| May 30, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Wednesday morning, the gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois each filed a lawsuit against Cook County Clerk David Orr, saying the state’s ban on issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Owners of homes and businesses in Cook County can expect a mid-summer surprise: the second installment of property tax bills are expected to hit mail boxes in early July for the first time in decades.
If the bills get to the post office by July 1, it...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has filed a notice in Cook County Circuit Court saying it will present arguments in support of two lawsuits that question the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban.
The lawsuits, filed...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 2:24 PM
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office concedes in a court filing today that the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, according to a spokeswoman.
Two recent lawsuits against Cook County Clerk David Orr claim that...
| Sep 26, 2012
The hometown buzz among young voters surrounding President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign isn't as strong this time out, if Chicago voter registration is any indication.
There are 138,000 fewer people signed up to vote in the 18-to-34-year-old group than...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Cook County Clerk David Orr is recruiting about 75 bilingual election judges who are fluent in English and Spanish to work in suburban Cook County precincts for the March 20, 2012 Presidential Primary Election.
"Bilingual election judges help citizens...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Cook County commissioners have been known to yell and even curse at each other over the years, and the public now will get a chance to watch online as meetings unfold.
The proceedings have been a bit calmer under Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:07 AM
Police continue to search for the driver of a navy blue Volkswagen Beetle that hit and killed a leader in the Tibetan community and injured the man’s brother in law as they crossed a street in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.
Tsering Dorjee had...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Chicago police are looking for a driver who struck and killed an employee with the Cook County Clerk's Office and injured another man in West Rogers Park.
A dark blue Volkswagen Beetle hit both men while they crossed the street on the 6400 block of N....