In an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, along with the Commission on Women’s Issues, is sponsoring a public hearing, “Ending the Exploitation of Women & Girls.” The event takes place at
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This month's Law Library Brown Bag Lunch Discussion topic is Voting Rights, a particularly timely issue as this month marks both the 48th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act and the 50th anniversary of t
As the U.S. Supreme Court enters its second day of hearing landmark court cases on marriage equality, we should be mindful of the fight that continues here in Illinois.
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.
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
Originally appeared at the Cook County Chief Judge's website
This commonsense legislation will allow individuals who are already driving to work, school and worship services to continue to do so in Cook County without fear of unnecessary and costly incarceration.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today urged the Illinois House to adopt legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, citing data that it will ease the burden on Cook County’s courts.
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.
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.