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Election not over for 7 close races

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:30 am | 0 Comment

Election not over for 7 close races

Originally posted on the Cook County Clerk’s website In seven contests where candidates are divided by four votes or less, the election is not yet over, Cook County Clerk David Orr said Thursday. “I always say one vote makes a difference, and these close races prove how true that is,” Orr said. The close races are: ·         1 vote   – Lincolnwood more...

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Orr Files Brief to Dismiss Gay Marriage Opponents’ Motion

By at April 4, 2013 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

Orr Files Brief to Dismiss Gay Marriage Opponents’ Motion

Lawyers for Cook County Clerk David Orr have filed a brief opposing the motion to dismiss a lawsuit to overturn Illinois' ban on gay marriage. The motion to dismiss had been filed by intervenors Webb and Hitzel, downstate county clerks who are opposed to same-sex marriage. Despite being the original defendant in the suit, Darby v. Orr, in his brief Clerk Orr agrees more...

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Major New Technology Announcement: You can now access the Clerk’s office on your phone!

By at March 28, 2013 | 2:12 pm | 0 Comment

Major New Technology Announcement: You can now access the Clerk’s office on your phone!

In saying, we are the 4th in the country, and the largest Clerk of the Circuit Court in the State, Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County today announced a major new technological addition--new Mobile App designed to put a wealth of court-related information at the user’s fingertips. Now, Court Clerk Mobile Connect offers: Electronic Docket Case more...

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Early Voting Begins Today for the April 9 Consolidated Election

By at March 25, 2013 | 2:55 pm | 0 Comment

Early Voting Begins Today for the April 9 Consolidated Election

Cook County Clerk David Orr reminds voters that Early Voting begins today, March 25 for the April 9 Consolidated Election. There are more than 990 races on the ballot for offices ranging from park and school districts to municipal and township seats. There are also 38 local  referenda on topics including electricity aggregation, home rule and video gambling. "While more...

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County Board Honors Barrington High School Students for Extraordinary Volunteerism

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

County Board Honors Barrington High School Students for Extraordinary Volunteerism

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners Wednesday honored Barrington High School students for their extraordinary volunteering achievements. President Preckwinkle presented a resolution commending the students for their dedication to improving the world through “ambitious and wide-ranging volunteering efforts.” Six student more...

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April 9th Election Information

By at March 20, 2013 | 11:27 am | 0 Comment

April 9th Election Information

Originally published on the Cook County Clerk Website March 13th More than 2,700 candidates will be running for municipal, school, park, library and fire district offices in suburban Cook County on April 9, 2013, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr. "Voter participation in local elections is crucial for residents to influence issues affecting their more...

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Reassessment Notices Mailed to Elk Grove Township Taxpayers

By at March 20, 2013 | 11:12 am | 1 Comments

Reassessment Notices Mailed to Elk Grove Township Taxpayers

Originally published on the Cook County Assessor's Website March 15th Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that reassessment notices were mailed today to close to 18,000 residential property owners in Elk Grove Township.  “Our goal at the Assessor’s Office is to ensure that all property owners are equitably assessed,” Assessor Berrios said. “I more...

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Democratic party picked in ballot lottery

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:35 pm | 0 Comment

Democratic party picked in ballot lottery

The Democratic nominee for the 2nd Congressional District will have the top ballot position in the April 9, 2013 Election following a drawing conducted on February 28th by Cook County Clerk David Orr and Deputy Director of Elections Noah Praetz. At 11 a.m., Orr displayed slips of paper with the parties' names written on them, one Democratic and the other more...

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Berrios Proposes Property Tax Relief Measure

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment

Berrios Proposes Property Tax Relief Measure

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced Tuesday that he has crafted pending legislation in the Illinois General Assembly to increase the amount of savings for the Homeowner and Senior Exemptions. The bill is designed to soften the blow caused by the sunset of the 7 Percent Expanded Homeowner Exemption, which was originally designed to provide relief from rising more...

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Chief Judge Evans Announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour Set for March 22nd

By at February 28, 2013 | 5:53 am | 0 Comment

Chief Judge Evans Announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour Set for March 22nd

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the court will observe Women’s History Month on Friday, March 22, 2013, with tours of the Richard J. Daley Center courthouse, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago. The Women’s History Month Courthouse Tours will offer the public a sense of day-to-day operations in the Daley Center, which is the main more...

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