tax rates on the transfer of motor vehicles between county residents. Beginning August 1, an individual transferring ownership of a motor vehicle nine years or older will be subject to a $90 tax.  Vehicles four to eight years old will be subject to a $175 tax. Vehicles three years old more...

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Berrios Property Tax Relief Measure Passes Both Houses

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:37 am | 0 Comment

Berrios Property Tax Relief Measure Passes Both Houses

Originally appeared at the Cook County Assessor's Website Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced Thursday that legislation he crafted to increase the amount of savings for the Homeowner and Senior Exemptions has passed the Illinois General Assembly. The bill is designed to soften the blow caused by the sunset of the 7 percent Expanded Homeowner Exemption, which more...

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