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Up until we passed the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance in the City Council 30 years ago this month, the city of Chicago was not a sympathetic place for renters who had been suffered harm – whether it was financial or by quality of life – under unscrupulous landlords.
When Tony Aranda and Terry Beauchamp found each other 18 years ago, they couldn’t have had any idea that one day they would, or even could, get married.
Orr, elected officials, civil rights leaders, LGBT couples herald 10,000 same-sex marriages in Cook County
Cook County Clerk David Orr, a host of legislative leaders and civil rights groups who were instrumental in bringing marriage equality to Illinois, together with lesbian and gay couples, on Monday heralded the milestone of nearly 10,000 marriage licenses which have been issued in Cook County to same-sex couples.
Today, on Women's Equality Day, we look back on those women who fought to be heard so that future generations of women could exercise their right to vote.
Cook County Clerk David Orr and a diverse coalition of elected officials and civic and community groups on Monday denounced Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would have brought Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) to Illinois.
With today’s veto, Gov. Bruce Rauner condemned 700,000 hard working Illinoisans to another unnecessary interaction with government.
Suburban Cook County voters may now apply for mail ballots for the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced today.