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Cook County Clerk David Orr: Gay marriage long overdue in Illinois

By at January 4, 2013 | 2:06 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk David Orr: Gay marriage long overdue in Illinois

As the clerk in Illinois' most populous county, I urge all legislators to support the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act sponsored by Representative Greg Harris and Senator Heather Steans. This measure will provide all committed couples with the same legal protections under Illinois law - a step that is long overdue. Illinois should join the growing ranks of more...

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First couple starts 2013 with a bang

By at January 3, 2013 | 11:09 am | 1 Comments

First couple starts 2013 with a bang

Stephen Pyo and Angela McKinney were so determined to obtain Cook County's first marriage license of 2013 they lined up two hours before Clerk David Orr's office opened on Wednesday morning. "We wanted to start off the new year right," Pyo said. Dressed for the occasion - he in a grey suit, she in a white lace gown and veil - the couple held hands as they more...

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Preckwinkle, Orr, Volunteers Team Up for National Voter Registration Day

By at September 26, 2012 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Orr, Volunteers Team Up for National Voter Registration Day

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Clerk David Orr kicked off a countywide nonpartisan voter registration drive yesterday at the Markham courthouse in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 9 for the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. Preckwinkle, a former high school more...

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Lobbyists paid $1.9 million in Cook County last year

By at January 25, 2012 | 9:35 am | 5 Comments

Lobbyists paid $1.9 million in Cook County last year

Lobbyists were paid $1.9 million in 2011 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the budget, pension reform, and taxes on tobacco, alcohol and amusements, according to reports submitted to Clerk David Orr's Lobbyist Online website. "Lobbyists contacted officials nearly 1,200 times in 2011 about important issues facing the people of more...

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Lobbyists earned nearly $1 million in first half of 2011

By at July 25, 2011 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

Lobbyists earned nearly $1 million in first half of 2011

Lobbyists were paid nearly $1 million during the first half of 2011 as they attempted to influenceCookCountyofficials, although the number of reported contacts dropped by nearly 10 percent, Clerk David Orr announced Monday. The 178 active lobbyists in Cook Countyearned $924,136 and reported 632 lobbying contacts from January to June, down from 700 contacts during the more...

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831 couples applied for Civil Union licenses during June

By at July 18, 2011 | 4:44 pm | 1 Comments

831 couples applied for Civil Union licenses during June

Cook County Clerk David Orr issued 831 civil union licenses during June, the first month civil union licenses were issued in Illinois. "It's thrilling to see so many happy couples getting licenses and celebrating their relationships," Orr said. "My office is dedicated to making this milestone special for each and every couple." The Clerk's office collected more than more...

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Clerk Orr’s office issues first Civil Union licenses in Illinois

By at June 1, 2011 | 3:37 pm | 6 Comments

Clerk Orr’s office issues first Civil Union licenses in Illinois

Cook County Clerk David Orr's office issued its first civil union license this morning to Janean Watkins and Lakeesha Harris of Chicago, who arrived at midnight to be the first couple in line at the Daley Center. About 75 couples and their supporters arrived before the Clerk's office opened at 7:30 a.m. today, the first day Illinois allows civil unions under a law first more...

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Coin tosses will decide two election contests

By at April 29, 2011 | 4:30 pm | 1 Comments

Coin tosses will decide two election contests

Cook County Clerk David Orr on Monday, May 2, will toss coins to determine the winners of two tied election contests from the April 5 Consolidated Election. In Berwyn School District 98, candidates Fritz Paul-Emile and Joseph A. Festa are tied at 162 votes. They are seeking the third vacancy on the school board. With 458 votes each, Woodie Morris and Gerald R. Davis more...

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Get there early: Clerk Orr to name first couple to obtain a marriage license on 4/29 “Cook County’s Royal Couple”

By at April 28, 2011 | 2:47 pm | 6 Comments

Get there early: Clerk Orr to name first couple to obtain a marriage license on 4/29 “Cook County’s Royal Couple”

What: In honor of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Clerk David Orr will dub the first couple to obtain a marriage license tomorrow morning as Cook County's royal couple. The couple will cut a three-tiered wedding cake donated by Eli's Cheesecake and take another cake home. When: 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 29 Where: Cook County Vital Records, more...

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Early voting for April 5th elections ends March 31

By at March 29, 2011 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

Early voting for April 5th elections ends March 31

Participation is picking up in the final days of Early Voting, with 1,970 suburban voters casting ballots on Monday to mark the greatest single day turnout so far this voting period, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday. Since Early Voting began March 14, 18,535 suburban Cook County voters have participated even though fewer than half of all races are more...

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