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Jan 2

‘It’s like we won the Super Bowl,’ for first Cook County couple to get married in 2020

South Siders had waited eight hours outside Clerk’s office to be No. 1.

Dec 9

Candidate Order for March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Decided in Ballot Position Lottery

Clerk Yarbrough held ballot lotteries today to determine the candidate ballot positions in the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

Nov 20

Clerk Yarbrough Celebrates Marriage Equality Milestones

Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough commemorated two significant milestones – the sixth anniversary of the signing of marriage equality into law in Illinois, and the imminent issuing of the 15,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple by the Clerk’s Office.

Nov 12

Candidate petition checking just became easier

Chairwoman Marisel A. Hernandez and Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough announced a new joint program that is already making life much simpler for 2020 campaigns.

Oct 21

Chicago couple celebrates Sweetest Day weekend with wedding officiated by Clerk Yarbrough

Sweetest weekend wedding is new Clerk’s office tradition.

Sep 24

Clerk Yarbrough joins “Hamilton” for National Voter Registration Day

Clerk Yarbrough joined the Chicago company of “Hamilton” to register voters and promote online voter registration on National Voter Registration Day. 

Jul 31

Cook County TIFs to bring in nearly $1.2 Billion; Chicago TIF revenue up more than 27%

TIF revenue has increased 27.4% in the City of Chicago and decreased 1.6% in the suburbs compared to last year.

Jun 20

2018 Cook County Tax Rates Release

The 2018 property tax rates, calculated by the Cook County Clerk for more than 1,400 taxing agencies, were released today. This is the final step in the process before property tax bills are mailed.

Apr 3

Unofficial suburban Cook County precinct results now online

Unofficial Consolidated Election township and precinct-level results can now be viewed online

Mar 26

Clerk Yarbrough Demonstrates New Voting Equipment

Along with more intuitive and accessible equipment, voters will be able to review their printed ballot – in hand –  before their vote is cast, said Yarbrough.